Superbooth 23: Already pretty striking, Arturia’s MicroFreak synth now has an even sleeker look thanks to the release of a new limited-edition Stellar version.
This gives the MicroFreak a slick black finish, and also adds some “space-age graphics” that are designed to reflect its controls. There are some exclusive new presets as well.
Alongside this - and perhaps even more notably - Arturia has unveiled a V5 firmware update for all MicroFreak owners, including those who purchase the Stellar. It looks like a pretty significant one, too.
You can now import, play back and loop your own samples, and they can be manipulated using the three new granular engines. The MicroFreak’s keyboard can be transformed into a S&H modulation source, and the synth’s envelopes can now have even shorter attack values for a little extra snap.
Finally, you can now access 512 preset slots, and the factory preset count has risen to more than 300.
The MicroFreak Stellar is available now priced at €349. The V5 firmware update is free for existing users and will be released soon.