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MicroFreak

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  • Rs. 33,990.00
  • Rs. 37,900.00
Tax included.
Experimental Hybrid Synthesizer
Un Grain De Folie – A Touch Of Madness. This truly is a budget-friendly synth like no other.
Features: • 25-key Paraphonic Hybrid Hardware Synth with Poly-Aftertouch flat “touch plate” keyboard
• 192 preset slots and 128 factory presets
• 64 step sequencer, a powerful arpeggiator, and capacitive touch strip
• 11 Digital oscillators with integrated open-source Plaits engine by Mutable Instruments
• Modulation matrix with 5 sources and 7 destinations
• Monophonic or Paraphonic modes – Up to 4 voices

Description

MicroFreak
Experimental Hybrid Synthesizer
  • 25-key Paraphonic Hybrid Hardware Synth
  • Poly-Aftertouch flat “touch plate” keyboard
  • 192 preset slots and 128 factory presets
  • 64 step sequencer, a powerful arpeggiator, and capacitive touch strip
  • 11 Digital oscillators with integrated open-source Plaits engine by Mutable Instruments
  • Modulation matrix with 5 sources and 7 destinations
  • Monophonic or Paraphonic modes – Up to 4 voices
  • Crystal clear OLED screen

MicroFreak is a hybrid desktop synthesizer that combines digital oscillators with analog filters, a unique flat keyboard with massive modulation flexibility, and instant step-sequencing with controlled randomness. This isn’t a revolution, it’s a mutiny.

Un Grain De Folie – A Touch Of Madness

This out-there little music machine features a versatile digital oscillator so you can create rare and interesting sounds with ease. Modes like Texturer, KarplusStrong, Harmonic OSC, and Superwave give adventurous musicians the chance to explore totally new, unheard possibilities. Like having dozens of synths in just one instrument, both wild-eyed newcomers and seasoned professionals will fall in love with MicroFreak’s flexible, powerful synth engine.

Small but fierce

MicroFreak packs so much in to such a compact instrument, you’ll wonder how we did it. We’d love to say it was magic, but it was pure skill and passion.

Physical modelling, wavetable synthesis, virtual analog, there is nothing as complete and exciting as the MicroFreak oscillator on the market. It’s hard to believe from such a small synth, but here it is, ready for you to explore. Excite your creativity and reward your curiosity with a large, diverse sound palette. MicroFreak features 11 awesome oscillators, 4 bespoke Arturia engines, and 7 modes from our friends at Mutable Instruments.

There’s a little freak inside you, and this instrument will bring it out.

The best of both worlds

Even though MicroFreak has a digital oscillator at its heart, “opposites attract” as the saying goes. That’s why we’ve included a lush-sounding analog filter.

Inspired by the trailblazing 12-dB Oberheim SEM filter, you can make MicroFreak’s filter scream or whisper to taste. The filter is state-variable, and can even auto-oscillate! You can use this is any way you like, from taking the edge of the razor-sharp wavetable sounds, or automating the cutoff by modulating it with keyboard pressure or the in-built sequencer.

Wait. Did we mention that MicroFreak has a sequencer? And a mod matrix? Things are about to get seriously interesting…

Taste the spice, throw the dice

MicroFreak is packed with unique, exciting features that let you create music with a fresh perspective.

Record up to four automations, edit notes per step or use the innovative Spice and Dice sequencer functions to find happy accidents. Add randomization to create evolving, original patterns, and virtually rewire and reconfigure its signal chain and controls with the 5×7 modulation matrix.

This truly is a budget-friendly synth like no other.

“That’s a funny looking keyboard”

That’s right, it is. It isn’t really even a keyboard. It’s a PCB. Super-flat, with no moving parts. Will it track lightning-fast synth solos? You bet. Better than a traditional keyboard, actually.

Will it let you be expressive? Of course, it’s not only pressure sensitive, but also offers poly-aftertouch. This means each key can control parameters in a different way depending on how much you touch.

You can also use its USB, MIDI, and CV outputs to control instruments in your DAW and modular synths. This also means that you can also use MicroFreak as a controller to experience polyphonic aftertouch with cutting edge software instruments.

>Mutable Instruments

We’ve also integrated the open-source Plaits oscillator developed by Eurorack legends Mutable Instruments to bring you 7 additional synth modes. While all of the oscillators in MicroFreak are naturally monophonic, you can choose to enable paraphony to play up to 4-voices at once.

>Noise Engineering

3 new algorithms designed in collaboration with LA modular heavyweights Noise Engineering. Combining wavefolding, phase modulation, and harmonic manipulation, these vicious sounds push MicroFreak further than ever into the digital realm.

