The French electronics company Arturia is known for crafting some hand electronic music equipment. They have returned with an updated iteration of the MicroFreak. The popular piece of equipment now features a vocoder function, as well as a new white makeup. The vocoder allows musicians to manipulate sounds such as their voice.
The device will analyze and synthesize the human voice signal and produce voice encryption. Users then have the ability to produce a wide range of unique sounds with their own voices. Arturia has upgraded the MicroFreak with this ability thanks to a 16-band vocoder with real-time voicing controls. It also features a detachable gooseneck microphone, which means you can create music anytime and anywhere.
The limited-edition white makeover is a nice touch, as well. The device also features a swan graphic and orange and gold accents on the circuit board keybed and knobs. Arturia has also provided an update to the software, which gives older-generation MicroFreak machines the vocoder function as well.
Check out the new device in the video below and head over to the Arturia website to immediately find out. In the meantime, keep it locked with The Culture Curators for more from the intersection of tech and music!
Photos via Arturia