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Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 5:20 pm
by pricklyrobot
elmosexwhistle wrote:Yeah, there's a midi to CV converter on there, you can use it to drive another synth
So, you can definitely route incoming MIDI to the CV/Gate Outs?

Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 6:16 pm
by Sir Ruff
Ridiculous price alert: not to disparage Novamusik's already low pre-order price, but you can apply a 15% off coupon to the pre-order over at Musician's Friend, effectly making this $424...

AND ship date is Feb. 4! :headbang:
Music Maven wrote: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 you realize that the currently crop of very limited online demos suck, but are still using them as a frame of reference to compare it to a poly VA? Interesting...

Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 6:22 pm
by Kidney05
tekkentool wrote:
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 :).
yeah, i have a love hate relationship with that site. oftentimes I find incredible things I'm glad I didn't miss, and on the other hand, I feel sometimes I get sucked into reading stupid jokes. It's nice for some things but ultimately I trust opinions here for gear... i feel like minded with the people here, or at least they've trained me to think like them... :lol:

Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:29 pm
by aredj
well s**t. i'm in the slow process of getting my doepfer dyi going, so, with the midi > cv - I think it would pair nicely...

This is now on my get one list.

Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:31 pm
by wiss
Sir Ruff wrote:Ridiculous price alert: not to disparage Novamusik's already low pre-order price, but you can apply a 15% off coupon to the pre-order over at Musician's Friend, effectly making this $424...

AND ship date is Feb. 4! :headbang:
=D>

Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:46 pm
by elsongs
I played with this at NAMM yesterday, pretty nice. I kinda wished it had another octave at least. And maybe a controller neck on the left plus guitar strap pegs :) I can't wait to hear it through a nice full-range amp or a bass amp though, I only got to hear it through phones.

Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:58 pm
by loungedumore
Sir Ruff wrote:Ridiculous price alert: not to disparage Novamusik's already low pre-order price, but you can apply a 15% off coupon to the pre-order over at Musician's Friend, effectly making this $424...
AND ship date is Feb. 4! :headbang:
Also not to be disparaging , but Guitar Center had it listed as Jan 27th ? They are both the same company ....so I would say both are made up place holders so they can take orders ( their system works on Back orders rather than pre orders )
So I would probably bank on the fact that Arturia's page says April .

Edit : I guess Sweetwater Is claiming to have a limited amount in late Feb ... So Who the h**l knows ?
Though I can not see SW not being first in these options ?
BTW not a huge deal but there seam to be some internal system setting that add a little touch ( wonder if they are all for the built in Keyboard only or midi in as well ? )

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Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 10:45 pm
by Jabberwalky
I'll be getting one of these. Aside from being a really inspiring little synth, the CV is also going to be very useful to me. I'm currently building a custom MeeBlip that has a CV input and multiple attenuation knobs for all 8 knobs. It looks like it could be a really interesting pairing.

Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 10:58 pm
by loungedumore
Jabberwalky wrote:I'll be getting one of these. Aside from being a really inspiring little synth, the CV is also going to be very useful to me. I'm currently building a custom MeeBlip that has a CV input and multiple attenuation knobs for all 8 knobs. It looks like it could be a really interesting pairing.
You should really add that in a thread in the show N tell section when the time comes I was thinking of doing a Micro this summer myself with a cv ribbon(s) ala swarmatron .

Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Posted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 1:40 am
by stephen
elsongs wrote:I played with this at NAMM yesterday, pretty nice. I kinda wished it had another octave at least. And maybe a controller neck on the left plus guitar strap pegs :) I can't wait to hear it through a nice full-range amp or a bass amp though, I only got to hear it through phones.

Yes, but does it need a dongle? :mrgreen:

Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Posted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 2:01 am
by Stab Frenzy
Music Maven wrote: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).
The Steiner Parker filter isn't a Moog filter, it isn't designed to sound 'warm' and 'fat', it's designed to scream. I know this cause I've got one in my modular system. I think you have a skewed idea of what 'analogue' sounds like. It doesn't sound like anything, it's just a group of ways of making sound.

Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Posted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 2:41 am
by tekkentool
The screamy quality of certain analogue synths is what I'm after. ;) (E.G Polivoks, Certain DSI Evolver sounds too)

Traditional smooth synth sounds are nice but don't really fit into the music I make.

Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Posted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 2:46 am
by GuyaGuy
Yup, kudos to them for making something that is analog and agressive.

Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Posted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 3:52 am
by Sir Ruff
loungedumore wrote:
Sir Ruff wrote:Ridiculous price alert: not to disparage Novamusik's already low pre-order price, but you can apply a 15% off coupon to the pre-order over at Musician's Friend, effectly making this $424...
AND ship date is Feb. 4! :headbang:
Also not to be disparaging , but Guitar Center had it listed as Jan 27th ? They are both the same company ....so I would say both are made up place holders so they can take orders ( their system works on Back orders rather than pre orders )
So I would probably bank on the fact that Arturia's page says April .

Edit : I guess Sweetwater Is claiming to have a limited amount in late Feb ... So Who the h**l knows ?
Well, basically MF told me that they would receive these on the 28th, and then once processed, would be shipped (which probably is near enough to the previous Feb. 4 date I mentioned). I can't dispute or defend anything other than what they told me first hand. Although I didn't get a date from NM, they implied they were getting them very soon too, so... It really wouldn't make sense for the actual distributor to give a release date sooner than they were available, would it?
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This is quite cool - saves adding additional hardware, but gives you all the "background" features that standard monos usually provide. I can't think of any other analog monosynth that gives you LFO reset/freerun options; nice.

Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Posted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 4:44 am
by loungedumore
Sir Ruff wrote:Image
This is quite cool - saves adding additional hardware, but gives you all the "background" features that standard monos usually provide. I can't think of any other analog monosynth that gives you LFO reset/freerun options; nice.
Yeah I was just saying lots of different info out there is all .


As to the editor Yep , though I kind of hope the legato , Lfo retrig , and Note priority have a Midi CC as in Live use or just on the fly use it would be less annoying , but Hey you can't have it all I guess .