Arturia has announced the release of MicroFreak Firmware V3, a free update to the experimental hybrid synthesizer.

A collaboration with LA-based digital Eurorack pioneers Noise Engineering to push MicroFreak’s sound further into the experimental digital realm, the update includes 3 razor-sharp new oscillator modes and a number of enhancements that bring gritty digital character, workflow flexibility, and even more creative value to this wild hybrid synth.

Changes in MicroFreak Firmware V3

  • 3 Noise Engineering oscillator modes: Bass, SawX, Harm; 3 new algorithms that also feature in Noise Engineering’s flexible Virt Iter module, offering additive harmonic color, wavefolding, phase modulation, and more. Digital never sounded so dirty.
  • Unison mode: Up to 4-voice unison is now available for all oscillator types, with unison spread of up to 12 semitones that can also be used as a modulation destination. Make your basses bigger and your melodies more massive than ever.
  • More factory presets and slots: The number of preset slots has increased from 256 to 384, giving you more legroom to make MicroFreak your own – this even includes 96 more factory presets for more musical madness straight out the box.
  • Saving and loading presets: Enhancements to preset functionality makes MicroFreak easier and more intuitive than ever, including loading the last saved preset upon restart, and always retaining Chord Mode’s most recent chord within your saved preset.

The MicroFreak is available to purchase for 299 USD/EUR. All MicroFreak users can login and download Firmware V3 now to unlock the latest features, free of charge.

Visit Arturia for more information on the MicroFreak and the collaboration with Noise Engineering.