Originally Posted by ChristianRock
What's not to like...
This pretty much sums it up for me. What's not to like about the MiniBrute at this point? Granted, there is good reason to be suspicious of the build quality, but unfortunately this is true for almost everything manufactured these days -- even so-called "high-end products." I can get very irritated when I pay good money for a "high-end product" that ends up feeling cheap, with obvious signs of cost-cutting (and believe me, it does happen). As for the MiniBrute, well, it's being marketed as a budget product, so my expectations are lower from the start. It will be what it will be. Nothing less... but possibly something more.
As for its specs being geared towards beginners, non-professionals, etc., I strongly disagree. For me (as a professional), the specs are precisely the selling point. The designer clearly put a lot of thought into what exactly this synth should offer. I think anyone with a lot of experience playing monosynths "in the field" or "on the front-line" knows exactly what features are most needed and/or appreciated. As I mentioned in an earlier post, I've already got a number of monosynths, but I can see the Minibrute with a significant role in my studio as a kind of "utility synth". Depending on how it actually sounds in real life, it may or may not land lead roles, but based on the demos I've heard so far, it's certainly possible. Supporting roles even more so.
What's more, just having a unit with that filter on it would immediately make it unique among my synths, justifying at least a try-out -- especially in the price range it's being offered!
Really, people. What's not to like?