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DmAudio

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What would you like to see in a successor to the microfreak?
« on: December 13, 2021, 05:27:08 pm »
I would love to see a freak line born out of the microfreak, much like the brute line. I imagine that's already in arturia's plans, nothing groundbreaking in that idea, but what kind of features would you guys like to see in a successor?

I imagine the plaits oscillators would be dropped, but I think Arturia's been amassing enough original oscillators to have a successful successor sans plaits. I'd be happy with only their original oscillators, but on a successor, I would really like to see two oscillators! The current freak oscillator ui, doubled in a single synth, would be absolutely fantastic.

Additionally, I'd love to take the freak's matrix capabilities and interact with my other gear more extensively, ie, I'd love to see beefed up cv I/O options!

And, though I'm sure we'd all enjoy sixteen voice polyphony at some point, I wouldn't be disappointed to see a more restrained approach from arturia for the freak's second iteration. Price point is part of what is so incredible about the freak, so If they took a more minilogue xd approach to the synth and gave only four to six voices of (true!) polyphony I'd be content.

That's honestly it. I'd be happy with more, for sure, but for a freak successor to really hit the spot for me all I would need to see is true (if limited) polyphony, better cv integration, and a second oscillator. Oh, and legit ADSR envelopes also, at least on the amp!

What would you guys like to see?

csurieux

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Re: What would you like to see in a successor to the microfreak?
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2021, 08:11:12 am »
More respect to midi standards

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Re: What would you like to see in a successor to the microfreak?
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2021, 04:19:40 am »
I could imagine a number of successors, MiniFreak (with 3 Octave synth action keyboard and wheels), MacroFreak (8 Voices paraphonic, stereo out with stereo effects section), UltraFreak (Full poly 8 voices with 8 analog filters and effects)...

But what I'm most dreaming of would be a full VST version of the MicroFreak, compatible 100% with the hardware, so that you could make endless patches and use them on many tracks in realtime... we all know Arturia has the chops to replicate hardware synths, why not the MicroFreak? I would pay another 300 to run a VST version alongside my hardware! ;)

Thoracius

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Re: What would you like to see in a successor to the microfreak?
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2022, 02:53:47 pm »
1. A full ADSR envelope, so separate Decay and Release parameters.

2. A nice-sounding stereo effects stage -- reverb/delay, modulation (chorus, ensemble, phaser), EQ

fugit185

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Re: What would you like to see in a successor to the microfreak?
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2022, 07:55:40 am »
Bluetooth connection to BT headphones/speakers

pkskySynth

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Re: What would you like to see in a successor to the microfreak?
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2022, 11:54:42 pm »
I agree with DmAudio about the true polyphony and a second oscillator and also with Thoracius,

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2. A nice-sounding stereo effects stage -- reverb/delay, modulation (chorus, ensemble, phaser), EQ

The MicroFreak really wants reverb and delay and effects. All the great performances I've seen on YouTube include high quality reverb/delay stomp boxes, like the one from GFI. Why spend as much for a reverb as you do for the whole synth?

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Re: What would you like to see in a successor to the microfreak?
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2022, 10:34:14 pm »
Only thing missing is microtuning support 🤓

 

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