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Arturia MiniBrute

Introducing Arturia MiniBrute Analog Synthesizer - YouTube
MiniBrute is a revolutionary new analog synthesizer from Arturia. Featuring a pure analog signal path and a host of unique features, it sets a new standard for what a hardware synthesizer should be.

Its 100% analog audio signal path features a VCO wave mixer, the classic Steiner-Parker multimode filter, as well as numerous analog innovations such as the Metalizer, Ultrasaw, and the Brute Factor™. Boasting a complete MIDI, CV and USB connectivity, MiniBrute is right at home with your computer or your vintage synths, making it the ideal companion to deliver a pure analog blast anywhere you go.






MAIN FEATURES:
Monophonic synthesizer
100% Analog Audio Signal Path
Steiner-Parker Multimode Filter (LP, BP, HP and Notch)
Voltage Controlled Oscillator with Sub-Osc
Oscillator Mixer (Sub, Sawtooth, Square, Triangle, White Noise, Audio In)
LFO1 with 6 waveforms and bi-polar modulation destinations
LFO2 with 3 vibrato modes
Brute Factor™ delivering saturation and rich harmonics
Ultrasaw generating shimmering sawtooth waveforms
Metalizer bringing extreme triangle harmonics
Two ADSR Envelope Generators
25 note Keyboard with Aftertouch
Rugged Aluminium Enclosure
External Analog Audio Input
CV In/Out controls: Pitch, Gate, Filter, Amp
MIDI In/Out with 5-Pin DIN connectors
USB MIDI In/Out
1/4” Audio Output and 1/4” Headphone Output
Gate Source Selection: Audio Input, Hold, Keyboard
Arpeggiator:
4 Modes of Arpeggiation
4 Octave Range Control
6 Time Divisions
Swing Control

PRICE €499 AVAILABLE MAY 30 2012
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Ooh I want one, looks pretty cool to me

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Difficulty of use of the controller, 14 faders and 29 knobs


Something lost in translation, perhaps?
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There's a post in the electronic music forum with some sounds. It sounds really great and punchy. Lots of controls. Priced well. I think I'm sold.
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Siiiiick. Can't wait to hear it.
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the question for me, same as for the minitaur: Will it have a VST/AAX counterpart for full recall and seamless integration. I should be able to dial in a sound and have it saved on the session. That way the synth can always remain patched in and always recall properly exactly like if it was a software instrument. Do that and I am SOLD.
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I'll take ten.
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I'll take ten.
Yeah, I wonder if there might be a way to connect them a la poly! Kinda like multi-slim/little-phattys, especially if they release a rack/module version of it
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Here is another image of the rear panel.

Price is said to be $549.00 - €499.00 - £449.00
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the question for me, same as for the minitaur: Will it have a VST/AAX counterpart for full recall and seamless integration. I should be able to dial in a sound and have it saved on the session. That way the synth can always remain patched in and always recall properly exactly like if it was a software instrument. Do that and I am SOLD.
I doubt it because it doesn't look like it has patch memory. i.e. no digital control.
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That's a good price for an analog synth with a keyboard. I have a Mopho w/out the keyboard, but the keyboard version is a lot more. Maybe it is a nicer keyboard than the one they put on this synth?

I wonder if this would be a good companion synth with the Mopho, but it would have to sound considerably different for me to get it.

That reminds me, I need to use my Mopho more often. I've been neglecting it.
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i didn't see this coming.
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Now that looks like fun....!!!
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Here is another image of the rear panel.

Price is said to be $549.00 - €499.00 - £449.00
Looking at the picture, it looks to have a usb connector so bring on the vst control!!!!

I want 10 as well, this is probably one of the greatest surprises for me at this years namm and who would have thought it would be by arturia!!!
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USB in means vst control capabilities. This thing seems really cheaply priced. Very curious if it sounds amazing. that mixed with good vst control and I'm sold.
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USB in means vst control capabilities. This thing seems really cheaply priced. Very curious if it sounds amazing. that mixed with good vst control and I'm sold.
you should get the virus ...

btw, you can also have vst control capabilities through MIDI, but not recall (other than patch recall, that is)
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USB in means vst control capabilities.
If true, that's really cool. USB usually just means MIDI though. But that NAMM teaser video wasn't showing up for me before and now it is. It looks like a software GUI, so who knows. Still it would be kind of weird if this thing could load presets via USB but not have any built in preset storage.
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If true, that's really cool. USB usually just means MIDI though. But that NAMM teaser video wasn't showing up for me before and now it is. It looks like a software GUI, so who knows. Still it would be kind of weird if this thing could load presets via USB but not have any built in preset storage.
Seeing it is Arturia and it has no display on it at all but yet does have USB, I think it would have some level of integration.
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Thumbs up

Hope they do a software version of it.
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Hope they do a software version of it.

That will be easy. Just take any of their old VSTs and make a MiniBrute GUI.
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That will be easy. Just take any of their old VSTs and make a MiniBrute GUI.
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Let´s hope they are not as "cheap China built" as their Spark is ... I had to return two of them because of crappy build quality and gave it up then ...
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I guess it's mono, not poly, isn't it?
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Yep, mono. This looks way too tempting.
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By the way what is a Steiner-Parker Filter?
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If the Minibrute Were polyphonic. I'd jump on it

Is there a conspiracy out there amongst the manufacturers to NOT make polyphonic analog synths? Right now, the only cost effective full analog poly synths on the market seem to be coming from Dave Smith (Prophet 08, Tetra, etc)
I won't count the Omega-8 'cause its too expensive.

So, aside from Dave Smith, the lanscape is sparse on the hardware polysynth front but we are certainly over inundated with monophonic analog synths these days. I mean, do we really need another one when we have:
1) Waldorf Pulse 2 (New at NAMM 2012)
2) Moog Little Phatty
3) Dave Smith Mopho
4) Korg Monotron
5) Moog Minataur
6) Oberheim SEM
7) MiniMoog (in all of its special editions)
8) Eowave KOMA Bass Synthesizer


Need I go on?

Where are all the new polysynths in the 2K range?
Manufacturers are asleep at the wheel right now when it comes to this and NO, we don't want any new virtual analogs, we have enough of those already.
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