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Challa

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MicroFreak as a controller?
« on: October 27, 2020, 10:11:38 am »
Hello there

Is the Microfreak usable as a MIDI controller? If yes, does it support Pressure/Aftertouch?

Can it be USB or Battery-powered?

I am just checking if I can get rid of my Korg MicroKey Air.

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Airlane1979

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Re: MicroFreak as a controller?
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2020, 11:01:18 am »
While the MF can be powered by USB though not batteries, its MIDI implementation is uniquely restricted and I'd not recommend it as a MIDI device of any kind. I've been constantly frustrated by its non-standard Continuous Controllers set. It is perhaps the only MIDI synth ever made that doesn't send or receive MIDI Volume (CC#7). The keyboard works in its own peculiar way but it's only two octaves and doesn't generate velocity. I use a digital piano and a Yamaha synth to play my MF. Keep your Korg.

DyjomatEh!

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Re: MicroFreak as a controller?
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2021, 09:09:24 am »
I use a battery pack almost more than plugging it in.
Make sure you buy a Lithium Polymer battery if you are going to get one.
Hope that helps.

 

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