Inward Connections The Brute is one of the most well suited limiters within the 500 series format to obtain a "high-end" vocal sound. It will add warmth and presence to your vocal, bringing out a breathy and airy quality while also smoothing out peaks and bringing the vocal up front in your mix. The Brute is also excellent for guitars, bass, and anywhere else and smooth and warm optical limiter can be of use.
Gain reduction control
Zero adjust trim
Output level control
Hi-Pass filter: 250Hz for detector circuit
LED lighted VU meter
VU meter output/reduction switch
VF600 all discrete legendary amp blocks
Optocell reduction circuitry identical to TSL-3 Tube Limiter
Balance input and output transformers
Fits standard 500 series slot configuration mechanically and electrically
Powder coating in gunmetal gray
Gain Reduction: up to 40dB
Input Impedance: >100K ohms balance
Output Impedance: 600 ohms balance
Frequency Response: +/- [email protected] to 50KHz
Output Signal to Noise: -95dB or greater
THD + Noise: .01%@1KHz/+4dBu
Reserve Makeup Gain: +15dB
sounds pretty interesting. maybe those oscillators can switch to a paraphonic mode as well. i like the tone of the brute but i only use it to add oscillators to other stuff or to control some cv via the small patch pannel.
I have had the Brute from day one and it was AWESOME from day one - and I certainly was not a light user. It was one of my most used synths for 2 years, used the crap out of it in countless projects, made hundreds of patches and loved every second of it. The...
...the mid 70's, made by GAS, the Great American Sound company...it led with a statement something like "This amp has the brute power to be able to drive a typical washing machine..." Of course, it was followed by the "Son of Ampzilla"...... https://www.theabsolutesound.com/articles/pioneers-of-high-end-audio/?page=2
The Inward Connections "The Brute" Optical Limiter for 500 series power racks is one handy module. I've had it for about a year now, have used it on a variety of sources, and I love it.
Sound Quality - 5/5
Firstly, the sound of the gain reduction. The attack is medium/slow and the release...
I bought a Brute about 9 months ago. I really think it's an excellent sounding unit.
It's got a slow attack (100ms) and a REALLY SLOW release (685ms) and a 10:1 ratio. It also has a 250hz HPF that I always leave on.
Its excellent sounding. Great for vocals, guitars, anywhere you want...
It's really hard to describe how great this thing is. At first you might not get it. It's not an in your face, look at me piece of gear. Classy and subtle are how I would describe it. It's invisible, but has this thickness and weight all at the same time. I love mine, and I'm never letting it go!
I can't say enough good things about this little box. It brought me to a new level for vocals - it was the first time I really heard my voice presented in a flattering way. I track everything with it. It adds a weight, a fullness, and a dynamic compression similar to the uber-expensive microphones...