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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And here I must say that it is always a downer for me. Does anyone know if it would be possible to change the keybed for a better one? I love it for bass and leads.

Refiew the filter is not moog or the korg is what really gives its particularity. With a multimode arpeggiator, aftertouch, velocity-sensitivity, multimode Steiner-Parker filter and many more features, the MiniBrute has few vintage competitors in terms of functionality.

Sonically, the MiniBrute is aggressive. Inevitably, it is always the last in which to receive more attention But in terms of synthesis is totally different, more versatile. But as the beast has an audio input, you can always route a software synthesizer or hardware that plays chords artjria let him enjoy the MiniBrute filter!

If using an external clock, holding Tap switches the Tempo knob to a clock divider, so plenty of flexibility here. The absence of memory kinibrute preset is in my opinion a quality that requires the user to be creative all the time. This is simply because the element that will most define the sound of a synth is its filter for subtractive synthesis course.

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Mininrute the interest is not, in fact, the sound palette MiniBrute is matched the imagination of the man behind the instrument. The final word on this then is that we’re seriously considering buying one – though we might have to wait for the ‘PolyBrute’ should Arturia decide to make one! In use, the MiniBrute was immense fun and surprisingly flexible.


I tried the ms 20 mini but I preferred the Minibrute. The MiniBrute does have pitch and modulation wheels plus two oscillator types, Ultrasaw and Metalizer. As is with monophonic, we forget the pads and strings. From the classical guitar, I adapt sounds MiniBrute sounding guitar to create a happy marriage. It’s a great performance synth, that encourages you to play, but for live use you’ll need to be nimble-fingered to conjure up different patches in quick succession, even if Arturia kindly provides some blank cutout patch cards for ‘storing’ your own creations along with a few pre-printed ‘presets’ to get you started.

The MiniBrute is great for FX, leads, evolving rhythmic patterns. Taking things even further, Arturia minibruhe “Ultrasaw” control over the saw waveform and “Metalizer” over the triangle wave, allowing the user to create unique new sounds for a VCO mono synth.

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A pitch bend and modulation wheel can control the filter, LFO Amount or vibrato. Special mention to the manual, simple, clear, comprehensive and didactic. The sounds can be aggressive and sweet, warm, round and colorful. Where the oscillators on the MiniBrute take a detour into refiew unusual is in the wave-shaping available to the triangle and sawtooth waves. It may be more than one type MS20 synth but again, the punch is not closer.

Not only was it the first new mass-market analog VCO synth in quite a while, it was also from a company known for its soft synths. All-access artist interviews, in-depth gear reviews, essential production tutorials and refiew more.

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I wanted to add more color to my analog kronos. However it is clear that I no longer will touch one VSTi: The minigrute on the MiniBrute is pretty good, it is called the Brute Factor.

It is quite amusing and instructive to try to imitate known sounds: I want to note that I am unfortunately stumbled upon a faulty keyboard on my purchase in January Lets soft sounds and vintage, are the aggressive and modern The value for money is excellent is one of the biggest benefits of Arturia products. It has been some time overshadowed by a Volca Bass in my set-up.


Are the effects effective and responsive? Just a straightforward, hands-on, “knobby” analog mono synth. Sort by most recent most useful. Our Verdict A great little synth, which manages to pack a lot of punch into its modest frame. One begins to play the new Klaus Schulze A little trick that I like, and I just started to really use is the audio input.

Let me explain, it’s easy to get big sound gross turning all the knobs to 11, artturia it is capable of much more than that. This defect only affected one set of production and minbirute problem is now set for the new units.

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So far, it’s clear that the MiniBrute has a far greater range of individual oscillator-shaping capabilities than many mainstream minibeute designs, arfuria the synth does lack the fully independent wave control of a true multi-oscillator synth.

Before diving-in, it’s perhaps worth reminding ourselves of some synth-design parlance. The absence of memory and is preset to me a quality that requires the user to be creative at all times. There is also a similarly designed filter envelope section, which also doubles as a modulation source for the oscillator’s PWM and Metalizer elements discussed earlier. Lightweight keyboard with aftertouch 2 octaves. With a little experience we find very quickly that we seek.

Below you have a knob for the tune. No menus, no presets. To make the sound even larger, the MiniBrute’s VCO wave mixer lets you combine the waveforms with dedicated volume sliders per waveform, allowing for sounds similar to a polyphonic synth’s unison mode. At extreme settings the result is harsh and clangourous, but subtler variations are easily dialled-in as well.

Both knobs are a great addition I find sibilance beautiful is obtained.