MicroFreak Stellar

Experimental Hybrid Synth

MicroFreak Stellar is a limited edition of an acclaimed experimental synth that combines digital oscillators with an analog filter, boundless modulation with musical expression, and a sleek black finish with quirky space-age graphics - primed for your interplanetary sonic voyage.

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MicroFreak Stellar

Ready for
launch

The same loveable hybrid beast that’s shaken up the synth world, retrofitted for out-of-this-world sound exploration.

A limited edition look

Discover a synth that looks as weird and wonderful as it sounds with a slick all-black exterior, decorated with detailed space-age graphics reflecting its controls.

New firmware

Launched alongside MicroFreak Stellar is another free firmware update for all MicroFreak users, introducing user sample import, a Sampler engine and 3 Granular engines.

The hybrid gamechanger

The next chapter in the Freak story. MicroFreak is the hybrid desktop synth that refuses to stop evolving and continues to inspire with every update.

A starbound new look

MicroFreak Stellar doesn’t just feature a slick new black exterior;

the entire interface is dotted with unique space-age graphics inspired by its controls, from the ADSR rocket launch to the filter resonance UFO - giving this already-loveable synth even more unique character!

Voices from outer space

What if we told you that you could get virtual analog, wavetable, FM, vocoder sounds and beyond in a single synth?

Algorithms from Mutable Instruments and Noise Engineering in a desktop keyboard? Even sampling and granular engines with a free firmware update?

MicroFreak Stellar & the V5 firmware update brings 21 different oscillator modes to the table, so you can go bigger, deeper, and weirder with your sound than ever before.

  • Vocoder
  • Noise
  • Superwave
  • Harmo
  • Karplus Str.
  • Wavetable
  • BasicWaves
  • V.Analog
  • Waveshaper
  • Two Op. FM
  • Formant
  • Chords
  • Speech
  • Modal
  • SawX
  • Harm
  • Bass
  • Sample
  • Hit Grains
  • Scan Grains
  • Cloud Grains

A Hands-on Experience

Explore microfreak-stellar’s layout, controls, and secret sonic weapons in detail, from the one-knob Modulation Matrix to the multi-functional touch strips.

The Freak within

MicroFreak Stellar features the same inspiring, bonkers sound but embellished with a unique space-age design.

Beneath its space-age exterior, you’ll find sparkling digital and wavetable oscillators collide with a velvety analog filter. A unique poly-aftertouch PCB keyboard combines with a distinctly freaky arpeggiator & sequencer. Bathe your mix in sonic hysterics with the erratic mod matrix or the unique Spice & Dice randomizers. MicroFreak is out to break the rules. It's an unpredictable instrument for the adventurous. An adrenaline rush for the thrill-seeking musician. A mind-bending tool that dares you to stray from the path and think differently. Freak out.

Hear it
in action

Ambient 90

(Jean-Michel Blanchet)

A bright an ethereal trip into space using FW 2.0 bank presets. Arturia external FX and processing were used for this track.

At Last

(Sebastien Rochard)

Sit back and enjoy this chillout deep bass track with floating melodic elements and texture. Arturia external FX and processing were used for this track.

Tales From The Table

(Solidtrax)

An epic melodic techno track using the FW 4.0 features. Arturia external FX and processing were used for this track.

Slow Tempo Demo

(Romain Magnan)

MicroFreak is at ease in creating leads and FX sounds in this psybient track.

Playing Games In The 80s

(Solidtrax)

Energetic synthwave track showing capabilities of the MicroFreak in the analog domain.

AEternal

(Blush Response)

Dark industrial techno featuring a heavily distorted MicroFreak.

Chill Street

(Solidtrax)

Laid back smooth techno track done entierly with the MicroFreak.

Ambient Forest

(Tom Leclerc)

Melodic ambient track, with a stong nostalgic feeling.

Trancentral

(Solidtrax)

Bring back the 90s rave sound with this uplifting trance track.

PressClippings

  • Electronicbeats

    On MicroFreak

    “The modulation matrix is so powerful in itself, this is like a cherry on the cake but the cake itself is so incredibly well designed, actually, I would go that far and say it's the best synth arturia ever made.”

  • Music Radar

    On MicroFreak

    “Packing tons of power and innovative features into an affordable box, Arturia’s new offering is weird, wonderful and downright fun. (...) MicroFreak should be top of your ‘must try’ list.”

  • Sonic State

    On MicroFreak

    “If you are looking to expand your tonal palette a little bit, it's definitely something well worth checking out.”

