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No ordinary Freak. No ordinary Vocoder. There’s nothing ordinary about it.
16-band Vocoder with detachable microphone
Accurate replication of the human voice via 16 frequency bands, and an easy-to-use gooseneck microphone for comfortable, instant vocoding.
New Vocoder engine with 16 colorful presets
Combine the Vocoder mode with MicroFreak’s wild features and manipulate your sound like never before. Sequence vocal melodies, modulate voice parameters with the LFO, and much more.
Connect external sound sources
Process external instruments and sounds through the Vocoder mode for unique formant textures - simply connect to the headphone input via 3.5mm TRRS.
Limited-edition white finish with Swan graphic
A new look for your favorite Freak. The casing, control panel and center strip has been given a makeover to complement its radical new voice.
Already own MicroFreak?
Update to unlock the Vocoder engine
Update your firmware to V2.1 to enjoy the new Vocoder feature, presets and TRRS connectivity.
MicroFreak just got a new voice
The uniquely unpredictable MicroFreak formula but not as you know it.
Sing alongside glistening digital textures. Add paraphonic harmonies to external sound sources. Scatter spoken word across sprawling modulated sequences. This is your voice and your sound - spiced, diced and warped beyond recognition.
to the mic
A simple, removable mic attachment that lets you sprinkle your voice into the mix.
A gooseneck design means quick position adjustment, with easy connection straight into the headphone socket. The fitting also allows you to connect headphones at the same time.
The utility menu lets you set your preferred mic gain and noise gate settings.
The human voice consists of complex, unique harmonics. A 16-band Vocoder design ensures that these harmonics are detected, filtered and replicated accurately.
Speak your mind and MicroFreak will respond in kind.
We’ve created an entirely new mode to harness the Vocoder’s 16-band power.
The Vocoder engine features 3 waveforms - sawtooth, pulse width and noise - while the Timbre and Shape knobs adjust the 16 frequency bands to twist and transform your voice.
MicroFreak Vocoder Edition goes beyond robot vocals. 16 new presets give you instant access to android translations, crystalline harmonies and vibrant formant sequences galore.
Connect an external sound source like a drum machine or synth via the headphone socket for glitchy sound processing.
Soft textural chords harmonizing a vocal line, with a touch of tremolo-like wobble.
An energetic offbeat rhythm twisted into a subtly-modulated chord sequence.
All in one
A full track, with rhythmic and melodic elements, processed into curious harmonic textures.
Choppy guitar strums resynthesized, resulting in a slick chord sequence with formant qualities.
A trap-influenced beat, complete with triplet hi-hats, slowly moving through waveforms.
A simple vocoded chord voicing shaken up with a looped envelope-style effect.
First impressions make a difference. MicroFreak has always been out to make a statement, and the Vocoder Edition is no exception.
The control panel has been given a makeover. The center strip boasts a bold new Swan graphic, while a sleek white finish makes this limited edition Freak stand out from the crowd - as if it didn’t already.
Behind the revamped appearance and microphone attachment is the same lovable maniac that set the synth world spinning.
Sparkling digital and wavetable oscillators collide with velvety analog filters. 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.
Producer / MusicianIts capability to get super granular with wavetable parameters is great. Its timbres and textures can range from the smoky and crackly very "electric" sound of early-era synths, to lush contemporary colors that are smooth and sublime.
Songwriter / ProducerMicroFreak Vocoder is like nothing I’ve played around with before - it’s so experimental and pushes you to write and play in totally new ways.
Composer/ ProducerThis synth is almost like small robot singing or speaking thanks to the formant synthesis or the vocoder feature.
What's in the box
- MicroFreak Vocoder unit
- Electret mic with gooseneck and headphone adapter
- Power supply
Size & weight
- Instrument size : 12.2 x 9.2 x 2.2 inches (311 x 233 x 55mm)
- Instrument weight : 2.3 lbs. (1.02 Kg)
Synthesizer with 256 preset slots and 224 factory presets
14 Digital oscillator with variable mode, including Mutable Instruments Plaits engines and new 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 or Paraphonic 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