Jan 19

So much great stuff at this year’s winter Namm. 2012 now brings us an Analog Synth called the MiniBrute from Arturia. This is another little synth to compete with the Roland GAIA and the Novation Ultranova. I need to get my hands on this promising product to see if it can do better than the GAIA and the Ultranova and find out how it compares with say the Access Virus Ti2. Arturia states that it has a pure analog signal path and several innovative features. Have a look at this tasty You Tube clip:-

Arturia also state that it is “The pure analog, multi-wave oscillator combined with a huge sounding classic multi-mode filter, and wide range of modulation capabilities will bring new life into your recordings and stage performances. Add to that outstanding features like the Ultrasaw, Metalizer, Brute Factor, Arpeggiator, LFO with sample & hold, full USB/MIDI/CV connectivity; all of which are housed in a rugged metal enclosure and it is almost too brutal to think about!”

Arturia Minibrute main features

* 100% analog audio signal path
* Steiner-Parker multimode filter
* Voltage Controlled Oscillator
* Oscillator Mixer with sub-osc, sawtooth, square, white noise, triangle, 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
* Pitch-bend with 1 octave range, Modulation wheel
* External analog audio input
* CV In controls: Pitch, Filter, Amp
* CV Out controls: Pitch
* Gate In/Out, MIDI In/Out, USB MIDI In/Out
* 1/4″ audio output, 1/4″ headphone output

Full function arpeggiator:

* 4 modes of arpeggiation
* 4-octave range control
* 6 time divisions

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