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Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Postby soundxplorer » Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:11 pm

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http://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=4800039

Key features:

Voltage controlled oscillator
25 key keyboard with aftertouch
Steiner-Parker multi-mode filter
Innovative analog Ultrasaw , Metalizer , Brute Factor technology
Difficulty of use of the controller, 14 faders and 29 knobs
Rich interface, CV , Gate , USB , MIDI
Advanced arpeggiator
Rugged metal housing
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Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Postby b3groover » Wed Jan 18, 2012 7:21 pm

"Difficulty of use of the controller"

That's a feature? "This thing is impossible to use!" Maybe they did that so people won't just use it to make wobble basses.

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Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Postby soundxplorer » Wed Jan 18, 2012 7:39 pm

Watch on youtube.com
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Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Postby kuroichi » Wed Jan 18, 2012 8:17 pm

Really impressed by that....

Really impressed.
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Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Postby dustinh » Wed Jan 18, 2012 8:30 pm

Same.

This thing is quite versatile for a single osc synth. It's interesting to see all these companies that are finally starting to develop real analog hardware. I wonder what the price point will be on this?
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Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Postby supermel74 » Wed Jan 18, 2012 8:31 pm

dustinh wrote:Same.

This thing is quite versatile for a single osc synth. It's interesting to see all these companies that are finally starting to develop real analog hardware. I wonder what the price point will be on this?

EDIT: $499 USD. Amazing price I think.
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Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Postby StepLogik » Wed Jan 18, 2012 8:35 pm

Not a bad price for this synth. It sounds really good and has a lot of nice features. Would be nice if it had a 2nd osc but there is still a lot to appreciate here.
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Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Postby Sir Ruff » Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:10 pm

StepLogik wrote:Would be nice if it had a 2nd osc but there is still a lot to appreciate here.


Ditto, but you know, FINALLY someone is putting a multi-mode filter on a new analog mono. Aside from the SEM, it seems like people have forgotten they exist.

Is there any place to see the front panel pics up close?
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Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Postby mp3 » Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:23 pm

"This video is private"

Heh, tomorrow then...
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Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Postby casimirsblake » Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:23 pm

Amazona.de preview: (in German, but Google-translates fairly well)
http://www.amazona.de/index.php?page=26 ... e_id=3824#

Surely this is 3 OSCs + sub osc + noise? There's a mixer panel for the waveforms...

Edit: Apparently it really does only have one VCO, but still an extra sub osc alongside it. Meaty!
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Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Postby soundxplorer » Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:28 pm

Sir Ruff wrote:FINALLY.... multi-mode filter


+1
I love me some MOOG, but it does seem like nearly every damn synth (that isn't modular-related) tries to copy the transistor ladder lowpass or the diode lowpass (tb-303).

Even better news is that someone over on Muff's said that Yves Usson designed the circuits for Arturia. He's well known in the DIY community and I used to have a DIY box based on his Synthacon filter (http://yusynth.net/Modular/EN/STEINERVCF/index.html). It sounded really great, so inspires confidence in the MiniBrute, for me at least.

casimirsblake wrote:Surely this is 3 OSCs + sub osc + noise? There's a mixer panel for the waveforms...


Single oscillator but mixable simultaneous waveforms from that oscillator.
Think Arp Axxe, Octave Kitten, etc.
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Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Postby Sir Ruff » Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:29 pm

casimirsblake wrote:Amazona.de preview: (in German, but Google-translates fairly well)
http://www.amazona.de/index.php?page=26 ... e_id=3824#

Surely this is 3 OSCs + sub osc + noise? There's a mixer panel for the waveforms...


better pics, but why is it so hard for them just to show a straight front shot? :x

(and no, 3 waveforms does not mean 3 oscillators; it just means you can combine multiple waveforms on one oscillator)
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Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Postby spacefolklore » Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:39 pm

I'm excited. The more modern analogue keyboards the better. Personally, I find the 25 keys keyboard a bit short.
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Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Postby spookyman » Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:41 pm

MiniBrute Flyer

MiniBrute Catalogue

Perhaps it helps a little bit.
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Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Postby sequentialsoftshock » Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:05 pm

25 KEYS?! WHAT THE FUCK?!
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