MATRIXSYNTH: Arturia & Noise Engineering Collaborate on New MicroFreak Firmware V3

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Arturia & Noise Engineering Collaborate on New MicroFreak Firmware V3


MicroFreak - Firmware V3 | Performance by Tom Hall

"Experience MicroFreak’s wild new sonic capabilities first-hand with an immersive glitch-fuelled performance from renowned LA sound designer Tom Hall. For MicroFreak's latest firmware release, V3, we’ve teamed up with Eurorack visionaries Noise Engineering to push MicroFreak further into the digital realm with 3 powerful new oscillator modes."

Arturia x Noise Engineering | Collaborating on MicroFreak Firmware V3
Arturia

"Since its inception in 2019, it’s mad talents have grown exponentially. Numerous free firmware updates, new oscillator modes, fresh presets, and even a limited edition skin with 2020’s Vocoder Edition. This little hybrid maniac has become a living, breathing, ever-changing force of fluid creativity - and is showing no signs of slowing down now. For the latest firmware release, V3, we’ve teamed up with EuroRack visionaries @Noise Engineering to push MicroFreak further into the digital realm with 3 powerful new oscillator modes."

And the official press release:

"Arturia unleashes MicroFreak V3 firmware update, collaboration with Noise Engineering
MicroFreak's mad talents continue to evolve with every free update. Introducing MicroFreak Firmware V3, designed in collaboration with Noise Engineering to push MicroFreak’s sound further into the experimental digital realm. 3 razor-sharp new oscillator modes and a number of enhancements bring gritty digital character, workflow flexibility, and even more creative value to this wild hybrid synth.

3 Noise Engineering oscillator modes
Bass, SawX, Harm; 3 new algorithms that also feature in Noise Engineering’s flexible Virt Iter module, offering additive harmonic color, wavefolding, phase modulation, and more. Digital never sounded so dirty.

Unison mode
Up to 4-voice unison is now available for all oscillator types, with unison spread of up to 12 semitones that can also be used as a modulation destination. Make your basses bigger and your melodies more massive than ever.

More factory presets and slots
The number of preset slots has increased from 256 to 384, giving you more legroom to make MicroFreak your own - this even includes 96 more factory presets for more musical madness straight out the box.

Saving and loading presets
Enhancements to preset functionality makes MicroFreak easier and more intuitive than ever, including loading the last saved preset upon restart, and always retaining Chord Mode’s most recent chord within your saved preset."

Additional details and demos at https://www.arturia.com/products/hardware-synths/microfreak/update

And some pics grabbed from the site:

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