The Arturia MicroFreak has just got a cool new sibling, MicroFreak Vocoder Edition. Here's what you need to know about this limited-time, limited-quantity edition of the mighty MicroFreak, combining the mind-bending Freak hybrid formula with a 16-band Vocoder mode, a gooseneck microphone, and a striking limited edition finish:
A new look, a new configuration, a new sound. Let’s take a closer look at what makes this exclusive limited-run Freak tick...
Gooseneck microphone: Easily adjustable and removable, the mic connects to the headphone socket, designed to fit snug against MicroFreak’s rear connectivity panel.
Limited-edition finish: MicroFreak Vocoder Edition has been given a makeover, featuring a sleek, eye-catching white design with a unique Swan graphic.
New 16-band Vocoder engine: Accurately detect, filter and replicate the complex harmonics of the human voice. Sawtooth, pulse width and noise waveforms, with 16 new presets to boot.
Connect external sound sources: Process an external sound source like a drum machine/synth via the headphone socket for glitchy vocoder sound processing.
But wait... if you already have a MicroFreak, wish you had the vocoder functionality and are therefore feeling somewhat heavy-hearted... be not too sad. Users who already own MicroFreak can update their firmware to V2.1 to unlock the new Vocoder feature, presets and TRRS connectivity. And you can easily connect a sound source to the headphone socket via 3.5mm or splitter adapter!
Existing MicroFreak owners download the firmware update here.
The MicroFreak Vocoder Edition is available to purchase at any authorised Arturia dealer while stock last.
Street price $349/329€