Arturia has announced availability of the MicroFreak, an experimental hybrid synthesizer featuring an advanced digital multi-mode oscillator.

A synthesizer like no other, MicroFreak is a peculiar, exceptional instrument that rewards the curious musician. It blends wavetable and digital oscillators with analog filters. It features a unique poly-aftertouch flat keyboard. It adds controlled randomness to sequences. This isn’t a revolution, it’s a mutiny.

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

Arturia MicroFreak

MicroFreak features

  • Synthesizer with 256 preset slots and 160 factory presets.
  • 12 Digital oscillators with variable modes, with integrated open source Plaits engine created by Mutable Instruments.
  • Analog State Variable Filter, 12dB/octave, resonant, Low Pass, Band Pass, High Pass.
  • ADSR envelope.
  • Cycling Envelope offering two modes: Envelope and 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.

MicroFreak is available for $349 USD / 299 EUR.

More information: Arturia