Sound Demo

These demos features the dry, raw sound of the synth with no added external effects or processing.

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MicroFreak Patch Bank by Thoracius Appotite

The MicroFreak from Arturia combines digital wavetable synthesis with an genuine analog filter in a super light-weight package. In place of normal keys it features a two-octave capacitive-touch keyboard with aftertouch. The synthesis engine is very simple and lacks an effects engine, but there are enough settings and routing options to make it a formidable and flexible synthesis machine.

As I often find, the factory presets leave a lot to be desired. The synthesizer is actually capable of so much more pleasing and interesting sounds. So here I present my custom presets for the Arturia MicroFreak…

Analog Meets Digital

I started by recreating the type of classic, retro '70s and '80s synth sounds I've done on my previous analog and virtual analog synthesizer banks. However, as I became more acquainted with the MicroFreak, I leaned more and more into the digital "waveforms" offered and discovered this is where a lot of the unique character on this synthesizer is to be found. The result is a healthy blend of analog-, digital-, and hybrid-style presets for your enjoyment and inspiration. Leads, pianos, polysynths, pads, strings, brass, bass, organs, arps, and more.

Frequency Asked Questions

Q: How do I get these sounds onto my synth?
A: Download the software from the Arturia website and connect your MicroFreak to your computer using a USB cable. Import either the "project" or "bank" file included in your download. Then click the button to send the patches to your MicroFreak.

Q: Can you recreate the synth sound from _______?
A: The MicroFreak is extremely limited in its sound-sculpting capabilities. It also has no effects engine at all. I love to receive your requests and will take a shot at it, but bare in mind that there are many things the MicroFreak simply cannot do.

Q: I already bought the old version of your MicroFreak preset pack that had only 90 patches. Can you send me the new patches?
A: Yes, no problem. Just shoot me an email and I'll send you the new file.


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Thoracius Appotite's MicroFreak

Contains over 260 all-original, custom-designed presets for the Arturia MicroFreak.

Price: $24.99

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