Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

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Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Post by bhrama » Tue Jul 10, 2012 4:30 pm

Any pre-orders from Nova get any news yet? I called Friday and they hadn't heard a thing. :roll:

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Post by kvnvk » Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:12 pm

I just received a response from Nova Musik concerning their pre-orders and apparently they are not receiving theirs until the end of the month. :-/

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Post by thosquanta » Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:08 pm

got mine from guitar center this morning. distracted at work now for some reason.

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Post by blavatsky » Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:32 pm

American Musical Supply had 7/9 and now took date down...hoping for mid/end of month

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Post by Kidney05 » Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:11 pm

thosquanta wrote:got mine from guitar center this morning. distracted at work now for some reason.
How was GC on their estimates? Bought mine through them.

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Post by loungedumore » Wed Jul 11, 2012 3:59 am

Got it .

First impressions /

The good :
Sounds smother and rounder than I thought it might ( but still does the grit well too )
Knobs and faders feel of decent quality . The keys feel very light , but much better than I thought they would .
Heavy feeling ...more so than I thought for sure .

The Bad :
The PSU is as cheap feeling / looking as it gets .
The side panels creek a bit if you grab them .
Mine has what looks kinda like a burn mark above the G on oct1 ...which makes me worry a bit .
The " editor " crashes on OSX 10.7.4

Edit : seams like it crashes on firmware update only if you move it from it's unzipped folder ?
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Post by jimtheswede » Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:06 am

I got the firmware update installed after re-downloading the app. For some reason, my orig. download had the .mbf file with a 0 MB. After downloading, the file was 142 MB and everything went well. I'm on Windows 7.

I haven't noticed any issues with the side panels - in fact they are more solid than I anticipated. Didn't pay much attention to the PSU - more concerned about the synth in general. Seems to be everything I expected - especially considering the price! I am more than pleased with it so far. :D

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Post by kpliver » Fri Jul 13, 2012 1:40 am

Got mine yesterday; extremely impressed so far and I've only scratched the surface. Doesn't just do harsh/cold stuff like a lot of the videos (although that's a blast too :D ).

Anyone else having trouble with the audio input/gate function? I could only trigger the envelope with a few drum machine sounds at their highest possible volume. Doesn't work with any of my drum machine trigger outs either. Even adjusting the threshold with the editor didn't really help.

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Post by jimtheswede » Fri Jul 13, 2012 2:16 am

kpliver wrote:Got mine yesterday; extremely impressed so far and I've only scratched the surface. Doesn't just do harsh/cold stuff like a lot of the videos (although that's a blast too :D ).

Anyone else having trouble with the audio input/gate function? I could only trigger the envelope with a few drum machine sounds at their highest possible volume. Doesn't work with any of my drum machine trigger outs either. Even adjusting the threshold with the editor didn't really help.
Have you updated the firmware with the "connections" software from the Arturia website? That appl. has choices for the audio input trigger sensitivity. just a thought if you haven't checked that out - I haven't had a chance to explore the audio In possibilities as yet - but I will at some point!

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Post by kpliver » Fri Jul 13, 2012 2:40 am

Yep, updated the firmware & used the editor but even at the low setting it's still a bit difficult to trigger. I did notice that the firmware significantly improved the LFO/Arp sync though.

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Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Post by Aaron2 » Fri Jul 13, 2012 4:28 am

loungedumore wrote:The Bad :
The PSU is as cheap feeling / looking as it gets .
What's a PSU? :oops:

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Post by Z » Fri Jul 13, 2012 4:32 am

Aaron2 wrote:
loungedumore wrote:The Bad :
The PSU is as cheap feeling / looking as it gets .
What's a PSU? :oops:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Power_supp ... (computer)

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Post by Aaron2 » Fri Jul 13, 2012 4:44 am

Z wrote:
Aaron2 wrote:
loungedumore wrote:The Bad :
The PSU is as cheap feeling / looking as it gets .
What's a PSU? :oops:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Power_supp ... (computer)
So the complaint was about the cheapness of the AC adaptor? Um ... okay. ;)

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Post by Push-Pull » Fri Jul 13, 2012 7:06 am

kpliver wrote:Doesn't just do harsh/cold stuff like a lot of the videos.
That's what I demonstrated in last january:



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Post by Aaron2 » Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:39 pm

Push-Pull wrote:
kpliver wrote:Doesn't just do harsh/cold stuff like a lot of the videos.
That's what I demonstrated in last january:



Please go directly to 0'37 !
Nice video! Good to see a video of this instrument playing something other than grindy, grate-y, screechy metallic sounds for once. Don't get me wrong, I like grindy, grate-y, screechy metallic sounds, but it's nice to see somedemonstrating the "softer" side of the Minibrute.

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