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…
Sweetwater’s Daniel Fisher demos the new Arturia MiniBrute Analog Synthesizer with a thorough walkthrough of its parameters and features. You can control it with CV, MIDI, or USB-MIDI, and it’s even got an external audio input to run signals through the amazing multi-mode filter and amplifier sections. Enjoy the demo, then learn more about the Arturia MiniBrute here: http://bit.ly/sw_MiniBrute
Here is the introduction to a series of videos that demonstrate the sound and functionality of the Arturia MiniBrute.
MiniBrute is a revolutionary new analog synthesizer from Arturia. Featuring a pure analog signal path and a host of unique features, it sets a new standard for what a hardware synthesizer should be.
Its 100% analog audio signal path features a VCO wave mixer, the classic Steiner-Parker multimode filter, as well as numerous analog innovations such as the Metalizer, Ultrasaw, and the Brute Factor™. Boasting a complete MIDI, CV and USB connectivity, MiniBrute is right at home with your computer or your vintage synths, making it the ideal companion to deliver a pure analog blast anywhere you go.
Checking out the sounds of the MiniBrute:
Mini Brute is the new Arturias analog synthesizer that is, with its completely analog signal path and its innovative features set new standards.
Its multi-waveform oscillator, and the classic, hands-multimode filter will breathe new life into your recordings. Outstanding features like Ultrasaw, and brute Factor Metalizer be supplemented with a flexible arpeggiator and LFO Sample & Hold incl. The Mini Brute has extensive USB / MIDI / CV terminals and a robust metal housing.
This is the full analogue broadside!
Pre-order now in the Music Store!
More videos on the new all analog synthesizer.