Arturia announces Firmware V5 and Stellar Edition for the MicroFreak

Arturia’s MicroFreak synthesizer has already impressed musicians with its unique combination of digital sound engines and analog filter, and now it has hit the bull’s eye once again with the limited edition MicroFreak Stellar Edition. With its sleek black space-age design, this limited edition synth looks even more elegant than its predecessors.

Despite the new look, the MicroFreak Stellar Edition still offers the same great features that musicians have come to love. The touch keyboard with 25 keys and polyphonic aftertouch is still there, along with the orange knobs and small OLED display. The synth still boasts various digital oscillator engines and an analog state variable filter that can be switched between low-pass, band-pass, and high-pass characteristics.

But there’s more to the MicroFreak Stellar Edition than just a new look. A new firmware update, set to be released on May 30, 2023, will be pre-installed on the Stellar Edition and available for all other models as well. This V5 update introduces sample import and playback, allowing users to incorporate their own samples into their music. With memory for up to two minutes of sample time, this feature is sure to be a hit with sound designers.

The firmware update also includes three new granular engines, named Scan Grains, Cloud Grains, and Hit Grains. These engines offer even more options for editing samples, making the MicroFreak an even more versatile tool for musicians.

In addition to sample import and granular engines, the firmware update also improves the synth’s envelopes, making them faster and snappier. And with over 300 factory presets and 512 slots for user presets, the MicroFreak Stellar Edition is a synth that will keep musicians inspired for years to come.

The MicroFreak Stellar Edition is available for order now and will be delivered starting May 30, 2023.

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