Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

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Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Post by SSquirrel » Wed Feb 22, 2012 6:28 pm

Stab Frenzy wrote:I imagine that the first production run of 1500 is already sold out on preorders and a lot of people who preordered have been pushed back to the second run, which will be out in July. I doubt we'll be seeing any on shop floors until the second run.
I know that Novamusik said they are anticipating 50 in their first orders for both the Minitaur and the Minibrute. Considering I'm somewhere between 25 and 30 for the Minibrute and I'm 31 on the list for the Minitaur, I'm happy. I'm really curious how many the big names like Guitar Center, Sam Ash, Sweetwater and Musicians Friend are getting.

Minitaur ships this week and Moog did confirm for me that Novamusik will have their allotment before the end of the month. So Psyched :)

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Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Post by danbroad » Thu Feb 23, 2012 7:18 pm

I'd expect that the first run Minibrutes are a no-lose proposition. Anyone who preorders and doesn't like it (although it seems unlikely) can safely sell it for the price they paid. No money lost, no harm done, another user jumped the queue etc.Everybody wins!
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Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Post by Mr. DiSco » Fri Feb 24, 2012 3:19 am

I have found a way to get one from the first run... :D I'm quite happy to realize I'll have it so soon. I think the need here was much bigger than it is for many of you guys even if you're on the second run. Still a whole month of excitation and waiting!

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Post by Kidney05 » Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:01 pm

so was the sound on sound review favorable?

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Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Post by stephen » Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:46 pm

Kidney05 wrote:so was the sound on sound review favorable?

Yes it was. Reviewer said he'd take it over a vintage mono around the same price range
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Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Post by Automatic Gainsay » Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:55 pm

Stab Frenzy wrote:Don't you live in flyover country? :P

Actually going to Asheville would be pretty cool if I could organise a show there to partially offset the flights. I've only spent time in NYC and Ithaca when I've been to the States in the past.

Asheville is a pretty magical place in regard to shows, I'm told. I wish I knew someone to connect you with, but alas I don't know anyone like that, yet!
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Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Post by Ned Bouhalassa » Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:51 am

Voilà: sounds pretty dope to moi! Marc's take on the Osc section.

Looking forward like crazy to having this brute in my hands...

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Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Post by vox345 » Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:38 am

replace digi lfo w/ analog +$50
remove aftertouch but give it 49 keys & remove mini from the name +75
remove sub osc but double the rest of osc for two oscs +75
give it a polyphony of two +75
choice of color including neons +20

remove arpeggiator -$25
remove vibrato if it's just pitch lfo -$15
remove mod wheel (does nothing different than the single knob it's assignable to) -$20

remove bend range knob (pitch wheel always +/- 2) and remove octave +/- but give each osc a wide range pitch knob.
replace filter cut &res knobs w/ sliders to easily use simultanously

^$235 + $499 = $734.00 synth that will sell forever. Repeat concept yearly with different sounding oscs to justify new sound purchase.

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Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Post by Ashe37 » Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:42 am

and conversely, i think all those changes are pretty unnecessary. Especially removing the arp.

I'm willing to bet giving it two-note poly would cost a lot more than $75. Try more like $75 in cost to them and $150 in extra price to us. Same with your 'adding a second osc would only cost $75' theory. They are trying to make a neat little SH-101 type analog synth, for the lowest price point they can.

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Post by Push-Pull » Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:43 am

give it a polyphony of two +75
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Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Post by Stab Frenzy » Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:05 pm

vox345 wrote:replace digi lfo w/ analog +$50
remove aftertouch but give it 49 keys & remove mini from the name +75
remove sub osc but double the rest of osc for two oscs +75
give it a polyphony of two +75
choice of color including neons +20

remove arpeggiator -$25
remove vibrato if it's just pitch lfo -$15
remove mod wheel (does nothing different than the single knob it's assignable to) -$20

remove bend range knob (pitch wheel always +/- 2) and remove octave +/- but give each osc a wide range pitch knob.
replace filter cut &res knobs w/ sliders to easily use simultanously

^$235 + $499 = $734.00 synth that will sell forever. Repeat concept yearly with different sounding oscs to justify new sound purchase.
Congratulations, you've just proved you no absolutely nothing about either designing, constructing or even using synths! You must be very proud.

Analogue LFO is better than a digital one eh? Bet they must do some really fat LFOing.

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Post by Ned Bouhalassa » Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:30 pm

vox345 wrote:replace digi lfo w/ analog +$50...
Buy the Brute as is and start making some incredible music = priceless.
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Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Post by Synthacon » Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:31 pm

vox345 wrote:replace digi lfo w/ analog +$50
remove aftertouch but give it 49 keys & remove mini from the name +75
remove sub osc but double the rest of osc for two oscs +75
give it a polyphony of two +75
choice of color including neons +20

remove arpeggiator -$25
remove vibrato if it's just pitch lfo -$15
remove mod wheel (does nothing different than the single knob it's assignable to) -$20

remove bend range knob (pitch wheel always +/- 2) and remove octave +/- but give each osc a wide range pitch knob.
replace filter cut &res knobs w/ sliders to easily use simultanously

^$235 + $499 = $734.00 synth that will sell forever. Repeat concept yearly with different sounding oscs to justify new sound purchase.
Where do you get these prices from???
Stab Frenzy wrote:Bet they must do some really fat LFOing.
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Post by pflosi » Mon Mar 19, 2012 4:13 pm

:lol: So fat LFOing would be... clipped LFO waveforms? The digital LFOs in the A6 can do that, very phaaatttttt 8-)

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Post by iProg » Mon Mar 19, 2012 4:14 pm

Ned Bouhalassa wrote:
vox345 wrote:replace digi lfo w/ analog +$50...
Buy the Brute as is and start making some incredible music = priceless.
+ 1

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