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Arturia Microfreak Experimental Hybrid Synthesizer
Old 24th January 2019
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Arturia Microfreak Experimental Hybrid Synthesizer

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Old 24th January 2019
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micro freak? more like Arturia the micro sneak superb little box
Old 24th January 2019
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love the concept, didnt like the video at all (epic cringe tbh) .Looking forward to hearing more, if they get the build quality and the sound right it will be a winner im sure.
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Could be the age of very interesting hybrid synths, alongside the analog revival.
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great marketing line

"This isn’t a revolution, it’s a mutiny" polyAT inc.
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Arturia are always quite original with their marketing, and with some of their ideas too, such as with the Matrixbrute.
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PolyAT? You have to be sh*tting me.
Old 24th January 2019
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That looks cool, it didn't sound that crazy though. Anyone know how much?
Old 24th January 2019
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wow, cool - specs read interesting and the sound demos are really nice. all in all this looks like a good chance from the analog only offerings (ewhich are fine in their own right, of course)

that room in the promo vids needs acustic treatment tho...
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"We’ve also teamed up with Eurorack synth heroes Mutable Instruments to bring you 7 modes from their legendary Plaits module. "

This looks like an amazing little 4 voice oddball synth.
Old 24th January 2019
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is that plaits oscillator? the speech synth has the same words lol

edit: yes, 7 modes of plaits osc.
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That looks cool, it didn't sound that crazy though. Anyone know how much?
goto arturia page, they have a few demos at the bottom of the page

what a little cracker clever little functions happening in this sneak freak
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That looks cool, it didn't sound that crazy though. Anyone know how much?
$299 !
Old 24th January 2019
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Amazing concept and love the partnership with MI!

A bargain even as a controller and some of 4x plaits!
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HOT DAMN! So bloody cool - can’t wait to mess with one.
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Mutable, awesome. I always loved how Arturia was bringing ideas from the boutique/Euro worlds to the masses, this is taking it up a notch

I feel like they need to make a Wasp-y black and yellow version, thought.
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Own (and love) a Microbrute. This will probably be my next Arturia purchase. Cheap and delicious.
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The product name and artwork tell me I'm not part of their target market.
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Yay Arturia. give me give me.
It is the perfect post-plug in synth.
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I hope sales reflect the capability and innovation, this is insane synth for ££££
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Some rather nice forward thinking here and it would make great sample fodder for my Digitakt, TR-8S and V-Synth.
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brilliant
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Own (and love) a Microbrute. This will probably be my next Arturia purchase. Cheap and delicious.
Its step sequencer looks even better
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Some rather nice forward thinking here and it would make great sample fodder for my Digitakt, TR-8S and V-Synth.
With the plaits oscs, wavetables and filters I'm with you! Think it could be outstanding for ambient textures mangled via DT.

If it's as capable of karplus/physical modelling I'm going to swap out a shed load of euro for this.

Kudos to MI for sharing too, love Émilie's open ethos! (e.g. vcv rack)

Super pumped.. I thought we were lost to a world of revival
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Well....that escalated quickly. Guess I'll be getting one of these too.
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With the plaits oscs, wavetables and filters I'm with you! Think it could be outstanding for ambient textures mangled via DT.

If it's as capable of karplus/physical modelling I'm going to swap out a shed load of euro for this.

Kudos to MI for sharing too, love Émilie's open ethos! (e.g. vcv rack)

Super pumped.. I thought we were lost to a world of revival
Yep - go here
Superwave, Harmo, Karplus, Wavetable, Pl.Va, Pl.Waveshaper, Pl.FM, Pl.Grain, Pl.Chord, Pl.Modal, Pl.Speech.

https://www.arturia.com/products/har...ofreak/details
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Looks like an amazing little synth. They didn't hold back. They crammed every feature they could think of into it. Throughout the video I kept going "WTF" as they unveiled more and more capabilities.

I absolutely love the look of it. And I even liked the video.

I don't have time or money for more synths, but I'm thinking that this might make a nice celebratory gift to myself after I file my taxes.
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Brillant ! Collaboration with Mutable Instrument im IN
edit : No brainer for me absolutely a no brainer
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Loving the keyplates. My only experience of this kind of input has been on Animoog, and that was a joy to play. Between this and the Volca Modular it seems experimental, west-coast type stuff is really coming forwards. Love it.
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