Minibrute Meet The MS-20 Mini

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Re: Minibrute Meet The MS-20 Mini

Post by Stab Frenzy » Sat Mar 02, 2013 4:46 am

volumetrik wrote:
Stab Frenzy wrote:Harvestman English Tear.
this is still quite costly tho right?

cos you have to get a case/PSU for it...wonder what the total would be including the module
$220 for the ET and a beauty case, but then you end up with a whole bunch of space for more modules which will add even more to your ability to connect the MS and MB.

That said, the Minibrute only has pitch and gate outs and pitch, gate, VCA amount and VCF cutoff inputs, so there's not a great deal you could do with it and an MS anyway. Save the money for the converter and just run midi from the MB to the MS and that will get you following pitch, then everything else doesn't need conversion anyway.

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Re: Minibrute Meet The MS-20 Mini

Post by kvnvk » Sat Mar 02, 2013 6:31 am

Automatic Gainsay wrote:
As a guy who is currently having the time of his life playing an MS-20 Mini...
just make with the video already and stop all your taunting...

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please and thank you very much. :D ;)

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Re: Minibrute Meet The MS-20 Mini

Post by Ned Bouhalassa » Sat Mar 02, 2013 1:54 pm

So. Now I'm starting to think that if I really want to have some fun modulating the MS-20, I should consider getting a small modular setup with VCO, LFO, ENV etc, outputs. I know, I know... slippery slope! :shock: :lol:
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Re: Minibrute Meet The MS-20 Mini

Post by Ned Bouhalassa » Sat Mar 02, 2013 3:00 pm

Oops! Well, after a little perusing, I'm now thinking of getting one of the Pittsburgh Modular systems! Looks like someone may end up getting my RS-505 this Spring... :lol:
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Re: Minibrute Meet The MS-20 Mini

Post by SSquirrel » Wed Mar 06, 2013 6:59 pm

I finally got to play a Minibrute yesterday. Guitar Center in Louisville has one to mess with after all this time. REALLY enjoyed myself, came up w/a nasty distorted arpeggio that sounded fun. I was glad that I was the only person in teh keybaord room when I would sweep the noise mix up tho heh. The Minibrute is still definitely on my list, but these days the MS-20 Mini and Sub Phatty are on there too, so who knows. So many options available these days, hafta love it.

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Re: Minibrute Meet The MS-20 Mini

Post by Bitexion » Wed Mar 06, 2013 7:13 pm

The "supersaw" waveform is a stroke of genius, makes one VCO sound like 3. It's not a supersaw like on a JP-8000 (just 6 sawtooths stacked on top and detuned), it's all analogue electronics. The sawtooth output is "copied" and reintroduced in 180 degree phase, plus added with a third sawtooth that has a variable pitch LFO that you adjust the speed of with the slider. Thus making a pretty fat chorusy sound.

The Minibrute VCO is one of the coolest things I've ever had on a synth.

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Re: Minibrute Meet The MS-20 Mini

Post by Ned Bouhalassa » Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:07 pm

Bitexion wrote:The Minibrute VCO is one of the coolest things I've ever had on a synth.
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Re: Minibrute Meet The MS-20 Mini

Post by Automatic Gainsay » Thu Mar 07, 2013 1:56 am

kvnvk wrote:
Automatic Gainsay wrote:
As a guy who is currently having the time of his life playing an MS-20 Mini...
just make with the video already and stop all your taunting...

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Re: Minibrute Meet The MS-20 Mini

Post by pinky_blue » Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:07 pm

Hi guys,

Sorry to hijack this thread. Will I be ale to control my SEM Pro through the patch panel with the MS20 mini or will I also need a CV/Hz converter?

Thanks

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Re: Minibrute Meet The MS-20 Mini

Post by pflosi » Thu Apr 04, 2013 2:19 pm

We should make a sticky explaining Hv/V

I'm already tired of explaining it all again and again and the bloody thing isn't even out yet.

However, since I'm such a friendly guy, find a good read about it all here:

http://www.muffwiggler.com/forum/viewto ... 23#1055223

Note that in the last paragraph, I indeed had my logic twisted - it's only the same in the first two octaves for the octaves, not for everything else in between...

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Re: Minibrute Meet The MS-20 Mini

Post by Bitexion » Thu Apr 04, 2013 6:09 pm

I still don't get WHY they did that. It's like they went "OK, we make a 2 VCO synth too, but we can't let it interface with ANY synth from that Moog company or those Roland guys. How can we make it as hard as possible to do that? How about umm...Hz/V instead of V/Oct? Awesome sir, you get a raise."

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Re: Minibrute Meet The MS-20 Mini

Post by Sir Ruff » Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:25 pm

Aaron2 wrote:Speaking of mating Korg and Arturia products: can I make my Minibrute "talk" to my Korg Poly-61? In other words, can I send CV/Gate out from the Minibrute into the arpeggio trigger of the Poly-61? Or do I have a voltage-conversion issue?
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Re: Minibrute Meet The MS-20 Mini

Post by xanadu97 » Sat Apr 06, 2013 11:21 pm

Bitexion wrote:I still don't get WHY they did that. It's like they went "OK, we make a 2 VCO synth too, but we can't let it interface with ANY synth from that Moog company or those Roland guys. How can we make it as hard as possible to do that? How about umm...Hz/V instead of V/Oct? Awesome sir, you get a raise."
They probably did it just so they could sell the MS-02 :lol:

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Re: Minibrute Meet The MS-20 Mini

Post by pflosi » Sun Apr 07, 2013 2:17 am

Theoretically, it is more logical than V/oct and probably simpler technically: the increase of cv always corresponds linearly with the increase of VCO frequency with Hz/V (double for an octave). With V/oct you have to calibrate exponentially.

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Re: Minibrute Meet The MS-20 Mini

Post by Stab Frenzy » Sun Apr 07, 2013 11:09 am

Bitexion wrote:I still don't get WHY they did that. It's like they went "OK, we make a 2 VCO synth too, but we can't let it interface with ANY synth from that Moog company or those Roland guys. How can we make it as hard as possible to do that? How about umm...Hz/V instead of V/Oct? Awesome sir, you get a raise."
Because it's a clone, not an update. If they made the oscs v/oct then they wouldn't be MS-20 oscs any more. :idea:

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