Arturia MicroFreak Vocoder Tutorial

Arturia MicroFreak Vocoder Review: 14 Vocoder ideas and tips for legibility and fun…

It turns out there’s a hidden audio input in every MicroFreak. Arturia just released a new firmware (and special edition MicroFreak) that unlocks it. Here’s my full review with 14 vocoder ideas tips and tricks:


0:00 Intro

0:15 Hidden input

0:45 Limited edition

1:25 MicroFreak overview

2:10 Vocoder basics

3:50 Setting gain

4:30 Osc controls

6:10 Hiss controls

7:35 Vocoder presets


9:05 Pronounce well

9:20 Headphones

9:35 Tune with samples

10:30 Intervals

10:40 Repeat lyrics

10:50 Mix OG vocal


11:05 Use beats

11:45 Complex envelopes

12:50 Earphone gain

13:35 Pitch bend and mod

13:45 Glide

14:10 Compression

14:30 Bold beatboxing…

14:55 Reverb and delay

15:15 Pros and cons

2 thoughts on “Arturia MicroFreak Vocoder Review: 14 Vocoder ideas and tips for legibility and fun…

  1. HI,

    Watched your Microfreak review and bought the white version. However, can’t get the vocoder to start working whereas your video starts with the vocoder working. The instructions merely state plug in microphone and go to presets 208-223. Nothing comes out of the microphone but I’m convinced I haven’t set it up correctly. Is there more to it than plugging in micophone?


    1. It’s been a while so I don’t remember the steps by heart, but I definitely had to change some settings. I suggest contacting tech support. Good luck!

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