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Limited edition, limitless madness

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 - yours

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.

An energetic offbeat rhythm twisted into a subtly-modulated chord sequence.
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.

A new dress code

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.

The Freak within

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.

Tusks

Artists Corner

MicroFreak 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.
Tusks
( Songwriter / Producer )
Public Memory

Artists Corner

The MicroFreak has actually brought me into the past moreso than the future...The combination of its capability to get super granular with wavetable parameters and call up sounds from palettes of the likes of Silver Apples and Kratwerk, paired with the keyless keyboard and glide function enabled, make me feel like I'm playing some sort of alternate-timeline Ondes Martenot. 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.
Public Memory
( Producer / Musician )
Floex

Artists Corner

This synth is almost like small robot singing or speaking thanks to the formant synthesis or the vocoder feature.
Floex
( Composer/ Producer )

Sound Corner

Electronix (Le?o Battle)

Metallic industrial beats inspired by the nuances of Berlin and Detroit techno, littered with glitchy vocal snippets.

Imogen Heap_Cover (Michel Nassar)

A cover of Imogen Heap's vocoder anthem, with rich chord voicings and emotive dynamics.

Vocoded Pop (Antony Hoax)

An ambient, vibey pop track complemented by subtly-digital vocal textures.

Box contents

  • 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)

Main Features

  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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 / Mod outputs
  • USB, Clock and MIDI in and out
  • 6.35mm master and 3.5mm headphone output