Read Sweetwater customer reviews for Arturia MiniBrute Analog Synthesizer. Rated / 5 by 23 customers!. Announced in January , the MiniBrute created quite a buzz at Winter NAMM and in the electronic music world. Not only was it the first new. Enter Arturia’s MiniBrute, a true hardware analogue mono synth MiniBrute has only one oscillator, but if that immediately makes you think it.

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Expression is it good? The MiniBrute a small monophonic analog without memory effect, but with a strong personality The MiniBrute is made for the portable musician. About the filter is not moog or the korg is what really gives its particularity.

In essence, it’s a single oscillator VCO-based synthesizer allied to a note keyboard – though, as we’ll see, this somewhat undersells the full spec.

It has been some time overshadowed by a Volca Bass in my set-up. Easier to use and I fell in love with modifiers signals and the gross factor.

On opening the box and picking up the unit, the first impression is that the MiniBrute is weighty and substantial. Personally, I used the software once, to see what it was, I did nothing to change the configuration. Cookies help us improve performance, enhance user experience and deliver our services. The two dials and aftertouch allow nice expressiveness, especially since they are adjustable. More recently, it has explored the hardware arena with the standalone DSP-based Origin hardware, or via software and controller systems such as the Spark drum machine.

Only two octave keyboard synth touch, very flexible. It is quite fun and instructive to try to imitate sounds known: The filter in fact harks back to a topology originating in the ’50s – but now most associated with the rare Steiner-Parker Synthacon.


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There are no embedded in the MiniBrute effect, personally I just glue it a slight reverb and that’s enough. The Arturia Minibrute- Part 3- Modulation. At extreme settings the result is harsh and clangourous, but subtler variations are easily dialled-in as well.

Weight – 4 kg raturia. I love it for bass and leads.

Midierror shows us how mnibrute Everything has been said in the test. But agturia can also be very soft and this is what I enjoy most. Beginners Value For Money: Arturia needs no introduction in music-tech circles: Did you find this review helpful? Even if one can roughly imitate the sound of a clarinet, it will look more like a clarinet sound out of a Game Boy instead of the Berlin Philharmonic. The MiniBrute does have pitch and modulation wheels plus two oscillator types, Ultrasaw and Metalizer.

D Finally, I would say that this revview is a bomb that perfectly complements my little home studio as my first analog. Our Verdict A great little synth, which manages to pack a lot of punch into its modest frame.

So far, it’s clear that the MiniBrute has a far greater range of individual oscillator-shaping capabilities than many mainstream analogue designs, though the synth does lack the fully independent wave control of a true multi-oscillator synth. Our members also liked: All right, 3 knob, the dreaded brutalizer, the knob minubrute the headphone volume and the overall volume. What are the sounds you prefer, you hate?

Subscribe to our free newsletter Subscribe. The thing is, there are no presets on this synth as with most full analog synths. Keyboard – 25 note semi-weighted, with aftertouch assignable to Cutoff or Vibrato amount.


Both knobs are minibrkte great addition I find sibilance beautiful is obtained. This also means that the synth requires a warm-up period of at least five minutes to reach a pitch-stable state. Arturia Minibrute 2 Semi-Modular http: The Vibrato LFO does have 3 modes, sine, trill down and trill up. This is simply because the element that will most define the sound of a synth is its filter for subtractive synthesis course.

With a little experience we find very quickly that we seek. Are the effects effective and responsive? Steiner Parker, the VCO block and boosted the gross factor filter gives a unique sound to the beast.

User reviews: Arturia MiniBrute – Audiofanzine

We were also impressed with its CV control voltage interfacing options, allowing the MiniBrute to integrate into artueia fully analogue environment with ease.

This is clearly one area where digital control and menu systems or just more rfview can be advantageous, but Arturia does strike a reasonable compromise here. And it also holds its own in comparing its sound with that of beloved mono synths of yesteryear, and it even goes beyond the limits of the architecture of most s subtractive synths, making the MiniBrute both a unique homage to the past as well as a new and creative interpretation of it. A little trick that I like, and I just started to really use is the audio reivew.

Lightweight keyboard with aftertouch 2 octaves. See the previous reviews and the internet!