ranzee wrote:They both have very unique tones. The MS-20 will probably more "familiar", as it was used in many songs for decades. I don't own an MS-20 - but that doesn't mean I don't like it - I love it! I want one too, but just can't justify the $'s on one just now - as I already have 6 mono analog synths (technically the volca keys is poly/para - so lets say 5 then).
They both have CV ability - but the MS-20 is like a CV-freak's dream. I think the MS-20 is a great entry into the world of routing and control voltages.
Technical spec-wise: the MS-20 probably offers the edge with the 2nd Oscillator. Many will say that the Minibrute has that "Brute Factor" knob - which gives it a unique sound. Essentially it is only an audio feedback loop - and the MS-20 has the ability to do this too.
However, as I said at the start: they both have completely different tones. So it will come down to the tone you love the most. In the end the Minibrute won me over with the original tone - just not the same as any other synth - not trying to be like another synth either - just original. So good in fact that I also got the Microbrute.
Oh, and if you're thinking of getting the Minibrute SE edition (looks aside) because it has the sequencer, you can always get the Minibrute (standard edition) and buy the Beatstep (which has CV). The Minibrute features as the lead this track I did (the sequenced part is the Microbrute):
I wish you luck in your choice - as it is a very hard decision to make - they're both brilliant beasties!
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