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Arturia Drumbrute

Pure Analog Beats (2016)


"Affordable French analog drum machine with modern features. Later a compact version has been released as Drumbrute Impact"


OVERVIEW Plastic case with cheap feeling, 12 responsive finger-drumming pads and a simple numeric display.  All percussive sounds are organized in logical manner with own sonic control.

- switch power
- PUS input 12VDC with positve center
- USB port
- Analog clock I/O
-  12 Individual outs (mini jack)
- main mix out
- Headphone with both jack and minijack with level pot

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SOUND The Arturia DrumBrute offers 17 different drum sounds each with MUTE/ SOLO option: kick 1, kick 2, snare, clap, hi-hat 1, hi-hat 2, conga hi, conga lo, tom hi, tom lo, maracas, rimshot, clave, tambourine, cymbal, reverse cymbal, and zap. 
Each instruments have different sonic parameters, let's have a quick glance:

Kick 1. Level, Pitch, Decay, Impact, Sweep. Individual analog output
Kick 2. Level, Pitch, Decay. Individual analog output
Snare. Level, Snap Level, Snap Decay, Snap Tone, Drum Tone. Individual analog output
Clap. Level, Tone, Decay. Individual analog outputta.
Rim/Claves. Level, Rim Tone, selettore timbrico Type. Shared channel
Closed Hat. Level, Pitch, Decay. Shared channel
Open Hat. Level, Pitch Decay. Shared channel
Tom Hi/Conga Hi. Level, Pich, selettore timbrico Type.Shared channel
Tom Lo/Conga Lo. Level, Pitch, selettore timbrico Type. Shared channel
Cymbal/Reverse Cymbal. Level, Tone, Decay, selettore timbrico Type. Shared channel
Maracas/Tamb. Level, Tamb Decay, selettore timbrico Type.Shared channel
Zap. Level, Pitch, Decay.  Individual analog output

FILTER typical arturia braned "Steiner Parker" LPF and HPF with resonance. It can be bypassed.

SEQUENCER 16-step/bar, 4-bar per pattern and 16 patterns per song. it's a 16-step model XOX with accent, anyway you can lighting move each instruments out of the grid (50% value) forward or backward (individual swing) or even random some patterns. It is also possible to use famous ratchet or dive into polythythm, each track can have individual lenght.

SYNC  internal, midi, usb, or external analog pulses.

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Arturia Drumbrute Specs

Main Features

  • 17 pure analog drum sounds
    • Kick 1, kick 2, snare, clap, hi-hat 1, hi-hat 2, conga hi, conga low, tom hi, tom low, maracas, rimshot, clave, tambourine, cymbal, reverse cymbal, zap.
    • 2 different flavors of kick drums
  • 64 patterns with up to 64 steps each
  • Separate accent per drum
  • Song mode for chaining patterns
  • Pattern effects
    • Swing that can be global or per instrument
    • Randomness per instrument for generating variations.
    • Pattern Looper for beat repeat functions
  • Steiner Parker output filter with bypass
  • Multiple sync options
    • Internal
    • MIDI
      • Clock
      • 1PPS, 2PPQ, DIN24, DIN48
    • USB MIDI interface
    • Mix audio output (unbalanced 1/4" jack)
    • Individual audio outputs (unbalanced 3.5mm jacks)
    • Headphone output with both 3.5mm and 1/4” jacks
    • Create polyrhythms
      • Each drum track can be a separate length.

      Size & weight

      • Instrument size : 16.46 x 10.87 x 1.58 inches (418 x 276 x 40mm)
      • Instrument weight : 5.69 lbs. (2.58 Kg)

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