Features:
  • Synthesizer with 192 preset slots and 128 factory presets
  • 11 Digital oscillators with variable modes, with integrated open source Plaits engine created by Mutable Instruments
  • Analog State Variable Filter, 12dB/octave, resonant, Low Pass, Band Pass, High Pass
  • ADSR envelope
  • Cycling Envelope offering two modes
  • Envelope
  • LFO
  • LFO with Sync: Sine, Tri, Saw, Square, Random, Slew Random
  • Modulation matrix with 5 sources and 7 destinations (3 custom destinations)
  • Monophonic or Paraphonic modes – Up to 4 voices
  • 25-key capacitive keybed with polyphonic aftertouch
  • Capacitive touch strip
  • Crisp OLED display for editing and parameter values
  • Powerful arpeggiator
  • Up, Order, Random, Pattern modes
  • Spice & Dice Gate randomizers
  • 64-step sequencer
  • 2 patterns per preset
  • 4 automation tracks per preset
  • CV / Gate / Mod outputs
  • USB, Clock and MIDI in and out
  • 6.35mm master and 3.5mm headphone output
technical specs
Box contents:
  • MicroFreak unit
  • Power supply
Instrument dimensions:
  • size : 12.2 x 9.2 x 2.2 inches (311 x 233 x 55mm)
  • weight : 2.3 lbs. (1.02 Kg)
****Latest Page Update Published on 10th April 2022****

Most of the Brands, that Transistory directly imports into India are Boutique Eurorack / Modular Brands/Manufacturers, that manufacture units in small batches and are usually built upon order confirmation from us, while constantly maintaining consistent quality and robustness & very importantly, prices that they (the Brands), through Transistory deliver to the end user (YOU).

Covid-19 Related Bottlenecks and now Russia's Occupation by War Campaign have resulted in Heavy Supply Chain Delays and Various Chip + Parts Shortages that have affected all Manufacturing Industries including but not limited to Eurorack / Modular Manufacturing Brands available through Transistory, which ultimately results in slower overall production time for products/units and in some rare cases minor variations in prices of products.

In fact, few Eurorack / Modular brands/manufacturers, especially ones with highly complex module(s) or product(s) have actually paused production and sales indefinitely until further notice.

Don't Worry, products of such Brands are NOT displayed or made available for sale through Transistory until the time these Brands cannot fulfill product orders within Transistory's Pre-Order System time frame.

***Any Brand Manufacturers Reading This Policy, Please Note:
Transistory's Pre-Order System & Policy Is Simply For Our Convenience.
To Collect & Consolidate Individual Customers Orders Before We Place Orders With You. 

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TRANSISTORY has thus adopted a Pre-Order System with carefully chosen Eurorack / Modular Brands, specifically to curb big purchase orders which ultimately take longer to fulfill and and once fulfilled, can also result in sleeping stock with Transistory of products/units incase they do not sell/tickle the fancy of the new and growing community of Indian Eurorack / Modular Music Making Enthusiasts.

All Pre-Orders & pre-order product(s) have a 15-45 working days lead time from Order Confirmation to Final Delivery. Please read on for more details below.

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BONUS: Transistory's Pre-Order System also greatly helps to suppress your impulsive G.A.S. {G.ear A.cquisition S.yndrome} an extremely common affliction amongst music enthusiasts in the fast moving world of Music Technology.

G.A.S. Definition
"Gear Acquisition Syndrome, also known as G.A.S., is commonly understood as the musicians’ unrelenting urge to buy and own instruments and equipment as an anticipated catalyst of creative energy and bringer of happiness."

Please Google, Gear Acquisition Syndrome for more information or to identify if you have ever been a victim of this common disorder.
We at Transistory are most definitely guilty of regular re-lapses into this chaos, as we are sure a lot of you are as well.
Fortunately / Unfortunately, depending on subjective viewpoints there is no actual cure for G.A.S.
The only solution is Healthy Management of G.A.S.

Let's face it, Starting off / Growing your Eurorack Music System can very quickly become a highly exorbitant endeavor, so it is extremely helpful and considerably safer on the pocket to have a buffered time option to thoroughly research the gear you are interested in buying before placing your order, rather than impulsively purchasing music gear on a G.A.S.y whim.

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For All Products Marked In Our Store As PRE-ORDER.

TRANSISTORY Pre-Order Guidelines and Policy is as follows:

You are very welcome, in fact we encourage you to Contact Us 
for any further information or clarifications of doubts,
if you should have any.
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  • Any products in your Total Order that are readily available, as are quite a few products on our website, said products will be dispatched to you immediately along with a Final Invoice for those specific products only (which will also activate the warranty period for these specific products) and not be counted as Pre-Orders. (These readily available products are considered instantly confirmed orders upon payment realization, and are subject to separate cancellation policy terms, please read our refund and cancellation policy here.)

