Arturia Microbrute

Analog Synthesizer (2014)

A more portable version of previous  Minibrute monosynth with some differences and an handy modular patchbay


OVERVIEW  It features 25 mini keys with no velocity (no display neither)
. Two pitch and mod wheels

Terminal connectors (front)
    CV Inputs: Pitch, Filter, Sub-mod, Pulse, Saw animator, metalizer, gate in.
    CV outputs: Pitch, Gate, Env, LFO


OSCILLATORS single analog oscillator, is capable of generating saw, square (with variable width) and triangle wave shapes (can be mixed) . It also allows you to add a -1 octave sub square wave into your sound, and an "overtone" control for adding harmonics. Oscillator features Ultrasaw for alterating the sawtooth waveforms, and  Metalizer for changing harmonics.

ENVELOPE classic 4 stages EG Attack, decay, sustain and release (ADSR) 

LFO single low-frequency oscillator (LFO) with switchable square, saw and sinewave shape and an adjustable rate. Internal routing is set to oscillator pitch, but it can be re-routed also by the CV patchbay

FILTER  Arturia so-called "Steiner-Parker" dlow pass, band pass and high pass modes. The "Brute Factor" control for adding saturation and enhancing low end, but it always same a bit the same ihmo.

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MATRIX  Mod matrix allows you to reroute default destinations of the LFO and ADSR controls using the two included mini-jack patch cords

SEQUENCER 64-step sequencer that allows you to input notes . You can store up to different 8 patterns and the sequences can be backed up to your computer ONLY using the included editor software 8 (no sysex/ external media)

Broken keys microbrute. Not best costruction IHMO

Arturia Microbrute Specifications

Average price: 150€
    Monophonic synthesizer
    Steiner-Parker Multimode Filter (LP, BP, HP)
    Voltage Controlled Oscillator with new Overtone Sub-Osc
    Oscillator Mixer (Sub, Sawtooth, Square, Triangle)
    LFO with 3 waveforms and destination attenuator
    Brute Factor delivering saturation and rich harmonics
    Ultrasaw generating shimmering sawtooth waveforms
    Metalizer bringing extreme triangle harmonics
    Fast Envelope Generator
    25 note mini Keyboard
    External Analog Audio Input (level pot on rear)
    CV Inputs: Pitch, Filter, Sub-mod, Pulse, Saw animator, metalizer, gate in.
    CV outputs: Pitch, Gate, Env, LFO
    MIDI Inwith 5-Pin DIN connector
    USB MIDI In/Out
    1/4″ Audio Output and 1/8″ Headphone Output
    Free Editor Software
    Step Sequencer:
        8 sequences stored on power down
        Rate control
        Sync to MIDI clock
        Multiple modes (via software editor)
    Tap tempo/rest insert

Filter Steiner-Parker 2-pole multi-mode filter (low pass, band pass, high pass)
Brute factor control
Oscillator Type Analog voltage controlled oscillator
Oscillator Mixer Overtone sub/5th generator, sawtooth, square, triangle, audio in (on rear panel)
Oscillation Mode Pulse width modulation, Ultrasaw, Metalizer
LFO LFO with 3 waveforms (sine, sawtooth, square), clock syncable to arpeggiator (arpeg, or free)
Envelope Control ADSR envelope generator
Keyboard Tracking Yes, on VCF cutoff
Mod Wheel Yes, assignable to cutoff, or LFO amount
Pitch Wheel Yes, with selectable bend range via software
Octave Selector Yes, from -2 to +2 octaves
Analog Audio Input 1/4" analog audio input
Analog Audio Output 1/4" audio output
1/8" headphone output
CV In/Out Controls CV in jacks: pitch, filter, sub-harmonics, pulse width, metalizer, saw animator
CV out jacks: pitch, envelope, LFO
MIDI MIDI in with 5-pin DIN connector
USB MIDI in/out
Sequencer 8 memories
Up to 64 steps per memory
Tap tempo
Rate control
Step divisions (via software)
Trigger modes (via software)
MIDI Sync Yes
Construction Steel bottom panel
Power 12V DC 1A power supply
Dimensions 12.8 x 8.7 x 2.4" (325 x 221 x 60 mm)
Weight 3.86 (1.75 kg)

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