100 Analog Power
Combining the renowned savoir-faire of ARTURIA for designing professional musical instruments, and the expertise of synth «guru» Yves Usson in crafting the finest analog modules, MiniBrute is a revolutionary analog synthesizer. MiniBrute was built with a simple goal in mind: offer great analog sound, through a very easy to use interface, and without ever compromising on quality.
The result of fine R&D and skilled craftsmanship: a 100 Analog Audio signal path, delivering huge basslines, screaming leads, outstanding arpeggios and FX’s. Analog synthesizers of yesteryear are highly sought-after on the second hand market for their warmth, fatness, slight instability, and their unmistakable sonic character. Digital synths, for their part, offer more possibilities but tend to sound sometimes sterile and loose musicians in endless menus and boring sound digest concepts.
Forget about tiny LCD screens, forget about menus and sub-menus, forget about double functions and complex control. Minibrute brings back the fun and the immediate hands-on experience of synthesis.
You want to make it stronger? Grab the sub-osc slider and move it up. You want it brighter? Grab the filter cutoff knob and turn it up. You want your sound to grow fangs and snarl like a beast? Grab the Brute Factor knob and turn it up! It’s that easy.
Connect to the World
Thanks to its full MIDI/CV/USB connectivity, MiniBrute is designed to fit seamlessly in any modern or vintage studio.
MIDI In/Out : Sequence MiniBrute from your computer’s MIDI interface and DAW, or any other MIDI-Out enabled gear you have. Alternatively use MiniBrute as a master keyboard for your DAW or other MIDI-enabled equipment.
CV In/Out : Chain MiniBrute to your vintage synthesizer, or modular, to get a beefier sound. Expand, control and sequence MiniBrute from your vintage equipment. Use MiniBrute to control your vintage synths (It conforms to the classic 1 Volt per Octave scaling system). Use MiniBrute as a MIDI to CV converter.
USB In/Out: Sequence MiniBrute directly from your computer’s DAW without needing a MIDI interface. Use MiniBrute as a USB-MIDI controller, use MiniBrute as a USB MIDI to CV converter.
Audio In: Process any external sound through MiniBrute’s filter, VCA and Brute Factor circuit. MiniBrute can be used as an analog powerhouse for adding warmth, grit and filter effects to drums, guitars, vocals, and more. It will alternatively generate automatic basslines from percussive sounds by switching the Gate source selector to audio.
MiniBrute can also be used as a MIDI to CV Gate interface, ensuring the link between your computer-based studio and your vintage gear.
Sounds with an Attitude
MiniBrute comes with no electronic presets. You build yourself every sound you hear. Believe us, this is fun, this is creative and this helps make better music (and honestly, this is not harder than browsing sub-menus). Now of course you can still play sounds made by other programmers. And you can store your sounds. How is that ?
Arturia delivers preset sheets that fit on the surface of the MiniBrute. Following instructions set on the preset sheets, you get a preset sound in a minute. And if you want to store your sound, just take one of the blank sheets and write your marks.
100% Analog Audio Signal Path
Full Function Step Sequencer :
6 sequences with up to 64 steps each
4 swing setting
6 Playback modes
4 Gate timings
Steiner-Parker 2 pole Multimode Filter (Low Pass, Band Pass, High Pass and Notch)
Voltage Controlled Oscillator with Sub-Osc (Square, Sine, -1 & -2 oct)
Oscillator Mixer (Sub, Sawtooth, Square, Triangle, White Noise, Audio In)
Signal Enhancers :
Pulse Width Modulation
Ultrasaw generating shimmering sawtooth waveforms
Metalizer bringing extreme triangle harmonics
Brute Factor™ delivering saturation and rich harmonics
LFO1 with 6 waveforms (Sine, Triangle, Sawtooth, Square, Random Square, Random Sine) and bi-polar modulation destinations (to PWM & Metalize, Pitch, Filter, Amplifier)
LFO1 clock syncable to Arpeggiator (Arpeg, or free).
LFO2 with selectable rate and 3 vibrato modes (trill up, trill down, sine)
Two ADSR Envelope Generators with selectable slow/fast speed (from 1 millisecond to more than 10 seconds)
Keyboard Tracking on the VCF Cutoff
25 note semi-weighted keyboard with aftertouch (assignable to Cutoff or Vibrato amount)
Mod Wheel (assignable to Cutoff, Vibrato, or LFO amount)
Pitch Wheel (with selectable bend range)
Octave selector from -2 to +2 octaves
External Analog Audio Input
CV In/Out controls: Pitch, Filter, Amp
MIDI In/Out with 5 pin DIN connectors
USB MIDI In/Out
CV Gate source selector (Audio/Hold/Keyboard)
1/4″ Audio Output and 1/4″ Headphone Output
Brushed Aluminium Enclosure
Wood side panels
12V DC 1A power