Arturia new hardware Analogue Synth MiniBrute for 499 euro

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toitoi
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325 posts since 16 Sep, 2005

Post Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:31 am

Arturia new hardware synth for 499 Euro :shock:

MiniBrute

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Key features:

Voltage controlled oscillator
25 key keyboard with aftertouch
Steiner-Parker multi-mode filter
Innovative analog Ultrasaw , Metalizer , Brute Factor technology
Difficulty of use of the controller, 14 faders and 29 knobs
Rich interface, CV , Gate , USB , MIDI
Advanced arpeggiator
Rugged metal housing
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SLiC
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3837 posts since 2 Dec, 2004 from North Wales

Post Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:36 am

If it sounds half as good as it looks it will be amazing!

2012 is shaping up to be 'THE' gearlust year!

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musikmachine
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8625 posts since 2 Oct, 2006 from Leeds, UK

Post Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:48 am

:-o
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aMUSEd
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31054 posts since 14 Sep, 2002 from In teh net

Post Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:54 am

I'd rather have it as a sound module with no keys - maybe they will do 2 versions - can't see much point in 25 keys myself

himalaya
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5072 posts since 23 Mar, 2006 from pendeLondonmonium

Post Wed Jan 18, 2012 7:01 am

That came out of the blue! Very interesting. My CC is ready. But, there is no info about this anywhere so far, except this thread? Is this a new NAMM announcement?

The (brief) specification state one oscillator, is that right? Which would be a shame. Is there hard sync available?
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penguinfromdeep
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1993 posts since 18 Nov, 2008

Post Wed Jan 18, 2012 7:05 am

Looks good! I like that there's loadsa new analog stuff coming out .. Hw ruuuls
circuit modeling and 0-dfb filters are cool

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toitoi
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325 posts since 16 Sep, 2005

Post Wed Jan 18, 2012 7:06 am


Dogboy73
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1110 posts since 30 Jan, 2004 from UK

Post Wed Jan 18, 2012 7:19 am

SLiC wrote:If it sounds half as good as it looks it will be amazing!
I don't think it looks very good at all. Looks more like a 2 octave MIDI controller than a synth. I don't like the way any Arturia hardware looks for some reason. Just doesn't float my boat. Interested to hear/see more of it though. NAMM 2012 presumably?

himalaya
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5072 posts since 23 Mar, 2006 from pendeLondonmonium

Post Wed Jan 18, 2012 7:22 am

So far it looks like the knobs are spaced a bit too close. Might be a tight squeeze trying to quickly grab a knob. But I love the sliders. Much prefer those for envelopes than knobs.
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SLiC
KVRAF
3837 posts since 2 Dec, 2004 from North Wales

Post Wed Jan 18, 2012 7:37 am

Dogboy73 wrote:
SLiC wrote:If it sounds half as good as it looks it will be amazing!
I don't think it looks very good at all. Looks more like a 2 octave MIDI controller than a synth. I don't like the way any Arturia hardware looks for some reason. Just doesn't float my boat. Interested to hear/see more of it though. NAMM 2012 presumably?
I'm sure it will devide opinion- good for Arturia for doing something that looks different! I think it looks retro- Moog Rogue or CAT, I suspect (if it is 1 Osc) that it may be designed for dirty, rasping bass lines? No Bass Synth for ages then 2 at once? (Moog doesnt have a keyboard).

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JoeCat
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1303 posts since 19 May, 2011 from North Carolina

Post Wed Jan 18, 2012 8:21 am

SLiC wrote:... I think it looks retro- Moog Rogue or CAT, I suspect (if it is 1 Osc) that it may be designed for dirty, rasping bass lines? No Bass Synth for ages then 2 at once? (Moog doesnt have a keyboard).
Holy Crap - someone mentioned CAT! Been wondering about that. Used to work with one of their engineers (before that, he was a roady/coffee-getter/lifter-of-stuff for Bob Moog.

The CAT's were like Odesseys that had Moog knobs and Arp sliders that didn't bust off. I think they were even sued by Arp. Fatter, grittier sound if I'm not mistaken.

(sorry to hijack).

Arturia - maybe they'll do a keyboardless version a-la Mopho, Blofeld, etc. But does look interesting...

SLiC
KVRAF
3837 posts since 2 Dec, 2004 from North Wales

Post Wed Jan 18, 2012 8:31 am

JoeCat wrote:
SLiC wrote:... I think it looks retro- Moog Rogue or CAT, I suspect (if it is 1 Osc) that it may be designed for dirty, rasping bass lines? No Bass Synth for ages then 2 at once? (Moog doesnt have a keyboard).
Holy Crap - someone mentioned CAT! Been wondering about that. Used to work with one of their engineers (before that, he was a roady/coffee-getter/lifter-of-stuff for Bob Moog.

The CAT's were like Odesseys that had Moog knobs and Arp sliders that didn't bust off. I think they were even sued by Arp. Fatter, grittier sound if I'm not mistaken.

(sorry to hijack).

Arturia - maybe they'll do a keyboardless version a-la Mopho, Blofeld, etc. But does look interesting...


Closest I was thinking it was like- 'The Kitten' (the ssmall CAT)

http://www.vintagesynth.com/misc/octavekit.php

chk071
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21554 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Post Wed Jan 18, 2012 8:34 am

penguinfromdeep wrote:Looks good! I like that there's loadsa new analog stuff coming out .. Hw ruuuls
It's certain that it will be analogue?

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JoeCat
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1303 posts since 19 May, 2011 from North Carolina

Post Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:01 am

SLiC wrote:Closest I was thinking it was like- 'The Kitten' (the ssmall CAT)
(Forgot about that one. Maybe CAT will re-group, make a bigger synth, and call it The Cougar.)
chk071 wrote: It's certain that it will be analogue?
Specs say VCO, which implies it (if that's the case I'd imagine the filter would be).

Is it intended to be a bass synth specifically? Or are we guessing?

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Bronto Scorpio
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5555 posts since 13 Feb, 2006 from Wiesmoor, Germany

Post Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:08 am

Wow! The design is beyond horrible imo (judging from the small picture)! But a Steiner-Parker filter? :-o
That's really cool!
A version without the keys would be really nice! And the name MINIbrute implies that a bigger version may be planned.

Cheers
Dennis

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