And again Arturia make us happy with the release of the new firmware for Microfreak. This time, in version 3, they added three fantastic oscillators by Noise Engineering: Bass, Harm, and Sawx, that give new perspectives in sound design. And what I liked the most is that each of these oscillators has Noise parameter, it sounds very pleasant and give the timbre sort of vintage color.
Also, a unison mode is added, this mean you may stack all 4 voices in one note to get super fat leads, basses, plucks and so on.
Arturia keep on proving that Microfreak is indeed a synth with endless potential. Who knows what else they are going to add to the synth in future, and I can imagine how big this “Micro” is going to be…
When I got the firmware I started exploring the new possibilities immediately, I was excited about the sound and saved some presets in a short time. And now, to celebrate the news I decided to share the presets made with these new oscillators with all Microfreak users.
“Vintage Tape” is a collection of 10 paraphonic ambient presets with some retro mood thanks to the Noise and Detune parameters.
All presets have Press parameter set to Aftertouch, so you may develop the sound with your hands without touching any parameters.