  • Gearspace

    On MicroFreak

    “The Microfreak is certainly in the no-brainer category for all synth enthusiasts and electronic music producers, and not only because it packs a lot but most importantly because it brings interesting and refreshing elements to the table. The digital oscillator is fabulous, pressure keyboard and along with the modulation matrix it makes for an exciting synth with lots to offer. This is arguably Arturia’s best — real or virtual — synthesizer to date.”

  • Amazona

    On MicroFreak

    “This little synthesizer nails - in some ways cruelly - all currently existing multi-engine synthesizers to the wall. No other synthesizer currently on the market offers so many different synthesis engines in one instrument. In short: The MicroFreak is an absolute killer synthesizer, convincing on so many levels while allowing you to live out the pure fun of playing.”

  • Allfordj

    On MicroFreak

    “The new MicroFreak synthesizer from Arturia is a very unusual instrument which is able to conquer the heart of any musician eager for experiments. It combines the virtually limitless possibilities of digital oscillators and tabular wave synthesis with the warm, charming character of analog filters.”

  • Strong Mocha

    On MicroFreak

    “MicroFreak is an amazing little synth monster which can produce magic, weightiness, elegance, strength, and endless variation.”

  • Future Music

    On MicroFreak

    “A modern classic at the time of its presentation, Arturia MicroFreak is a very difficult contender to beat in its price range. If you take into account its sound versatility and its ability to create breakthrough sequences, and all for a price less than € 300, you have to rub your eyes to believe what you're seeing - and listening... Its variety of sound generators and the flexibility of modulation are incredible for a synth of this price. -Arturia wanted to raise very high what a low-priced instrument has to offer The Arturia MicroFreak digital synthesizer represents the intention of those of Grenoble to capture the imagination and the desire of the beginner users of synthesizers, but also of those more demanding and creatively advanced.”

  • Electronic Musician

    On MicroFreak

    “With so many synthesis features packed into such a small box, it’s hard not to fall in love with Arturia’s latest hardware offering. (...) MicroFreak should be top of your ‘must-try’ list.”

  • Reverb

    On MicroFreak

    “It's a little package with a lot built in, I really enjoyed playing with it.”

  • Interface

    On MicroFreak

    “This is just a synth that should be in every studio. (...) With the Microfreak you can enjoy yourself for a long time. What a genius thing!”

  • MusicTech

    On MicroFreak

    “This is an exceptionally brave new design from Arturia, which has the potential for lots of sonic brilliance.”

  • T3

    On MicroFreak

    “Indeed, the Arturia MicroFreak is a very distinct experimental synth for the adventurous, for those who seek sounds outside the norm, creating hooks and leads bordering on the otherworldly, boasting a four-voice paraphonic synth and one that could easily be used in a live set.”

  • KRHome Studio

    On MicroFreak

    “Endearing and powerful instrument. If the editorial team calls for me to return it, tell them that I went for a trek in Tibet.”

  • DJTech Tools

    On MicroFreak

    “One of the biggest advantages to owning a digital hardware synth like the MicroFreak is the versatility – you’re able to create a wide range of sounds just from a single unit. Basses or leads, creepy sounds or smooth vibes – it’s in here.”

  • Juno

    On MicroFreak

    “It’s all surprisingly clear and simple to get to grips with considering the fact that there’s so much to play with.”

  • Sonic State

    On MicroFreak

    “A different flavor of sound, it's not like many other things I can think of.”

  • Mac Pro Video

    On MicroFreak

    “Excellent synth with a digital brain and analog filter. Many oscillator modes”

  • Audio Technology

    On MicroFreak

    “MicroFreak will win the hearts of electronic musicians seeking an all-in-one inspiration machine that dares to be different.”

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Main Features

Synthesizer with 512 preset slots and 320 factory presets

21 digital oscillator modes, from wavetable to sample playback & granular processing, plus engines from Mutable Instruments and Noise Engineering as well as the Vocoder mode

Analog State Variable Filter, 12dB/octave, resonant, Low Pass, Band Pass, High Pass

ADSR envelope

Cycling Envelope offering two modes

  • Envelope
  • LFO

LFO with Sync: Sine, Tri, Saw, Square, Random, Slew Random

Modulation matrix with 5 sources and 7 destinations (3 custom destinations)

Monophonic, Paraphonic or Unison modes - Up to 4 voices

Chord mode lets you program a chord shape and play it on any note

Scale Quantize lets you set a specific scale for the white notes to simplify the creative process

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 / Pressure outputs

USB, Clock and MIDI in and out

6.35mm master and 3.5mm headphone output

What's in the box

Box content

  • MicroFreak Unit
  • Universal PSU
  • Registration card
  • 2x MIDI port adapters

Instrument dimensions

  • size : 12.2 x 9.2 x 2.2 inches (311 x 233 x 55mm)
  • weight : 2.3 lbs. (1.02 Kg)