Arturia MicroFreak


#1
  • Synthesizer with 192 preset slots and 128 factory presets

  • 11 Digital oscillator with variable mode, including collaborations with Mutable Instruments

  • Analog State Variable Filter, 12dB/octave, resonant, Low Pass, Band Pass, High Pass

  • ADSR envelope

  • Cycling Envelope offering two modes
    Envelope
    LFO

  • LFO with Sync: Sine, Tri, Saw, Square, Random, Slew Random

  • Modulation matrix with 5 sources and 7 destinations (3 custom destinations)

  • Monophonic or Paraphonic modes - Up to 4 voices

  • 25-key capacitive keybed with polyphonic aftertouch

  • Capacitive touch strip

  • Crisp OLED display for editing and parameter values

  • Powerful arpeggiator
    Up, Order, Random, Pattern modes
    Spice & Dice Gate randomizers

  • 64-step sequencer
    2 patterns per preset
    4 automation tracks per preset

  • CV / Gate / Mod outputs

  • USB, Clock and MIDI in and out

  • 6.35mm master and 3.5mm headphone output

Instrument size : 12.2 x 9.2 x 2.2 inches (311 x 233 x 55mm)
Instrument weight : 2.3 lbs. (1.02 Kg)

Among the multiple modes of MicroFreak’s synth engine, you’ll be able to select the open source Plaits oscillators created by modular pioneers Mutable Instruments.

Soon available
349$/299€ -Spring

first Demo:


[NAMM '19] : OMG! Who didn’t sell out or let down?
#2

whaaaaaaat


#3

wowza - interesting


edit : possibly an understatement - really really into this one - love the concept, kudos


#4

Arturia are terrible at promos.


#5

video promo = horrendous! :joy: … the synth is interesting tho. Sad to see full-size midi i/o becoming a thing of the past. :disappointed_relieved:


#6

MI Plaits in a box!


#7

MADNESS

Cool looking keys though. I’m a sucker for wavetable and digital synths, so I’m definitely interested.


#8

The video looks like some 90s Nickelodeon thing. But the synth looks like it might be cool. The price is attractive.


#9

Did they use the same director and producer for the promo as Roland used to use for their 90’s grooveboxes? If it is meant to be a parody then that is some top trolling, if it is not then it is still hilarious but in a different way.

Synth looks quite interesting but the promo video doesn’t convince me, it is like they are trying too hard :joy:


#10

The video rode the line between amusing and cheese, but the synth is genuinely one of the most interesting things to come out recently. Looks like it’ll be $349 which seems insane for all that’s packed in there.


#11

Wonder if they’ll ever make a good promo vid? But once we get some demos of this in the right hands I imagine it will be a no brainer.


#12

Nope they won’t


#13

From now on all promo videos should be done by either Cenk or Baseck, with Nick Batt looking bemused in the background.


#14

Cringe.


#15

check out the actual demos - pretty nice.

I was emailed about this on Tuesday but it was “embargoed” until 6pm UK today - but the cat’s out of the bag now anyway!


#16

It seems their promo department must be also run by the same person handling their customer service department.


#17

That “Sello” demo, OOOF! Give me those JP8080 vibes please!


#18

Looks good. Wack video but who cares. Interesting product, good connectivity, good price. Arturia moving forward.


#19

I spit out my coffee at 1:04.
Jesus pose, followed by simple one note solo.


#20

Agree, the music and video is terrible at showcasing the product

Sounds great on paper though and nice price