Background video information:
Just messing around with the new toy. I will have more detailed info up soon over at Fluxwithit.com
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Here is a demonstration of the sound and functionality of the Arturia MicroBrute filter.
Here is a demonstration of the sound and functionality of the oscillator of the Arturia MicroBrute.
Saturns Knight Microbrute patch…
Another auditory experiment featuring the Arturia Microbrute and analog modular synth.
This Microbrute patch is being clocked by the modular via Gate in on the Microbrute.
The Microbrute’s gate out is triggering an Envelator eurorack module.
The Microbrute’s CV/Gate out multed to all the eurorack oscillators 1v/oct in.
Microbrute’s Mod matrix LFO out multed to Filter in and Metalizer in.
Just a quick demo experimenting with the arturia microbrute patched up to my modular synth.
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This is a quick demo of the new Arturia Microbrute’s sonic capabilities.
- Monophonic synthesizer
- 100% Analog Audio Signal Path
- Steiner-Parker Multimode Filter (LP, BP, HP)
- Voltage Controlled Oscillator with new Overtone Sub-Osc
- Oscillator Mixer (Sub, Sawtooth, Square, Triangle)
- LFO with 3 waveforms and destination attenuator
- Brute Factor™ delivering saturation and rich harmonics
- Ultrasaw generating shimmering sawtooth waveforms
- Metalizer bringing extreme triangle harmonics
- Fast Envelope Generator
- 25 note mini Keyboard
- External Analog Audio Input (level pot on rear)
- CV Inputs: Pitch, Filter, Sub-mod, Pulse, Saw animator, metalizer, gate in.
- CV outputs: Pitch, Gate, Env, LFO
- MIDI Inwith 5-Pin DIN connector
- USB MIDI In/Out
- 1/4” Audio Output and 1/8” Headphone Output
- Free Editor Software
- Step Sequencer :
- 8 sequences stored on power down
- Rate control
- Sync to MIDI clock
- Multiple modes (via software editor)
- Tap tempo/rest insert
Background video description:
In my last video, I showed how the Microbrute’s LFO will sync to external MIDI clock and used the LFO to modulate the MicroBrute itself. But using the LFO CV OUT from the Micro, you can also modulate another synth. In this video, I’ve got the Micro’s LFO modulating the filter on the MiniBrute. You’ve probably notices I’m using a Leatherman multi-plier to hold down keys on the MicroBrute to allow the sequence to run “hands-free”. I have been told that Arturia is releasing a software update on Nov. 12 that will allow the sequencer to run hands-free using a MIDI CC command. Until I get the update, I’ll be using the weight of the tool to hold keys down.
More noodling around with the Arturia MicroBrute and one of the factory programmed sequences.
“One of the best features of the MiniBrute and MicroBrute is the Metalizer function on the triangle wave. Since the LFO can sync to the sequencer and the sequencer is being synced to the 909, the LFO is now synced to MIDI clock and the rate knob now acts as a clock divider for the LFO as I modulate the filter with the various waveforms and speed intervals. The camera stopped recording about halfway though, which I guess is alright since it was getting rather repetitive.”
Background video description:
I’m not a big fan of covers, but one of the factory sequences loaded into the MicroBrute is reminiscent of Les Chants Magnetiques Pt. IV by Jean Michel Jarre and it’s only appropriate to do a quick demo of a couple of French synthesizers with a French composer/synthesist’s song. I’ve got the MicroBrute running through the Strymon TimeLine (dTape mode, of course) and the MiniBrute running through the Big Sky (Cloud mode). Apologies for the sloppy playing, it’s not easy to play with a tripod right up next to you.
Alex from Sonic Sense Pro Audio demonstrates the new Arturia MicroBrute analog synthesizer.
MicroBrute is pure analog sonic powerhouse of a synth. Small in size but loaded with features, it follows in the footsteps laid by its big brother the MiniBrute.
Packed with mixable waveforms, a new sub oscillator design, the famous Steiner-Parker multimode filter, super fast envelope, syncable LFO and the new step sequencer, not to mention the patchable mod matrix the MicroBrute is a landmark new synth at an incredible price.