Arturia Microbrute RED SynthesizerSKU: AMICBRUTR-P
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Normally costing more in its stand-alone form, the MicroBrute includes it in its design, making it a lower-cost version of the SP Filter, as well as a versatile instrument all its own, yet SP developer Nyle Steiner has approved and praised this integration into the overall design.
The idea was to make a smaller synth that retains the possibilities as the Mini, but with additional features. Built solid and specifically built with an external power supply to reduce noise. Saw, square, and triangle wave controls can actually be given great overdrive when turned up.
The new Overtone function changes the pulse width ratio utilizing fifths above, giving it a two-oscillator sound with just one, adding another harmony through the overtone resulting naturally from this effect. As with the the MiniBrute, the MicroBrute processes external audio sounds through Audio Input control, but this synth also serves as the perfect great expansion unit for the Minibrute connected through the CV Gate inputs and offering complete MIDI and USB connectivity as well, making it a complete portable solution.
Inspired by a truly analog function, much like amp anomolies from electric guitar feedback that shaped rock from the late 60's and on, a feedback loop inspired overdriven distortion normally requiring improperly-matching connections within the synth...One of those things you weren't supposed to do, that turned into a great accidental discovery. Now you can get the same fantastic grunge and personality just by raising the Brute Factor knob up. This is yet another example of a natural sound effect phenomenon you can only get from pure analog sound.
Though the Microbrute "maintains its innocence" as dedicated analog synth avoiding too many bells and whistles to interrupt your creativity and workflow, it includes the "WayCool" Step Sequencer, giving you the ability to with with up to 64 steps that can be stored in internal memory, staying there even after shutting it off. As simple as it needs to be, using the TAP TEMPO button, you can create a rhythm and play your sequence. On playback, you can trigger and tweak it with the synth's features. The memory stores up to eight sequences internally and archive them on the included editor software.
- Monophonic synthesizer
- 100% Analog audio signal path
- Steiner-Parker 2-pole multimode filter
- CV in and out jacks
- USB / MIDI
- Brute Factor delivers saturation and rich harmonics
- 25-note mini-key keyboard
- Transparent Red Color
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Comments about Arturia Microbrute Red Synthesizer:
Given the small footprint and portability of this little beast I was hoping for battery power. The Arturia promo video shows the woman on a train with headphones noodling with the microbrute, which is misleading.
Otherwise this is an awesome little analog synth!
Power Supply Type 12V DC 1A power supply Special Features Steiner-Parker 2-pole multimode filter Sequencer Full-functioned step sequencer: ◦8 memories ◦up to 64 steps per memory Output 1/4” audio output; 1/8” headphone output Dimensions 16" x 10" x 3" Controllers Pitch bend; Mod Wheel, Oct select Weight 6 lbs. Number of Keys Up to 25-Keys Sound Engine Type Analog Voltage Controlled Oscillator MIDI I/O Yes CV Jacks (Control Voltage) Yes USB MIDI Connector Yes
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