At NAMM 2020, Arturia has introduced the MicroFreak 2.0, a new free upgrade for its excellent hybrid Synthesizer with a new noise oscillator, chord mode & more.
The third and last product for NAMM 2020 from Arturia is a major upgrade 2.0 for the MicroFreak with new features, functions, and improvements.
Highlight of the new firmware 2.0 is a new noise oscillator that can be played in a versatile way. Further, they added a new chord mode with which you can deseign your own chords.
- New Noise oscillator: morph between particle noise, white noise, and a metallic noise that’s reminiscent of a synth cymbal. An exciting new voice that will open up powerful new drum and percussion possibilities in MicroFreak.
- Chord Mode: by holding the Paraphony button and playing some notes, you program the chord, then replay the shape with a single key.
- Scale quantization: In the Utility settings, you can activate scale quantization to your favorite scale. When activated, the “white notes” on the keyboard play whichever scale you have selected. No more wrong notes!
- Sequencer streamlining: in 2.0 firmware update, you’re now able to easily copy
- Pattern A to Pattern B in an instant.
- Matrix initialize: before 2.0 firmware update, if you wanted to clear the Matrix of all routings, you’d have to manually do it. Now you can just hold the Shift and perform a long press on the encoder, and it will clear!
- 64 New Presets: Loads of exciting sounds to explore using the new oscillator and features.
- MicroFreak now displays visual feedback even when Local Control is off.
- The synth’s Local Control now also translates USB to MIDI Out.
- The release of currently playing presets are now cleared when switching to a new one.
- The Record LED now blinks on each beat, instead of on 16ths
Arturia MicroFreak 2.0 update is available now as a free download.
More information here: Arturia