Arturia - MINIBRUTE
Arturia's first hardware synth, the Arturia MINIBRUTE turned out to be succesful, a great "gateway" to the hardware world. It does not lack characer either.
Arturia MINIBRUTE - Hands-On Heaven
Forget about tiny LCD screens, being lost in menus and sub-menus, and trying to remember double functions and complex procedures. MiniBrute brings back the fun and the immediate hands-on experience of synthesis. When you want things to shake, grab the Sub Osc slider and bring it on. When you want it to sizzle, grab the filter knob and open it up. And when it’s time to unleash the beast, grab the Brute Factor™ knob and turn it loose! It’s that easy.
Sawtooth, Pulse, Triangle waves with unique modifiers. Ultra Saw makes for huge sounds, Metalizer adds complex harmonics to the triangle wave. Sub Osc will rattle the house.
2. Steiner-Parker Multimode Filter:
Beefy filter with Low Pass, High Pass, Band Pass, and Notch modes. Resonance can be pushed into self oscillation.
3. Brute Factor™:
The Brute Factor™ can add subtle drive effects to full blown intermodulation havoc.
4. Two 4 Stage Envelopes:
ADSR Type Envelope generators with a fast/slow mode allow for the sharpest attacks or for extra long release times.
Flexible arpeggiator allows for instant melodic phrases. Syncs to MIDI clock over USB and MIDI In to play in sync with your favorite DAW.
The main modulation LFO supplies 6 waveforms and can run in sync to the Arpeggiator. Bipolar modulation destinations allow for an amazing variety of sonic possibilites. The Vibrato LFO allows for trills and standard vibrato.
7. Performance Controls:
Mod Wheel & Aftertouch destinations, Glide and Pitch Bend amounts can all be set.
8. Keyboard with Aftertouch:
25-note keyboard with velocity and aftertouch. Octave buttons allow a range of 6 octaves.
9. Oscillator Mixer:
Allows for mixing the levels of the suboscillator, the individual waveforms of the main oscillator, the noise generator and the external inputs.