Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

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Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Post by walkathon » Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:03 pm

Steve Jones wrote:And don't forget that almost no classic analog monosynths have aftertouch. I can't think of any 1 oscillator synth that does, and even among all of the 2 VCO synths that I have the Multimoog is the only one.
Right, though I'd wager if you gather 5 Multis these days, the aftertouch would probably still be working on only, MAYBE two. :cry:

Gonna kick myself, but I'm w/ Mr Nose ... I'll hold off for now and pick up a used minibrute this fall.

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Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Post by Push-Pull » Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:23 am

jaypodesta wrote:What was your impression?
A cool and very versatile synth !
It can product aggressive stuff as well than smooth melodic sounds.

In addition of the square, the suboscillator offers a sin waves ! With it you can have a very nice and round low end.
I think that 2012 will be a bad year for the woofers !
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Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Post by iProg » Tue Jan 31, 2012 9:02 am

Push-Pull wrote:
jaypodesta wrote:What was your impression?
A cool and very versatile synth !
It can product aggressive stuff as well than smooth melodic sounds.

In addition of the square, the suboscillator offers a sin waves ! With it you can have a very nice and round low end.
I think that 2012 will be a bad year for the woofers !
That is quite a good feature. Since the sine wave doesn't have any overtones. it will mix nicely with, say, square or saw waves.

How is the S-P filter?

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Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Post by Push-Pull » Tue Jan 31, 2012 9:19 am

How is the S-P filter?
It's a 12dB/oct, very musical sounding, without too much decrease the body of the sound when you push up the resonnance.
It's a little MS20-like, specially when adding the Brute Factor !
(in fact, a kind of re-injection of the audio out at the input of the filter)
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Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Post by spookyman » Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:45 am

The aftertouch function reacts a little bit to harsh for the moment. When you press a key a little bit too strong, the aftertouch reach the maximum too fast. The function is much more softer and smoother on a SH2000, for example. But Yves Usson told me that it will be possible to edit the aftertouch response for the keyboard with the USB connection.

But it was really fun to play this little monophonic synthesizer. ;)
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Post by iProg » Tue Jan 31, 2012 2:20 pm

Push-Pull wrote:
How is the S-P filter?
It's a 12dB/oct, very musical sounding, without too much decrease the body of the sound when you push up the resonnance.
It's a little MS20-like, specially when adding the Brute Factor !
(in fact, a kind of re-injection of the audio out at the input of the filter)
Groovy. Minibrute is on my buy-list along with Minitaur and Oberheim SEM patch model.

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Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Post by jaypodesta » Tue Jan 31, 2012 2:44 pm

Push-Pull wrote:A cool and very versatile synth !
It can product aggressive stuff as well than smooth melodic sounds.
spookyman wrote:But it was really fun to play this little monophonic synthesizer. ;)
Sounds like it went down well.

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Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Post by Mr. DiSco » Tue Jan 31, 2012 2:46 pm

Do you think the knobs and other controls send midi too or just the keyboard?
I have gone from thinking Arturia did an amazing job on this this but it isn't for me to the point where i'm pretty sure i'll sell a bigger digital yamaha to get this...

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Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Post by James Mandible » Tue Jan 31, 2012 2:50 pm

SSquirrel wrote:
Push-Pull wrote:This week-end:


That was a great video, thank you for sharing. I wonder if that will make some of the people claiming it is only good for harsh sounds quiet. So glad I have mine pre-ordered :)
Agreed, fantastic video. This is exactly what's been lacking in my setup, so I'm glad I have it pre-ordered as well. Now if only we could get real confirmation whether it's shipping in Feb., March, or April.

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Post by spookyman » Tue Jan 31, 2012 7:18 pm

It will be shipped in April.
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Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Post by Stab Frenzy » Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:11 am

If anyone is keen on preordering one (and doesn't mind having their money tied up in it until they ship) musiciansfriend.com have a 15% off thing at the moment so you can preorder for $425. They seem to have 15% sales every couple of weeks though so it could be worthwhile waiting if you're not that flush.

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Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Post by Stab Frenzy » Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:20 am

SSquirrel wrote:
Push-Pull wrote:This week-end:


That was a great video, thank you for sharing. I wonder if that will make some of the people claiming it is only good for harsh sounds quiet. So glad I have mine pre-ordered :)
Who is claiming it's only good for harsh sounds? People who haven't used it and have seen a couple of youtube videos?

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Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Post by Jabberwalky » Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:04 am

I used the 15% off coupon when I ordered less than 10 days ago. They seem to keep rehashing the same discounts. I fell for their sale, thinking it was a one time thing. Either way, they took my money and within 4 days it was returned to my account. Called to clarify that they won't be charging my card until shipment.

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Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Post by SSquirrel » Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:32 pm

Stab Frenzy wrote:Who is claiming it's only good for harsh sounds? People who haven't used it and have seen a couple of youtube videos?
Pretty much yeah. There was an awful lot of negativity toward the synth from some people over on gearslutz and the moog forums. Admittedly, a lot of the NAMM videos had pretty bad sound quality and a lot of the noises being tweaked with were harsher sounding, but people were making a poor conclusion that it could ONLY be used for that. I didnt' say they made sense, just that some were saying it and now we have some lovely proof of some of its more mellow moments :)

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Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Post by alan partridge » Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:33 pm

SSquirrel wrote:
Stab Frenzy wrote:Who is claiming it's only good for harsh sounds? People who haven't used it and have seen a couple of youtube videos?
negativity toward the synth from some people on ...forums. )
from what I've seen, there seems an awful lot of buzz and interest in it on all the forums, very favourable altogether.

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