Arturia has introduced the MicroFreak Vocoder Edition. They tell us that it has a 16-band vocoder with accessible real-time voicing controls, a detachable gooseneck microphone and a slick new aesthetic. A spokesperson told us, "MicroFreak Vocoder Edition takes unhinged hybrid carnage and cranks it up a notch - sing to the tune of pandemonium and lose control."
Here's more details direct from Arturia...
Sing alongside glistening digital textures. Add paraphonic harmonies to external sound sources. Scatter spoken word across sprawling modulated sequences. This is your voice and your sound - spiced, diced and warped beyond recognition.
16-band Vocoder with detachable microphone
Accurate replication of the human voice via 16 frequency bands, and an easy-to-use gooseneck microphone for comfortable, instant vocoding.
New Vocoder engine with 16 colorful presets
Combine the Vocoder mode with MicroFreak's wild features and manipulate your sound like never before. Sequence vocal melodies, modulate voice parameters with the LFO, and much more.
Connect external sound sources
Process external instruments and sounds through the Vocoder mode for unique formant textures - simply connect to the headphone input via 3.5mm TRRS.
Limited-edition white finish with Swan graphic
A new look for your favorite Freak. The casing, control panel and center strip has been given a makeover to complement its radical new voice.
Pricing and Availability:
See local retailer.
For existing MicroFreak owners there's an update to unlock the Vocoder engine - Update your firmware to V2.1 to enjoy the new Vocoder feature, presets and TRRS connectivity.
Classic Ensoniq Emulation
Force 3.1, RC-505 MKII, Tascam 688
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In collab with Future Sound Systems