FR-512 vs Arturia Microfreak

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FR-512 vs Arturia Microfreak

Post by voidshell » Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:01 pm

Comparison thoughts between these two? Primarily from a controller, arp, sequencer aspect

I’m aware neither can be clocked via CV and that the FR has a few analog clock issues.

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Post by search64 » Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:44 am

I have no knowledge of either, but the microfreak has a clock input... soooo why can't it be clocked using CV?

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Post by voidshell » Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:02 am

search64 wrote:I have no knowledge of either, but the microfreak has a clock input... soooo why can't it be clocked using CV?
Ah! I misread that on a review and somehow missed that when I looked at photos.

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Post by sduck » Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:10 am

For those like me who don't know, the FR-512 is this

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Post by Panason » Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:38 am

the microfreak has a clock input
This is Arturia, and a cheap box- having the clock input doesn't mean it will actually sync properly. I would totally make sure it does before buying.

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Post by Bignorthumbrian » Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:16 pm

voidshell I have the Microfreak and I use a Sync 24 ppqn signal from Beatstep Pro, Keystep or Pamela’s New Workout without any issues, different time divisions can be set, it also has clock out.

It also acts as a midi/cv converter and has a rather good sound engine(Plaits)
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Post by voidshell » Sun Aug 25, 2019 6:04 pm

Bignorthumbrian wrote:voidshell I have the Microfreak and I use a Sync 24 ppqn signal from Beatstep Pro, Keystep or Pamela’s New Workout without any issues, different time divisions can be set, it also has clock out.

It also acts as a midi/cv converter and has a rather good sound engine(Plaits)

Ah! Thank you for your opinion! How do you like the touchplate?

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Post by Bignorthumbrian » Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:10 pm

voidshell it’s fun, very sensitive and expressive, I’d probably buy it if they released it as a 3 octave controller.
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