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Arturia MICROFREAK Hybrid Synthesizer

Arturia MicroFreak Hybrid Synthesizer

The new Arturia MicroFreak is one of the star synth. A dramatically different synth from Arturia. This monophonic and 4-voice paraphonic instrument boasts a rather unusual feature set including a multi-mode digital oscillator, an Oberheim SEM-inspired analogue filter. Other features include a pressure-sensitive PCB keyboard, a multi-point modulation matrix, a sequencer-arpeggiator with controlled randomness Spice and Dice parameters, a cycling envelope, 128 factory presets, and space for 64 user sounds, OLED display lets you keep track of what is going on.

The Arturia MicroFreak powerful digital oscillator features a palette of unique modes such as Texturer, KarplusStrong, Harmonic OSC, and Superwave, enabling everyone from adventurous newbies to experienced synthesists to explore new sonic frontiers. The Arturia  MicroFreak is an extremely versatile little instrument that can sound sweet, deep, hypnotic, chaotic or volcanic, and whatever sounds you can dream up, MicroFreak is up to the task. MicroFreak also enables you to work fast too with advanced features like real-time sequence creation and randomization. Any pros will find it useful as an experimental sound design tool, much in the same way Eurorack modules are used. With less voltage required than a typical analogue, the Arturia MicroFreak can run from USB power.

The Arturia MicroFreak represents very good value for money, providing basic synthesis possibilities alongside more complicated and highly inspiring digitised formats. “There’s no way a budget synth can do all that!”  The Arturia MicroFreak Hybrid Synthesizer is here to break the rules.