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Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:16 am
by Stab Frenzy
pflosi wrote:Stabby, I'm starting to get interested in seeing a nice pic of your modular :) Wonder what other goodies you have in there.
OT, but here are some: http://www.vintagesynth.com/forum/viewt ... 14#p655514

Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:29 pm
by Automatic Gainsay
I think this will be popular like the MicroKorg was, but beyond that, the similarity abruptly ends.

Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 1:20 am
by Synthacon
The thing that strikes me about this synth is that a software maker has gone out and created a really simple and yet well specified mono that could easily have been produced by some of the "Names" in the synth industry. It has everything you could possibly want from a cheap simple unit, perfection would be another VCO and Ring Mod. Also I am surprised nobody has made a big song and dance at the fact the VCF is only 2 pole. Not that I am complaining but it is still a small surprise on a beautiful little synth.

I am looking forward to picking one up in April and just hope the Steiner filter is as good as I remember my Synthacon having.

Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 2:19 am
by Jabberwalky
It sounds really squelchy, stabby, and straight gristle. Really excited to get it. Looks like it's been backordered on MF and the release date has been pushed back even further. Hoping I placed the order in time for the first run.

Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 2:38 am
by gordwiebe
Jabberwalky wrote:Went ahead and pre-ordered it. First new synth I've ever bought in my life.

This will probably be my first new synth purchase as well. This is the first time I've ever felt that a synth was worth the price new.
Hopefully other companies will take note: it's not impossible to make things that are affordable, sound great, feature rich and built well.

Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 3:09 am
by Stab Frenzy
Jabberwalky wrote:Looks like it's been backordered on MF and the release date has been pushed back even further. Hoping I placed the order in time for the first run.
It was always going to be shipping in April, MF just made up the February date because they didn't have any info but in all the videos the people who know have been saying April.

Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 3:14 am
by Stab Frenzy
Automatic Gainsay wrote:I think this will be popular like the MicroKorg was, but beyond that, the similarity abruptly ends.
Yeah this synth has less waveforms, polyphony of one, no presets (WTF?), no vocoder, no delay and doesn't have teh cool retro wooden ends. Microkorg totally owns the Minibrute!

Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:13 am
by Push-Pull
Synthacon wrote:perfection would be another VCO and Ring Mod. Also I am surprised nobody has made a big song and dance at the fact the VCF is only 2 pole. Not that I am complaining but it is still a small surprise on a beautiful little synth.
I think that with the Hypersaw we could easy create the detune of two VCOs. And the Metalizer does interesting things too !
And with CV OUT and AUDIO IN, it's easy to add a real second VCO like a Doepfer for example.
Yes, the Steiner-Parker VCF is a cool choice (many synth are 12dB, like SEM, MS20..) and it's multimode !!

Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:20 am
by krushing
Automatic Gainsay wrote:I think this will be popular like the MicroKorg was, but beyond that, the similarity abruptly ends.
I bet there's gonna be an abundance of "hey I can't play any chords" threads as well.

Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 3:19 pm
by tim gueguen
And "How do I get a piano sound on it?" threads.

Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 3:23 pm
by Sir Ruff
Stab Frenzy wrote:Microkorg totally owns the Minibrute!
But dude, this is AN-O-LOG! Str8 up Moog-style!

Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 3:33 pm
by Automatic Gainsay
Sir Ruff wrote:
Stab Frenzy wrote:Microkorg totally owns the Minibrute!
But dude, this is AN-O-LOG! Str8 up Moog-style!
This post is lacking in the sense that "phat" is nowhere in evidence.

Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 3:35 pm
by Automatic Gainsay
Synthacon wrote:the VCF is only 2 pole.
Ha ha, to me, this is like saying "you can only play one note."
Plenty of our most beloved synths are two pole!

Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:33 pm
by jaypodesta
Popped in and placed an order for one today. While I was there they belled the UK distributor for a shipping date; they said they should know in a week or so...

Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:05 pm
by phesago
I wish I started reading up on this sooner. f**k this thing gave me a gear lust boner. I generally have been ignoring newer products, as my computer tech friends say never buy a new release in the first six months, but this thing looks seriously awesome.