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Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 7:46 pm
by SSquirrel
alan partridge wrote:from what I've seen, there seems an awful lot of buzz and interest in it on all the forums, very favourable altogether.
I never said they were the majority, but some forums were more hostile than others and the people who were negative were very vocal about it in a number of posts. I think the Minibrute is pretty great. I must, I pre-ordered it :) Now I'm trying to figure out if I can swing the extra money to pre-order the Minitaur too

Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:10 am
by alan partridge
yeah, you always get people who pick apart every synth after it's been announced. Overall the comments I've seen are about 9:1 favourable though.

Its great to see all those new analog products, minitaur included.

Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 4:22 pm
by Synthacon
The limited range of the Minitaur VCO puts me off to be honest. The MiniBrute seems at the moment to have very few neagative points and when added to the price seems a great little bit of kit.

Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 7:47 pm
by Kidney05
Synthacon wrote:The limited range of the Minitaur VCO puts me off to be honest. The MiniBrute seems at the moment to have very few neagative points and when added to the price seems a great little bit of kit.
i want one. it's biggest appeal for me is the sheer accessibility. you can just plug in and play and get twirling on knobs and sliders. no presets to worry about. it's everything i'd want from an sh-101 minus the keytaring ability.

Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 7:52 pm
by Synthacon
Kidney05 wrote: it's everything i'd want from an sh-101
I see the low end SH101 and SH09 under threat from the MiniBrute the most, similar price point and features. Maybe the older gear will see a slight fall in prices and demand.

Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 8:15 pm
by SSquirrel
Synthacon wrote:
Kidney05 wrote: it's everything i'd want from an sh-101
I see the low end SH101 and SH09 under threat from the MiniBrute the most, similar price point and features. Maybe the older gear will see a slight fall in prices and demand.
Yeah the 101 still has the nod as far as sequencing goes, since the Minibrute will only be capable of 12 notes and you can't use the same note since letting off that key will end the sequence, but some normalization of prices is likely.

Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 8:17 pm
by Synthacon
I still do not think there are a lot of 101 users who use the sequencing on it though to be that concerned about it.

Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 8:55 pm
by pflosi
The 101 sequencer ROCKS, I use it all the time. It's also great live. I wish the MC202 had the same sequencer, it's a shame. But why am I writing this, I'd love to see their price drop, wouldn't mind another one. And will never ever sell mine 8-)

(Just for my own safety, that was not at all 'minibrute hating'. It looks awesome. Wouldn't mind one with my future 2 101s, that would be fun 8-))

Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:17 pm
by Sir Ruff
Synthacon wrote:I still do not think there are a lot of 101 users who use the sequencing on it though to be that concerned about it.
Yeah, there actually seems to be a large number of 101 users who use the sequencer... I've never used and so don't really know what the fuss is about. Ignoring that aspect, however, I do imagine the MB will knock down similar monos such as the sh09 as you mentioned in terms of desirability. Case in point, I just passed up both a sh-09 and Korg MS-10, both for ~$500 each, simply because I have a MB on the way. True, they all have their unique charms, but for my needs, the MB will cover all that they would offer, and plus a whole lot more.

Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:41 pm
by jaypodesta
Sir Ruff wrote:
Synthacon wrote:I still do not think there are a lot of 101 users who use the sequencing on it though to be that concerned about it.
Yeah, there actually seems to be a large number of 101 users who use the sequencer... I've never used and so don't really know what the fuss is about. Ignoring that aspect, however, I do imagine the MB will knock down similar monos such as the sh09 as you mentioned in terms of desirability. Case in point, I just passed up both a sh-09 and Korg MS-10, both for ~$500 each, simply because I have a MB on the way. True, they all have their unique charms, but for my needs, the MB will cover all that they would offer, and plus a whole lot more.
And for less than $500

Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 4:03 am
by Automatic Gainsay
My understanding is that the filter is 12dB per oct. As such, I'm not sure I'd be choosing it over some other synths for bass quite yet. But I'm going to look into that.

Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 4:11 am
by Scories
Sir Ruff wrote:
Synthacon wrote:I still do not think there are a lot of 101 users who use the sequencing on it though to be that concerned about it.
Yeah, there actually seems to be a large number of 101 users who use the sequencer... I've never used and so don't really know what the fuss is about.
It can alternate between fast and long sustained notes, staccato and glides over 4½ octaves, in long sequences on the top of that. Used creatively, it can rock. Just think of Squarepusher.

Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:26 am
by Sir Ruff
Scories wrote:
Sir Ruff wrote:
Synthacon wrote:I still do not think there are a lot of 101 users who use the sequencing on it though to be that concerned about it.
Yeah, there actually seems to be a large number of 101 users who use the sequencer... I've never used and so don't really know what the fuss is about.
It can alternate between fast and long sustained notes, staccato and glides over 4½ octaves, in long sequences on the top of that. Used creatively, it can rock. Just think of Squarepusher.
huh... interesting. I guess the only caveat is that your sequence dies with the batteries? I can see this being useful for an all analog/no PC setup, but in a midi setup, not really.. although I do appreciate how happy accidents can happy with that type of sequencer.

Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:21 am
by Kidney05
I forgot about the sequencer-- maybe because I don't have a 101. Do any modern synths have a great sequencer like it?

Can't wait for this brute.

Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 6:45 pm
by masstronaut
Haven't read the whole thread but do you realise the designer has said the MB will have a simple sequencer (no transpose)?