Maybe its too soon, but Minibrute or Mini MS20... ?
Old 25th January 2013
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Maybe its too soon, but Minibrute or Mini MS20... ?

The last few month i was set to get Minibrute, the only problem its out of stock, and always there are delays with the shipments...
and now, while i was waiting for it to be available, Korg throw a bomb - Mini MS20 (in the same price range).

I would love to have them all, included the new Moog (for this one i will wait couple of year for the desktop version...), but since i have the funds for only one...

With one would you grab ?
Old 25th January 2013
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I have a minibrute but I'm lusting for a ms-20 mini....

I would definitely buy MS-20 new because it is going to steal the thunder of the minibrute and probably take a long tim to lose value on the used market

Then set aside some money and be ready to pounce on a used minibrute that will pop up on ebay as people dump them to pick up sub phattys and ms-20s

So I'm telling you to get both which you kind of said for us not to say, but I'm really telling you to space it out over a couple of months or so. Should be totally doable, as I think the occasionally minibrute will go for a decent amount off on ebay and still be in pristine condition
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Old 25th January 2013
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i like them both really, i have a brute already, but that ms 20 is a buy for sure,, at that price,,,,,,

see which one sounds more like what you want,, its a good synth policy,,,,
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Old 25th January 2013
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For me it's the minibrute. MS20 sounds great and will be massive hit I think, but for me it's all about the small format and sound of the minbrute. Feel as if the MS20's going to be around for ages, whereas I could get a minibrute now. Then there's the sub phatty too ..
Old 25th January 2013
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of the two, tone aside. i would say MS20 as it's actually quite a powerful synthesiser. more so than the minibrute
Old 25th January 2013
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Arturia must be kicking themselves for not making these fast enough. MS-20 is going to seriously hurt Minibrute sales. I want the MS-20.
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Old 25th January 2013
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but I guess they didn't know it would be such a hit.
Old 25th January 2013
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ms 20, brute took too long to reach the uk!!
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Old 25th January 2013
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see which one sounds more like what you want,, its a good synth policy,,,,
I really liked the original MS20 (had a chance to play and work with it couple years ago), and based on the few demos available for the mini MS20, i really liked what i've heard till now, but in the same time i really liked the Minibrute demos (especially from Adrian form Portishead), that remind me modern SH101...

Im looking to add to my setup (Waldorf Q, Nord Rack1, MAM MB33mk2) something for leads\weird fx sounds - the patching option on the MS20 really interesting me, but in the same time would like to have arpeggiator...
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Man... shit is seriously getting ****ing out of control with the new generation of analog monos. That new MS-20 mini is an almost unavoidable purchase. $600!??! Jesus. With this new Korg and the new Moog, and the ongoing modular revolution, for the first time I'm thinking the smart analog manufacturers may actually succeed in (temporarily) killing the second-hand vintage market.
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Old 25th January 2013
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Man... shit is seriously getting ****ing out of control with the new generation of analog monos. That new MS-20 mini is an almost unavoidable purchase. $600!??! Jesus. With this new Korg and the new Moog, and the ongoing modular revolution, for the first time I'm thinking the smart analog manufacturers may actually succeed in (temporarily) killing the second-hand vintage market.
They are going to bolster the vintage market, not kill it. The number of potential buyers of the original will be larger, as they will have been exposed to a taste of the original.. I am ready to take bets on that. Just look at the price of original SEMs.

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They are going to bolster the vintage market, not kill it. The number of potential buyers of the original will be larger, as they will have been exposed to a taste of the original.. I am ready to take bets on that. Just look at the price of original SEMs.
Or whatever. Point is there's a lot of cool shit coming out nowadays.
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both. patch them into eachother
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Old 25th January 2013
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both. patch them into eachother
Wish i had the funds... so i must start with one and take it form there...
Old 25th January 2013
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Depends on what equipment you've already got, but 2 oscs, 2 filters, ring mod, envelope follower(!), pitch follower(!!), patch cord mayhem etc speaks clearly for the MS IMO.
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I was never fond of the Brute's sound so my vote goes definitely to the MS20!
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I meant to ask the same thing yesterday. I currently own a MiniBrute and love it, but the MS-20 has me drooling.

Seriously considering selling the Brute for ~ $400 on eBay and getting the MS-20. I can't justify having two monosynths, nor do I have the real estate in my modest setup. The lack of arpeggiator kind of sucks, but all the other pros make up for it and then some.
Old 26th January 2013
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best thing is to listen to the demos and decide which you like the sound of most - they are quite different - sound is the most important thing...they are both cool in their own way so it depends which suits you music best
Old 26th January 2013
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no wrong choice really, both great synths,,,,, neither really outclasses the other to a large degree and both have really unique options.
Old 26th January 2013
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Dude they are 500-600 bucks. Just stArt selling your blood now and you will have enough by the time they roll out the ms20
Old 26th January 2013
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So If I tell you what I would do, you'll follow suit?
Or will you make up your own mind anyway?

Before I tell you what I would do, I want to make sure this is not some idle, academic exercise, and that you will do either as I say, or what the majority of opinions here dictate.

If at the end you are going to make up your own mind, using your own ears,
accessing your own brain, then I'll choose not to tell you what I would do.

As George Clinton wrote:

"Think! It ain't illegal, yet!"
Old 26th January 2013
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Arturia must be kicking themselves for not making these fast enough. MS-20 is going to seriously hurt Minibrute sales. I want the MS-20.
I doubt it would hurt sales
Old 26th January 2013
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I doubt it would hurt sales
i think it will hurt sales...mainly because the price difference is only $100

i don't think it will SERIOUSLY hurt the minibrute, but I think that as with anything similar products tend to hurt each other.


except the true gearslut will buy both and both companies will prosper
Old 26th January 2013
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if I didn't already own a Minibrute and had to choose I'd go for the MS20 without a moment's hesitation. but I still plan on adding the MS20 to my studio.
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Old 26th January 2013
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this is a little off topic, but has anyone else been completely and utterly confused by the ms20 modular patchbay? it makes absolutely NO SENSE to me and never has. maybe it's just me.. but i wish they'd redesigned that part of it in a more succinct, logical way.
Old 26th January 2013
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Weird FX sounds: Mini-MS-20
Old 26th January 2013
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this is a little off topic, but has anyone else been completely and utterly confused by the ms20 modular patchbay? it makes absolutely NO SENSE to me and never has. maybe it's just me.. but i wish they'd redesigned that part of it in a more succinct, logical way.
You get used to it. A couple of things they left out make it a little annoying. but there's a work around for most problems this throws up
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Im looking to add to my setup (Waldorf Q, Nord Rack1, MAM MB33mk2) something for leads\weird fx sounds - the patching option on the MS20 really interesting me, but in the same time would like to have arpeggiator...
Your Q sends MIDI out, and has an arp, right?
Old 26th January 2013
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MS20 looks cooler and has patch cords.
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