Originally Posted by the donal
Holy carp! That was insane!! Must send the local wildlife crazy! WANT! NOW!
Anyway. The Minibrute. Is it any good?
From the YT demos I've watched, it looks like a solid little synth. Personally, I'm a bit more interested in smaller desktops at the mo- Dark Energy 2 etc. Wouldn't say no to a Minibrute though.
As everybody else now seems to be discussing movies i'll try to answer.
Its depends on what else you have?
If you have no analog gear and wish to add analog to your set up then the minibrute does look to be a very versatile little synth. And also has the added advantage of also being a compact midi controller! It has Midi, CV/Gate and USB so intergration should be a doddle.
It has the unusual Parker steiner filter opposed to the usual ota, roland and moog clones so it will sound different. There are cheaper ways to get into analog than this I have just seen the excellent ARP axxe go on ebay for around £350 or there is the MFB Megazwerb mini modular for about £380 new!
Or S/H there is the Novation Bassstation for less than £200 or the Sh101 for around the £450-£550 mark
Bear in mind that most "classic" analogs are 30years old or more within a decade a Minimoog will officially become an antique (50years old.) Without some repairs and restoration these synths are in their twilight years and will require investment to maintain their correct functionallity.
However the Minibrute and the Megazwerb are new products quality not being an issue? you could look forward to 30-40years of service out of these units. Novations are around 10-15years old now.
But beware many modern electronics use Pic controllers or similar to implement things like midi or logic functions the spec on these IC's state that the Data retention after the writting of these IC's is about 40 years Wouldn't be a problem unless you intend to leave it to your Granchildren