Welcome to my first soundbank for the amazing Arturia MicroFreak synthesizer and the incredibly versatile Zoom MS-70CDR effect pedal.
This soundbank contains 20 patches for the MicroFreak and 21 patches for the MS-70CDR. All the MicroFreak patches use the Cloud Grains oscillator that was introduced in MicroFreak firmware version 5.0, loaded with one of the 12 custom-made morphing samples that are included in this soundbank. The Cloud Grains oscillator uses granular synthesis to play small loops from the sample, with different timbres depending on the grain position, which can be tweaked and modulated.
The soundbank is accompanied by a booklet which describes each patch in detail, with a guide to both playing and twisting knobs.
Each MicroFreak patch is designed with its own MS-70CDR effect patch, treating the two boxes as one integrated instrument. Those who own both the MicroFreak and the MS-70CDR can load the matching patches on each box and play them together. The MS-70CDR effect patch will also work well with other synths, so if you don't have a MicroFreak, you'll be able to have fun with just the effects. The effect chain for each patch is described in the booklet, so if you have a MicroFreak but no MS-70CDR, you can have a go at recreating the effect chain using other hardware or software effects - or just play with the MicroFreak patches as they are.
Demo of all 20 performances: https://youtu.be/J7gd7cDvevs
Free preview patch PolarisArpWF: https://youtu.be/6dwLh4LKGKI
Soundbank for MicroFreak and MS-70CDR