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MICRO FREAK

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

A synthesizer like no other, MicroFreak blends wavetable and digital oscillators with analog filters. It features a unique poly-aftertouch flat keyboard. It adds controlled randomness to sequences. MicroFreak features 11 awesome oscillators, 4 bespoke Arturia engines, and 7 modes from their friends at Mutable Instruments.

This out-there little music machine features a versatile digital oscillator so you can create rare and interesting sounds with ease. Modes like Texturer, KarplusStrong, Harmonic OSC, and Superwave give adventurous musicians the chance to explore totally new, unheard possibilities. Like having dozens of synths in just one instrument, both wild-eyed newcomers and seasoned professionals will fall in love with MicroFreak's flexible, powerful synth engine.

About the unusual looking keyboard - it isn't really a keyboard, it's a PCB. Super-flat, with no moving parts that will track lightning-fast synth solos. Better than a traditional keyboard, actually. Will it let you be expressive? Of course. It's not only pressure sensitive, but also offers poly-aftertouch. This means each key can control parameters in a different way depending on how much you touch.

You can also use its USB, MIDI, and CV outputs to control instruments in your DAW and modular synths. This also means that you can also use MicroFreak as a controller to experience polyphonic aftertouch with cutting edge software instruments.

MicroFreak is set to redefine what low-cost digital synths can do.

Main Features

• Synthesizer with 192 preset slots and 128 factory presets
• 11 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 destinations are user-assignable)
• 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
• Instrument size : 12.2 x 9.2 x 2.2 inches (311 x 233 x 55mm)
• Instrument weight : 2.3 lbs. (1.02 Kg)

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Closest StoreVancouver, British Columbia
This is an amazing unit. A must-have for my sound.
Posted by tyson on Sep 19, 2019
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Closest StoreSt. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
i love the hybrid design of this synth, you can play with it like an analog mono and make weird unmusical garbage, or you can play big lush chords that sound great in a mix with a full band. polyphonic aftertouch at this price is crazy, and you can unlink the keyboard from the synth engine so you can play a poly aftertouch synth vst with the keyboard while the synth engine is sequenced by your daw. this synth really comes to life with effects, some people complain that there isnt any effects built in but i bet theyd complain more if it had effects and costed $100 more. download a free daw and get some free effects plugins
Posted by Isaac on Sep 12, 2019
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Closest StoreQuébec, Quebec
12 types d'ondes (analogue, fm, superwave, générateur de mots...) avec des variations multiples. Plusieurs sources de modulation possibles: lfo, vca selon deux mode, arpégiateur/séquenceur, pression des doigts sur le clavier textile. Une infinité de possibilités. Utilisable en mono ou 4 voix paraphoniques en live ou en lab.
Posted by Françoise Labelle on Jun 8, 2019
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Looks like a toy, but is a POWERHOUSE!!!2 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreCalgary, Alberta
4 powerful and flexible digital voices, analog filter. This thing is KILLER for the price. Modular routings via the top left mod matrix gives MAJOR sound sculpting capability. Don't let the toyish appearance put you off. Glad I preordered!
Posted by UJ on Apr 21, 2019
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