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.
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.
- Karplus Str.
- Two Op. FM
- 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.
MicroFreak Stellar Front
Stop sounding like everyone else. This synth features a hugely powerful digital oscillator with multiple modes. Find new exciting sounds from virtual analog to crazy speech synthesis.
A tasty state-variable LPF, BPF, HPF analog filter capable of self-oscillating.
LFO, Envelope, and Cycling Envelope
Deceptively simple, but hugely powerful LFO and Envelope to shape your synth sound. The flexible cycling modulator can act as an Envelope or an LFO with variable rise and fall times.
25-note PCB “Keyboard”
Super-expressive interface with poly-aftertouch sensitivity.
Switch from dirty bass range to screaming, high-pitched leads with ease.
Arpeggiator / Sequencer
Polyphonic Sequencer + 4 modulation tracks assignable to any parameter. Find happy accidents with Spice and Dice to add some fun to your sequences.
Assignable Mod Matrix
Virtually wire up 5 modulation sources and 7 destinations, with 3 user-defined points.
512 Presets slots with 320 Factory Presets
A fantastic mix of traditional and, well, let’s just say “not very traditional” kick-ass sounds to explore, and plenty of space to save your own.
Navigate settings and presets with crystal clarity.
MicroFreak Stellar Back
A standard 3.5mm headphone output that’s also TRRS-compatible for microphone & audio input (for the Vocoder engine).
A 1/4" jack connection for balanced line-level output.
The 3.5mm clock input and output lets you sync with external gear, and can be configured to older clock types 24 ppq, 48 ppq, 2 ppq, or even a single pulse per step.
Use these 3.5mm connections with the included MIDI breakout cables to connect to your favorite synths, controllers, drum machines, or any other MIDI gear.
Integrate MicroFreak into your creative ecosystem with its CV outputs. Use the sequencer to control vintage synths, take control of your Eurorack gear, the options are almost limitless.
PSU & USB Power
MicroFreak comes with a PSU, but no volt-hungry analog oscillators means it can also be powered by USB!
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.
A bright an ethereal trip into space using FW 2.0 bank presets. Arturia external FX and processing were used for this track.
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
An epic melodic techno track using the FW 4.0 features. Arturia external FX and processing were used for this track.
Slow Tempo Demo
MicroFreak is at ease in creating leads and FX sounds in this psybient track.
Playing Games In The 80s
Energetic synthwave track showing capabilities of the MicroFreak in the analog domain.
Dark industrial techno featuring a heavily distorted MicroFreak.
Laid back smooth techno track done entierly with the MicroFreak.
Melodic ambient track, with a stong nostalgic feeling.
Bring back the 90s rave sound with this uplifting trance track.
“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.”
“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.”
“If you are looking to expand your tonal palette a little bit, it's definitely something well worth checking out.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“MicroFreak is an amazing little synth monster which can produce magic, weightiness, elegance, strength, and endless variation.”
“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.”
“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.”
“It's a little package with a lot built in, I really enjoyed playing with it.”
“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!”
“This is an exceptionally brave new design from Arturia, which has the potential for lots of sonic brilliance.”
“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.”
“Endearing and powerful instrument. If the editorial team calls for me to return it, tell them that I went for a trek in Tibet.”
“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.”
“It’s all surprisingly clear and simple to get to grips with considering the fact that there’s so much to play with.”
“A different flavor of sound, it's not like many other things I can think of.”
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“Excellent synth with a digital brain and analog filter. Many oscillator modes”
“MicroFreak will win the hearts of electronic musicians seeking an all-in-one inspiration machine that dares to be different.”
cuckoomusicI think it sounds great! It'll be a great, affordable little friend for on the go studio music production, portable performance rig etc. Good stuff.
Synthesizer ExpertI am not joking, exaggerating, nor pandering when I say that this thing is one of my new favorite synths. The oscillator functions, matrix, and surface-area sensing of the keyboard basically make it so it didn’t even need a filter. I am in awe.
DJ / ProducerWith a very unique synthesis and a fast keyboard with many possibilities, this little hybrid has gone straight into my live set up.
Gone is GoneIt's my go-to when I start a track or my inspiration when I was out of interesting ideas. Just sliding your fingers from note to note can create odd sounds and feels. I love that. It stays plugged in on my desk always ready to go.
BelladonThe keyboard is what really sets this synth apart from other synths at any other price point. You just tap on the keys and get this great, beautiful randomness that doesn’t sound disorganized.
Keyboardist / ProducerMicroFreak allows me to get microscopic if I want to, but also provides a wide sonic palette without the need to obsess over every parameter. It’s just so much fun to interact with. You can’t go wrong!
ProducerMicroFreak is an intuitive little synth adding a fresh spark to many of my electro productions.
DJ / ProducerI love the MicroFreak for the sounds, functionality and size - I can take it wherever I go. Very simple to use and the effect it creates is great! It has a wide choice of sounds and features that allow me to push my creativity to the limit!
Hany AdelMicroFreak is not like any synth, it's a little monster with powerful and unique sounds. It will never fail to impress you when you're looking to be more creative or sound different.
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
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, 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
- Up, Order, Random, Pattern modes
- Spice & Dice Gate randomizers
- 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
- MicroFreak Unit
- Universal PSU
- Registration card
- 2x MIDI port adapters
- size : 12.2 x 9.2 x 2.2 inches (311 x 233 x 55mm)
- weight : 2.3 lbs. (1.02 Kg)