Aturia MiniBrute analog synthesizer revealed

Jan 25, 2012

There's a brand new Arturia synthesizer in town, and with it's relatively small form factor and utterly gigantic amount of features built-in, it'll be near impossible for those in the industry in a position to want one not to need one. This little beast is small enough to fit in your backpack, has enough dials and switches to satisfy event the most insane tweaker of beats, and will ring in at $549 when the time comes. Have a peek at not one, but two videos on the device as well as the massive amount of features it's got in one big list.

What Arturia is bringing to the table here is a still completely pure analog machine that brings multi-wave oscillations with a "huge sounding" classic multi-mode filter. You can use this in your home or on the stage just as mightily, modulation being the key to your ultimate blast of sound and energy. You've got connectivity along USB, MIDI, and CV, and all of it's inside a cool metal enclosure for the full package effect. Have a peek at the first intense ad spot here:

Then have a peek at the massive amount of features they're listing on this device, again small enough to fit in your rucksack for quick movements:

•Monophonic synthesizer
•100 Percent analog audio signal path
•Steiner-Parker 2-pole Multimode Filter (Low Pass, Band Pass, High Pass, and Notch)
•Voltage Controlled Oscillator with Sub-Osc (Square, Sine, -1 and -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 and 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
•Full Function Arpeggiator:
•4 Modes of arpeggiation
•4 Octave range control
•6 Step divisions
•6 Swing positions
•Hold function
•Tempo knob
•Tap tempo
•MIDI Sync
•Rugged aluminum enclosure
•12V DC 1A power

Then have a look, again courtesy of Arturia themselves, at the device in-depth with this close-up look at the device. There's currently no release date on this mother, but we can expect it inside 2012 if we're lucky.

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