EXPERIMENTAL HYBRID SYNTH
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.
A Toch of Madness
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.
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.
Small but fierce
MicroFreak packs so much in to such a compact instrument, you'll
wonder how we did it. We'd love to say it was magic, but it was pure
skill and passion.
Physical modelling, wavetable synthesis, virtual analog, there is
nothing as complete and exciting as the MicroFreak oscillator on the
market. It's hard to believe from such a small synth, but here it
is, ready for you to explore. Excite your creativity and reward your
curiosity with a large, diverse sound palette. MicroFreak features
11 awesome oscillators, 4 bespoke Arturia engines, and 7 modes from
our friends at Mutable Instruments.
There's a little freak inside you, and this instrument will bring it
The best of both worlds
Even though MicroFreak has a digital oscillator at its heart,
“opposites attract” as the saying goes. That’s why we’ve included a
lush-sounding analog filter.
Inspired by the trailblazing 12-dB Oberheim SEM filter, you can make
MicroFreak’s filter scream or whisper to taste. The filter is
state-variable, and can even auto-oscillate! You can use this is any
way you like, from taking the edge of the razor-sharp wavetable
sounds, or automating the cutoff by modulating it with keyboard
pressure or the in-built sequencer.
Wait. Did we mention that MicroFreak has a sequencer? And a mod
matrix? Things are about to get seriously interesting...
Taste the spice, throw the dice
MicroFreak is packed with unique, exciting features that let you
create music with a fresh perspective.
Record up to four automations, edit notes per step or use the
innovative Spice and Dice sequencer functions to find happy
accidents. Add randomization to create evolving, original patterns,
and virtually rewire and reconfigure its signal chain and controls
with the 5x7 modulation matrix.
This truly is a budget-friendly synth like no other.
“That’s a funny looking keyboard”
That’s right, it is. It isn’t really even a keyboard. It’s a PCB.
Super-flat, with no moving parts. Will it track lightning-fast synth
solos? You bet. 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
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.
“There’s no way a budget synth can do all that!”
MicroFreak is here to break the rules
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
Cycling Envelope offering two modes
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
-Up, Order, Random, Pattern modes
-Spice & Dice Gate randomizers
-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
Size & weight
Instrument size : 12.2 x 9.2 x 2.2 inches (311 x 233 x 55mm)
Instrument weight : 2.3 lbs. (1.02 Kg)