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Arturia MicroFreak Hybrid Synthesizer
Arturia MicroFreak Hybrid Synthesizer
 
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Arturia MicroFreak Hybrid Synthesizer

Hybrid analog/digital synthesizer with 11 Digital oscillators, analog state variable filter and 25-key capacitive keybed
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Arturia MicroFreak Hybrid Synthesizer

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Whether you’re looking for your first, affordable hardware synth or are collector looking for original sounds and unique interface, MicroFreak is the synth you need.

This out-there little music machine features a versatile digital oscillator so you can create rare and interesting sounds with ease. Modes like Texturer, KarplusStrong, Harmonic OSC, and Superwave give adventurous musicians the chance to explore totally new, unheard possibilities. Like having dozens of synths in just one instrument, both wild-eyed newcomers and seasoned professionals will fall in love with MicroFreak’s flexible, powerful synth engine.

Small but fierce
MicroFreak packs so much in to such a compact instrument, you'll wonder how we did it. We'd love to say it was magic, but it was pure skill and passion.

Physical modelling, wavetable synthesis, virtual analog, there is nothing as complete and exciting as the MicroFreak oscillator on the market. It's hard to believe from such a small synth, but here it is, ready for you to explore. Excite your creativity and reward your curiosity with a large, diverse sound palette. MicroFreak features 11 awesome oscillators, 4 bespoke Arturia engines, and 7 modes from our friends at Mutable Instruments.

There's a little freak inside you, and this instrument will bring it out.

The best of both worlds
Even though MicroFreak has a digital oscillator at its heart, “opposites attract” as the saying goes. That’s why we’ve included a lush-sounding analog filter.

Inspired by the trailblazing 12-dB Oberheim SEM filter, you can make MicroFreak’s filter scream or whisper to taste. The filter is state-variable, and can even auto-oscillate! You can use this is any way you like, from taking the edge of the razor-sharp wavetable sounds, or automating the cutoff by modulating it with keyboard pressure or the in-built sequencer.

Wait. Did we mention that MicroFreak has a sequencer? And a mod matrix? Things are about to get seriously interesting...

Taste the spice, throw the dice
MicroFreak is packed with unique, exciting features that let you create music with a fresh perspective.

Record up to four automations, edit notes per step or use the innovative Spice and Dice sequencer functions to find happy accidents. Add randomization to create evolving, original patterns, and virtually rewire and reconfigure its signal chain and controls with the 5x7 modulation matrix.

This truly is a budget-friendly synth like no other.

That’s a funny looking keyboard”
That’s right, it is. It isn’t really even a keyboard. It’s a PCB. Super-flat, with no moving parts. Will it track lightning-fast synth solos? You bet. Better than a traditional keyboard, actually.

Will it let you be expressive? Of course, it’s not only pressure sensitive, but also offers poly-aftertouch. This means each key can control parameters in a different way depending on how much you touch.

You can also use its USB, MIDI, and CV outputs to control instruments in your DAW and modular synths. This also means that you can also use MicroFreak as a controller to experience polyphonic aftertouch with cutting edge software instruments.

Hybrid analog/digital synthesizer with 11 Digital oscillators, analog state variable filter and 25-key capacitive keybed.


Average Rating: Average Rating: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 3 Write a review »

 
 
5 of 5 Quality over just making the sale. November 16, 2019
Reviewer: Courtney Smith from EVERGREEN, CO United States  
I recently order the arturia micro freak.
We noticed a shipping label was created however the item never shipped.
I called the midi store and inquired why the item was not shipped.
They responded the item appeared to be damaged and offered a refund or they would be restocking in in a week and would ship it out then.
This is the reason we will be using the midi store in the future.
They made sure we didn't get a damaged unit  and we were satisfied rather then us having to return a damaged item like you hear about on eBay and amazon all the time.
We are looking forward to our new microfreak in the studio as our newest addition to many items we purchased with The Midi Store and cant wait to add more from them soon :)


 
 
5 of 5 Great product, great store! June 15, 2019
Reviewer: Michael Dietel from San Francisco, CA United States  
This is now my second product from the MIDI Store, and I couldn't be happier. They are communicative, friendly, and follow through on what they promise. I would definitely buy from them again!


 
 
5 of 5 This thing is crazy... in a good way June 13, 2019
Reviewer: Ethan S. from Bay Area, CA United States  
If you're looking for an analog clone, this isn't your synth. Sure the virtual analog stuff sounds good but the MicroFreak is really made for sonic exploration. It's amazing just how many types of synthesis you get in a box this small. The mod matrix makes this extremely powerful and it is super fun to use. Sure it's a bit experimental but it's musical and I've been able to create sounds that work in a variety of electronic music styles. The keyboard takes a bit of getting used to but I love it now that I'm getting the hang of it.