Arturia MiniBruteItem ID: Minibrute
25-key All-analog Monophonic Synthesizer with a 3-waveform Oscillator, a Suboscillator, an External Input, a Noise Generator, 2 x ADSR Envelopes, Assignable LFO, Aftertouch, Portamento, Steiner-Parker 2-pole Filter, and Both CV and MIDI I/O (Including MIDI Over USB)
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An Analog Purist's Dream Synth!Arturia's MiniBrute takes you back to the basics of analog synthesis! This 25-key compact powerhouse synth puts you in control of a 100 percent analog signal path, complete with all of the tone-shaping tools your heart desires. If you're looking for the ultimate hands-on synthesis experience - the MiniBrute is it! In addition to standard oscillators, envelopes, and filters, the MiniBrute also gives you a set of truly unique components, such as its exclusive Brute Factor, Metalizer, and Ultrasaw. At Sweetwater, we've seen a lot of analog synths, but few have ever packed as much flexibility and functionality into such an affordable model as the Arturia MiniBrute.
Arturia MiniBrute Monophonic Analog Synthesizer at a Glance:
The perfect analog synth for the control freak in you
The Arturia MiniBrute lets you sculpt your sound with extensive hands-on controls that let you dive deeply into every aspect of its analog signal path. The MiniBrute's massively powerful oscillator section lets you blend and shape all six of its sound sources, including a multi-waveform oscillator, a noise generator, and an external source input. Slider controls give you quick access to the MiniBrute's envelopes, while providing natural visual feedback. And check out the MiniBrute's LFO section - there are individual knobs for assigning modulation to several key parameters. Best of all, the entire layout of the MiniBrute is completely logical and intuitive, so any synth nut will feel right at home.
Exclusive components you won't find anywhere else
Not only did Arturia trick out the MiniBrute with an extra layer of tweakability for its oscillators, envelopes, LFO, and other standard components, they also gave it a few original gadgets as well. Two of its main oscillators are unique beasts indeed: the harmonically rich Ultrasaw and the extra-vibrant Metalizer modulated triangle-wave. But nothing comes close to the sonic mayhem you can create just by cranking up the Brute Factor. And one more thing: the filter section of the MiniBrute is also far from ordinary - it's a genuine Steiner-Parker 2-pole filter, the same ultra-resonant filter found in the legendary Synthacon from the mid '70s!
Classic analog signal path with modern digital conveniences
By now, you're probably getting a good idea of what makes the MiniBrute so special: it's a portable analog synthesizer that's designed to bring back the fun and creativity of sound creation. It's completely devoid of digital controls, screens, or factory presets. But that doesn't mean it won't integrate easily with the rest of your rig. In fact, Arturia gave the MiniBrute both classic CV and MIDI connectivity, including MIDI over USB. So, whether you're using it in your studio or as part of your live rig, the MiniBrute is ready to take your music to a whole new level!
Arturia MiniBrute Monophonic Analog Synthesizer Features:
Rediscover the fun of sound creation with the all-analog MiniBrute synthesizer from Arturia!
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Reviewsbased on 11 reviews
A Beast of a 'Brute!
by fromIf you like the warm tones of early Kraftwerk or the chirping arpeggio of YMO, you'll love the MiniBrute. It's got colossal sound in a small package and, speaking from experience, you don't need to h... read more [+]ave serious technical knowledge of exactly how analog synthesis works, because the user's manual explains that in detail and shows you (almost) every function and use of the MiniBrute. Absolutely worth every penny. close [-]
March 8, 2013
innovative and fun!
by Micah Moses from WILSON, NCthis synth is perfect for not only beginners for the fact that it makes learning synthesis ever hands on and easy but great for even high end synth players. The Minibriute has features usually only f... read more [+]ound on modular synthesizers (like a sawtooth animator). Also i am able to interface it with modular and vintage synth gear through its CV outs as well as additional modulation though the CV in's, a very rare and valuable option on modern synths. Also even though it has a very aggressive sound, it also is great for subtle and beautiful sounds as well. close [-]
January 4, 2013
Music Background: Former touring musician and sound designer
MiniBrute = Great little board
by Damian Justin Kandalec from Venice, FL USAWith only having the Minibrute for a few hours, I can say it it is going to be a main piece for me. For those who are into instant sound tweaking and experimenting with sounds without menu diving this... read more [+] is going be impress. close [-]
December 25, 2012
Music Background: maker of
My Arturia/Sweetwater Journey
by Mark Pawlak from TampaMy Arturia MiniBrute journey. I hope it helps and inspires you.
December 21, 2012
Music Background: Past player now Hobbyist
First Arturia. I had never heard of Arturia. I started my Arturia MiniBrute journey with a used Yamaha KX-25 (trust me... read more [+] this will add up). It included a sample version of Arturia's Analog Factory software with 100 sounds which I was instantly impressed with, but I wanted more great sounds!!! I then decided to buy a used Arturia Analog Experience The Factory, which I also fully enjoy. (Please note hands down Arturia is a great DAW company and the first reason to use their products are that they sound great!! I also salute them for allowing the transfer from one owner to another as long as you show them all the proper paperwork and codes and that you do indeed own all of it . Reason number 2 to love, and use Arturia products). So stage one complete. I know who Artruia is and how cool their products are.
Now the MiniBrute.
The reason I found out about the MiniBrute are the great video's posted by Sweetwater. Very informative, HD quality and just an A+ effort. I quickly knew I had to have one. Then as you will find out these are so popular you can't get them. :-) So of course I placed my order with Sweetwater, they held my place in line, my rep Wayne kept up the great communications Sweetwater is known for with me and I now have my unit.
If you are interested in really understanding how classic and modern synthesizer sounds are created and how you can be creative with them this is your synth. You are not playing someone else's sound vision, you create your own, and it is easy! Lack of presets is a good thing!!! (but some are included in the manual and also on paper templates).
Yes is would be great to own a stable of Moog's, Oberheims, Rolands, Korgs, Yamaha's, Access Virus, Dave Smith, etc. etc. etc.
But for only $500 this synthesizer will feed your need for real-Phat- hands on analog. It stimulates sound creativity, is portable, built well and just plain fun.
Do yourself a favor and get one.
PS, yes I will be on the look out for more products from Arturia and Sweetwater! close [-]
best $500 I ever spent!
by brendon moeller from NYjust finished up 2 remixes using this. superb!
July 27, 2012
Music Background: producer, performer, DJ
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