Arturia MicroFreak

Hybrid Synthesizer

  • Touch keyboard with 25 keys
  • Velocity dynamic with polyphonic aftertouch
  • Digital oscillator with synthesis methods like Karplus Strong, Harmonic OSC, Superwave and Texturer
  • Analog state variable filter (-12 dB/oct.) with selectable lowpass, bandpass and highpass characteristics
  • LFO with 6 vibration modes
  • 2 Envelope generators
  • Modulation matrix with 5 sources and 7 targets
  • Arpeggiator
  • Step sequencer with 4 automation tracks and random parameters
  • Paraphonic mode
  • OLED display
  • Line output: 6.3 mm Jack
  • CV / Gate / Pressure Outputs: 3.5 mm Jack
  • Clock In / Out: 3.5 mm Handle
  • MIDI In / Out: 3.5 mm TRS jack
  • USB port
  • Dimensions: 311 x 233 x 55 mm
  • Weight 1.02 kg
  • Includes 12V DC power supply unit
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Further Information

Number Of Keys 25
Touch-Sensitive Yes
Aftertouch Yes
Split Zones No
Modulation Wheel No
Number of simultaneous Voices 1
Sound Engine Digital Analog Hybrid
MIDI interface MIDI In/Out
Storage Medium Internal
USB-port Yes
Effects 0
Arpeggiator Yes
Number of Analog Outputs 1
Digital Output No
Display Yes

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Most inspiring and fun synth in the last 10+ years
strbm, 07.05.2019
While its basic structure is "just" a regular synthesis, this Freak has a very unusual approach to user interface and features. It's definitely not Micro, but Mega. The built-in presets are great, they give you a nice overview of the capabilities and functions.

The keyboard is strange and weird but in a good way. It's pretty easy to touch a (random) key by accident and it can cause some unexpected but good sounding result. This is also a bit of a weak point of it because it's hard to reproduce the randomly good sounding mistakes.

Don't expect this to be the next Juno or Oberheim, but it has its place in the palette of great and fun synthesizers. To me it was a no-brainer. Would buy it again.
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klqs, 14.08.2019
Very good features in general, many options for external gear to be combined/connected.
Lacks build in effects but it's not that important sine you can buy a cheap(or not) reverb/delay pedal etc .
Generally it's open to more experimental players/producers,
It's not your average synth due to the specially designed keyboard.

All in all a very capable fresh synth!
Also you can do crazy things with the matrix.
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