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  • Please go through the product(s)/brand offerings on our website, and take some time to research via YouTube/Brand websites the various functions and uses of the products to see if they suit your need or have piqued your interest to deeply experiment + explore with. There is a handy Product Resource section under each product(s) with links which will direct you to the product(s) page on the Brand website.

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  • You have until the 30th of Every Month to decide which product(s) you would like to purchase and Place and Confirm Your Pre-Orders.
**Confirmed Pre-Orders are then placed with the Brands on the 1st of the subsequent month. (which technically counts as the actual start time of the 15-45 working days lead time for final delivery of pre-order product(s), regardless of  the actual day your pre-order is placed and confirmed within the previous month 30th deadline.)

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  • Pre-Orders are only considered Confirmed when one of the above mentioned pre-order placement & payment options is actually realized, and said transaction amount is fully processed. Until such time, all pre-order placements are only on Received status.

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  • All Pre-Orders once Confirmed are put into a First Come - First Serve Priority List. And you will receive a Proforma Payment Invoice for your records and proof of order/purchase. (this is not a Final Invoice. Your Pre-Order product(s) Warranty Period begins ONLY at the time of generation and dispatch of Final Invoice along with Pre-Order product(s) from Transistory warehouse.) (for more info, please review our Warranty Information page.)

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  • We Place Our Confirmed Pre-Orders with the Brands on the 1st of Every Month. (which not only helps us consolidate multiple pre-orders to ultimately reduce total shipping + clearance costs etc. which will ultimately benefit Transistory but also the End Consumer (You) but also allows ample time within our 15-45 working days lead time for the brands to build, test and quality certify the product(s) before shipping to Transistory for final dispatch to the End Consumer (You).)

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  • If for any reason, due to Chip / Parts Shortages or Supply Chain Issues, any or all of your pre-ordered product(s) are not in supply / deliverable within the 15-45 working days period (At the time of Transistory placing a consolidated order with the Brand(s)) will result in an immediate cancellation of pre-order for those specific product(s) and a full 100% refund of the realized payment amount for those specific product(s) will be issued to you. You will then have an option to place a fresh pre-order when those product(s) become available again.

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  • Transistory DOES NOT Offer / Encourage / Entertain any Cancellation Requests of Confirmed Pre-Orders (realized payments).  Any & All cancellation requests made towards confirmed pre-orders/pre-order product(s) will be subjected to a Flat 20% Cancellation & Processing Fee (of the total pre-order/pre-order product(s) value) before a refund is issued. Solely at the discretion of Transistory. Unless there is an unavailability of specific product(s) due to any reason when we place our consolidated order with the Brand(s) as mentioned in the point above.

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  •  Once the Pre-Order is successfully sent to the relevant Brand. You simply have to relax and continue with your life and music making for the rest of your 15-45 working day lead time until Final Delivery of your Pre-Order to your doorstep. Transistory will keep you apprised/updated via email or WhatsApp about your Pre-Order status as it progresses. But please feel free to Contact Us if your have any further questions or require any status updates regarding your active / pending / unfulfilled Pre-Order. 

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  • In case of a highly rare/unlikely but not altogether impossible event of any unexpected/unforeseen situation/set of circumstances that may arise which will ultimately result in a delay of Final Delivery of your Pre-Order beyond the maximum lead time of 45 working days, Transistory will intimate you via email/Whatsapp, about any such event/situation/set of circumstances, as soon as we made aware of them, with immediate effect.

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  • Upon intimation by Transistory of any such special cases of rare events/situation/set of circumstances mentioned in the above point which will ultimately result in a delay of Final Delivery of your Pre-Order beyond the stipulated maximum 45 working days lead time. You will be presented with the following 2 options (which are only applicable after the last 45th working day from the actual start time of your pre-order explained clearly above):
    1. You would be kind enough to bear with Transistory thru the arisen unexpected/unforeseen delay time, and allow us the time to ensure your Final Delivery of Pre-Order is fulfilled to you as early as is possible with the maximum efforts of Transistory.
    2. You would have the option of Cancelling your Pre-Order with the same Flat 20% Cancellation & Processing Fee (of the total pre-order/pre-order product(s) valuebefore a refund is issued. Which will then result in you foregoing your place in the First Come - First Serve Priority List and as a result foregoing Final Delivery of whichever pre-order product(s) you had placed the order for. (The Pre-Order Product(s) will then be made available/offered to the next person in line on the First Come - First Serve Priority List for the particular Pre-Order Product(s). solely at Transistory's discretion.)

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