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Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 3:20 am
by loungedumore
Though the compositions in the demo's were not of my melodic tastes it seamed to show a decent range of it's timbre's capabilities for me to say it's got a sound I would enjoy working with . Other than checking out the build quality I'm sold , but hey to each their own .... If I were more cynical ( weird that I'm not ) I guess I would have to ask if the sounds in the demo ( the "music video one " ) were in fact from the mini brute .

Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 5:38 am
by ColorForm2113
hopefully there will be a module version of this down the line to pair up with this guy (More VCOs!) really looking forward to this little monster...need to clean out the couch cushions and see what i can save up lol

Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 6:39 am
by lazerface
perhaps they will do micromoog/multimoog kinda family of synths..

either way..this is quite tempting.

Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:11 am
by Xces
lazerface wrote:perhaps they will do micromoog/multimoog kinda family of synths..
That would be an excellent idea

Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:24 am
by Neonlights84
Another much appreciated step in the right direction. At this price point, it will be hard to resist. I am quite smitten with the Steiner-Parker filter, and that is just one feature.

Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:25 am
by sequentialsoftshock
Kidney05 wrote:is this guy insane, or is it really not fair to compare a minitaur and minibrute? or am i getting trolled?
Now you're trolling here. :lol:

Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 9:24 am
by iProg
Finally a modern analog hardware monosynth with multimode filter, sine wave LFO, Kick-a*s filter and hands-on tweaking. I'm forming a new band just because of this!

Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 9:30 am
by iProg
I'm gonna cv-connect this with the Oberheim SEM and just go 2 osc bandpass-insane!

Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 9:39 am
by tekkentool
Kidney05 wrote:i posted this on reddit and some guy ridiculed me for comparing it to the minitaur and saying it's not fair to compare all analog synths under $1000. WHAT? the point of comparing things is that you can see the difference-- a 600 dollar moog to a 550/500 analog monosynth is as fair as comparisons go. really awesome price point on that synth, btw...
Oh f**k forget about reddit. /r/wearethemusicmakers drives me f**k bonkers, never seen a more Anti-Music music board in my entire life. I love reddit but I never go there over music making or synthesizers, really.

/r/edmproduction is nice and cozy though :).

Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 1:14 pm
by masstronaut
In the Arturia video they make a point of the LFO rate going from "very slow to the sub-audio range". Ooh, sub-audio. ;)

Seriously though, it would be good if the LFOs could go really fast but it looks like maybe they don't.

Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 1:35 pm
by Music Maven
I realize that it's hard to make a judgement call about the sound of a synth on the basis of a single YouTube video and a handful of streaming-quality patch demos.

But nothing that I have heard so far on the Arturia site really stands out. It's not that the MiniBrute sounds bad. It just doesn't sound particularly analog/warm/fat/deep to me - the MiniBrute sounds more like a Virus (which isn't a bad thing).

So I'll stick with my Pro One, Waldorf Pulse and analog polys. Actually, I'll be replacing my Pulse 1 with the new Pulse 2 when it comes out. That looks to be a wicked cool synth (assuming it sounds as good as its predecessor).

Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 1:56 pm
by polar69
I wonder if all those knobs and sliders send midi cc's as well, that would be cool

Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 2:26 pm
by aredj
I wonder if the CV outs are midi to CV outs...

Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 3:33 pm
by pricklyrobot
aredj wrote:I wonder if the CV outs are midi to CV outs...
Yeah, I was wondering that as well. You'd think they'd also be hyping it as a MIDI-to-CV converter if they were, but who knows.

As far as the small keyboard, which I've dealt with on my Nord Mod G1, I just wish when they did them that small they'd include some provision for octave-switching via footswitch, rather than just the buttons.

Overall, this thing looks pretty damned cool though.

Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 5:13 pm
by elmosexwhistle
pricklyrobot wrote:
aredj wrote:I wonder if the CV outs are midi to CV outs...
Yeah, I was wondering that as well. You'd think they'd also be hyping it as a MIDI-to-CV converter if they were, but who knows.

As far as the small keyboard, which I've dealt with on my Nord Mod G1, I just wish when they did them that small they'd include some provision for octave-switching via footswitch, rather than just the buttons.

Overall, this thing looks pretty damned cool though.
Yeah, there's a midi to CV converter on there, you can use it to drive another synth (i'm assuming it's V/Oct and not Hz/V so no CS15/MS20 action) i was gonna get a doepfer dark energy to drive my mono/poly, however, i'm gonna get this baby now, mainly as i feel it covers more sonic territory than the dark energy what with the brute factor and the SYNTHACON MULTIMODE FILTER, yum yum yum. Can even run my mono/poly's output into the audio in to create 4 osc bandpass/hipass effects, oh yes :)