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Arturia MicroFreak Experimental Hybrid Synthesizer

Unusual, different, unique, peculiar, and exceptional. Take all of these words and concepts and you're not even close to getting the full vibe of MicroFreak, Arturia's super-affordable hardware synth.

 
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SKU: A570101XX-P

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A powerful digital oscillator with loads of atypical modes, an analog filter, and a modulation matrix are what defines the Arturia MicroFreak Hybrid Synthesizer. It might look innocent, but it's kinky under the covers. MicroFreak is an extremely versatile little monster that can sound sweet, terrific, hypnotic, deep, chaotic, and authentic. It features an expressive etched touch-keyboard which also adds to its stylish appearance.

Oscillator Modes
The digital oscillator is prepared to do things other synths simply wouldn't consider. With modes like Texturer, KarplusStrong, Harmonic OSC, Superwave, adventurous musicians will be able to explore totally new possibilities. We have also partnered with acclaimed Eurorack Manufacturer Mutable Instruments, including the Plaits oscillator with added paraphony.

Touch Keyboard with Aftertouch
Don't be afraid to try something new and unusual. MicroFreak's touch plate is fast, natural, and expressive. It can detect pressure, and offers polyphonic aftertouch!

State Variable Analog Filter
Opposites attract, so Arturia has coupled their digital oscillator with an analog filter. Inspired by the trailblazing 12-dB Oberheim SEM filter, you can make it scream and whisper to taste. This filter can even auto-oscillate!

Features:
  • Oscillator Modes
  • Touch Keyboard with Aftertouch
  • Store up to 192 presets
  • Thin and portable design
  • State Variable Analog Filter
  • Modulation Matrix
  • Arpeggiator and Step Sequencer
  • Includes USB cable, power cord, and user's manual

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Things You Will Get:

  • Hybrid Synthesizer
  • USB Cable
  • Power Cable
  • User's Manual

A uniquely intuitive, compact, and affordable hybrid synth.

5

Pros: - Small. - Light. - Affordable. - Easy to connect to a computer and update. - Can be run on USB battery power or included wall adapter. - Keyboard affords unique playing capabilities that let you modulate what you're playing both with the hand on the keyboard and the hand on the knobs. - Matrix interface is super intuitive. If you want to change how your sound works, you just can. Need to drive the cutoff threshold with the LFO? Just go there on the matrix and say how much you want the one to impact the other. Easy. - Lots of interesting arpeggiation and sequencing features, which are all fairly well-documented by the manual. Cons: - Limited effects. There's no bitcrush, reverb, delay, overdrive, etc., pretty much just a filter. You'll have to output to something else if you want to spice things up. - Tutorials tend to be either "here's what I did" or "here are the keys you can press" and not "watch as I navigate the soundspace to create my desired voice." Overall, I think it's hard to find something this fun and usable at this price point. I'd recommend this even if you were trying to introduce a younger user to semi-modular synths.

Jeremy

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I will shop here again,

5

I had a good experience with my order and delivery. I purchased an Arturia MicroFreak which is a great product.

Dante

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Great product sold by a great company!!

5

Great little synth. So many possibilities. A lot of fun for a great price!! Digital with an analog filter. Sequencer. What more could you ask for?

Jason

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Great

5

Nice sound

ELLENETTE

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Outstanding

5

Outstanding

DAVID

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THE beginner synth

4

The microfreak is my first and favorite synth i own. If your looking a "do it all" style of first synth i highly suggest the arturia microfreak. My only con would be the plastic body.

VICTOR

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MicroFreak Experimental Hybrid Synthesizer

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Synth Type Hybrid
Synthesizer Format Keyboard Synthesizer
Number of Keys 25
Controller Types USB, CV/Gate, MIDI, Clock
Oscillators Three
Polyphony Polyphonic Aftertouch
Wave Memory Yes
Preset Types 128 factory, 128 user
Effects Type 11+ engines, State variable analog filter, Modulation matrix
Arpeggiator No
Sampling Yes
MIDI Sequencer Yes
Audio Input Types None
Audio Output Types 1 x 1/4" Output, 1 x 1/8" Output
MIDI I/O Yes
USB Yes
Power Supply Type 12V DC 1A
Weight 2.5 lbs
Dimensions 12.5 x 9.2 x 2.2 inches (LxWxH)
Series Freak
Model 570101
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