Earlier this week we saw Adrian trying out the Arturia MiniBrute now it is time to check out his own studio and large synth collection
Source visited Portishead’s Adrian Utley in his home studio to get his reactions to the Arturia MiniBrute analog synth. While we were there Adrian gave us a tour of his analogue synth collection (the stuff that was there, that is!).
Massive thanks go to Adrian Utley for kindly letting us visit, and for sharing his thoughts.
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Arturia had the privilege to interview Adrian Utley, guitarist and synthesist from the world renown trip-hop outfit Portishead.
In this exclusive video shot in Bristol, Adrian shares his love for the MiniBrute analog synthesizer that he just got, and takes us on a massive sonic journey by hooking it up to his trustworthy Echoplex tape delay.
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Neat new analog synthesizer I just unwrapped for the second time. First one didn’t work, this one does, but I think it may still have some issues/quarks/features. However, perhaps that is all part of the analog experience they didn’t want to leave you without on it.
Russ gets his hands on the Arturia analogue synth and takes it for a spin.
See and hear what he thinks of this little baby.
Keith Handy on the Minibrute
New video featuring the still quite hard to get Arturia MiniBrute, here’s what the author has to say about it:
“Attack of “DJ FINGERS” ! WOOoooOO *laughs* OK… If you can’t watch this with a sense of humor then just stop the video now. This is a work of fiction, it never happened in real life so no hating on how bad it is. Just messing around within the first 30minutes of me opening up the new Arturia Minibrute. Gotta say it’s lots of fun. Looking forward to exploring it a LOT more. Expect some better videos soon. There are some fun parts though in here. Youtube tells me there’s sync issues, sorry for that. Not going to fix, just going to upload more videos. This is also my first jam with the fat controller. Still learning it’s ins and outs.
I’ll tell you that off the bat it has arpeggiator issues. Be warned.”
On top of my wish list for new gear
Review made by Sonic Lab:
Currently rare as Dodo eggs, the Minibrute is Arturia’s first forray into analog synths proper – we test and enjoy
“We had the great pleasure to meet Jean-Benoit Dunckel, one half on the talented french electronic duo AIR and early fan of MiniBrute, for a live improvisation and a video interview !”
Arturia MiniBrute Arpeggiator as CV/Gate controller for two Doepfer A-110 VCOs; the VCOs goes in a dual Pittsburg VCA under MFB Envelope control; then in a Tiptop Delay AND back into MiniBrute Ext Audio Input. The Steiner Filter works in Notch mode, with a slow LFO modulation.
A quick tour on the MiniBrute sound sources: no filtering, just plain oscillator straight into the old faithtul analog oscilloscope. Metalizing on triangle wave, PWM on square wave, HyperSawing on sawtooth, SubOsc square/sine, Noise…