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Arturia Microbrute Analog Synthesizer
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      Arturia Microbrute Analog Synthesizer (J01524)
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Analog monster in miniature.

The new Arturia MicroBrute is the next generation of the Brute family of synthesizers. The little brother of the award winning, modern classic: MiniBrute. The MicroBrute is smaller in size but retains the pure analog sound, the famed Steiner-Parker filter as well as Arturia's multiple wave oscillator with wave-shapers. No shortcuts were taken in making sure that the MicroBrute sound stands up to any analog synth on the market.

New Features
Step sequencer: Arturia has added a new step sequencer for generating patterns. This easy-to-us step sequencer is reminiscent of sequencers found on the Sequential Circuits Pro One as well as the rare and classic Oberheim DS-2a.

Updated Sub-oscillator: The new sub-oscillator allows for adding an octave down as well as the ability to mix in a 5th up harmonic. This allows this single oscillator synth to sound like a monster with multiple oscillators.

Mod Matrix: The Mod Matrix patchbay allows you to route 3 modulation sources, ENV, LFO and Keyboard CV (on the rear panel) to any of 6 modulation destinations. This semi modular capability allows for many sound-making capabilities.

The MicroBrute is the smallest and most powerful analog synth on the market and it promises to set a new standard for analog synth sound and price.

Arturia Microbrute Analog Synthesizer Features:

  • Same oscillator design as MiniBrute
    Ultrasaw, Pulse width, Metalizer wave-shapers
    Steiner-Parker multimode filter: High Pass, Low Pass, Band Pass modes
    Brute factor
    Sync to external MIDI clock
    LFO with 3 waveforms: Saw, Tri, Square
    Step sequencer with 8 memory locations
    ADSR Envelope
    Audio input for external signal processing
    25 minikey keyboard
    CV/Gate I/O
    MIDI input
    USB MIDI


Arturia Microbrute Analog Synthesizer Specifications:

  • HARDWARE SPECIFICATIONS
    25 Minikey keyboard
    Octave up and down buttons allow for a full range of transpose options
    Monophonic Analog synthesizer
    Steiner-Parker multimode filter
    .Low Pass
    .Band Bass
    .High Pass
    .Bi-polar Envelope amount control
    .Keyboard tracking
    Arturia’s famed Brute Factor™
    Voltage Controlled Oscillator
    Oscillator waveshapers
    .Ultrasaw for creating dance anthem sounds
    .Pulse width for creating thin nasal sounds or rich square tones
    .Metalizer for creating harsh, harmonically rich sounds
    Overtone Generator
    .additional harmonics, from 1 octave down to 5th up
    .Sub>+5th spectrum shaper
    Oscillator Mixer (Overtone, Saw, Triangle, Square)
    Wide range LFO with 3 waveforms
    .Saw, Triangle, Square
    .Freq range from .1Hz to 200Hz
    .Syncable to external sources, sequencer or internal
    ADSR envelope
    VCA with GATE and ENV modes
    Pitch-bend wheel
    Modulation wheel (can control filter cutoff or LFO amount)
    Mod Matrix – standard 1 Volt per octave
    .Envelope Out
    .LFO Out
    .Ultrasaw modulator In
    .Pulse width mod In
    .Metalizer In
    .Overtone/Sub modulator In
    .Cutoff In
    .Pitch In
    External Audio Input with Input level control
    1/8” headphone output and 1/4” audio output
    CV/GATE interface
    .Pitch Out
    .Gate Out
    .Gate In
    MIDI Input
    USB 2.0 Type B jack
    Glide time control
    Step Sequencer
    .Rate control knob
    .Tap Tempo button/Rest input in record mode
    .8 storeable sequences
    .PLAY and RECORD modes
    .Sync to external MIDI clock
    12Volt, 1Amp Center pin + DC connector
    Weight: 3.9 lb.
    Dimensions: 12.8 x 8.7 x 2.4"


Product Reviews
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  • Analogue is back

    As reviewed by warren christiansen on 11/25/2013

    I own a LOT of virtual synths; Omnisphere,Alchemy, NI Komplete... & I love them all, but I had more fun in the first 20 minutes with this synth than I have with any instrument in years. If you think you want this, you probably do. Only thing missing is a second oscillator for detune, but the sub & mixed waveforms can make it sound like more than one.

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  • Good Bang for Buck

    As reviewed by Bill Stewart on 4/22/2014

    I picked my microbrute,10 days past.And i must say...its a very impressive little machine.Now granted my pitch wheel...is say somewhat off...but not a bother in my case.The rest of the components in this little tyke more than make up for its lackings.in closing,try the microbrute out at your local gc...and in my case 299.00 was a fine,fine bargain

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  • Great value for a real analog synth with lots of features

    As reviewed by Andrew Currie on 4/23/2014

    Pros: Real analog sound path Sync in and out, MIDI in ports Single oscillator peoduces multiple waveforms for a variety of sounds Great filter Built-in LFO and sequencer Mini-patch panel Small, lightwright size Cons: Sequencer runs on 8th notes from gate in; must work around to double speed it Requires USB interface with computer and Arturia's free downloadable software to control certain configurations This is a great, rich-sounding machine that gets that great 70s vibe. It is well-made, compact, and lightweight, and will fit into a laptop bag easily. Since taking it out of the box I have been late for work multiple times due to staying up late with it. The only annoying thing I've found is that to unlock all the features, you need to download Arturia's free PC software and connect the machine to your computer via USB cable. This is fine in my living room, but to have to drag a tablet or laptop to a gig or jam session would be an annoyance. There is also the question of what you do in 20 years when the instrument is in fine shape but Arturia no longer supprts it, or USB has become obsolete, etc. In my mind it would've been worth an extra $50-100 to simply add an extra hardware switch panel to the machine to cut the cord from reliance on any external computer. That said, for 300 bucks you cannot beat the value you get with this thing. The sequencer is what really sold me on it, but after getting my hands on it that awesome rich sound keeps me coming back for more. I run it through my bass pedalboard, with delay and phaser pedals, and I feel like it can do almost anything. Even better when syncing it to a drum machine like a Volca Beats, all that amazing analog synth power fits on a small coffee table.

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