A new video, via Verifyhuman, captures a “budget monophonic synthesizer smackdown”:
It’s a budget monophonic synthesizer smackdown: How does the new Korg MS-20 Mini compare against the Arturia Minibrute? A veiny arm takes you through the oscillators of these beasts to see just how similar / different they are.
I made the video as a scientific response to the bevy of forum discussions and questions regarding the two. For those in the market for a budget monosynth but only wish to buy one, I hope the video can remove some of the subjectivity and let the listener determine what sounds better to them. No audio editing or effects were added to the raw sound.
Questions? Opinions? Video comparison requests? Leave them in the comments below.
Recorded through Native Instruments Audio Kontrol 1 with Ableton Live 9.
Waldorf Nave – Live Loop with Elektron Octatrack
All synth sound came from Waldorf Nave on the iPad.
Minibrute was used as a controller only.
For this song, Arturia Minibrute was CV sequenced by Elektron Analog Four.
Output of the minibrute was feed back into Analog Four to use FX track.
As being a hardcore MiniBrute myself, it is really nice to see one of the legends using it
Check out our exclusive interview with synth legend Vince Clarke at his studio in New-York, talking about MiniBrute, his relation to synths and his up-coming projects.
Sunday Night (Elektron Analog Four and NI Maschine Mikro Mk2)
Wiked Delusion (Elektron Analog 4 – Arturia Minibrute – Maschine)
Elektron Analog Four + Arturia Minibrute + NI Maschine Mikro Mk2
Recorded into Ableton Live 9
Background video description:
Using the QMVS-48 S-Trig cable from Synthesizers.com for the Gate ( with a Mono 1/4 to mono 1/8 adapter since the minibrute uses minijacks) and a ad infinitum cable for the pitch to control a 1976 MiniMoog. Works pretty well and sequences well from Ableton.
Being able to use hardware with a DAW opens things up.
also the sequence at the end is a NIN bassline from SIN. I did not adjust for for latency.
Any comments or something i missed or are totally ignorant about please let me know
An example of the Arturia MiniBrute controlling the modular by way of the arpeggiator’s control voltages. Modules by The Harvestman. All audio is from the modular. Signal chain is Piston Honda – Kuzminorgel – Bionic Lester – Double Andore – Tyme Sefari – Polivoks VCF – Evin 209 – Stilton Adapter direct to Mackie Onyx 820i.
Collective work of improvisation for Minibrute, Little Phatty, Roland V Synth XT and Playel piano. All instruments by Marc-Henri Arfeux, Noé Charmet, Quentin Grini, Nathan Nadal. Voice by Heidi Berthier. Recorded live friday 19th of march 2013.
Here is a demo Jordan Passmore recorded of the Elektron Analog Four, Native Instruments Maschine MK2, and Arturia Minibrute. The A4 is doing the bassline and main melody, the Minibrute is doing the filtered clicks and Maschine is doing the drums. The Minibrute is being ran through a phaser, analog delay, analog chorus, then finally through the A4. The A4 is only affecting the gating (VCA trig) of the passed thru audio.