Arturia MicroBrute Analog Synthesizer
Looks tiny, sounds massive!
Arturia MicroBrute is the tiny analog synth with vast possibilities. MicroBrute puts all the essential building blocks of an analog classic into a package that’s pure hands-on fun. If you're new to synths, you're looking at one of the easiest to use and most unique-sounding synthesizers money can buy. And if you're a synth veteran, it won't have escaped your attention that MicroBrute is also a seriously capable semi-modular sequence-able beast. Wait until you hear how it sounds!
Rip woofers from their housings with bass. Spend years coaxing different pads, leads, effects, wave-folded growls, vintage tones, modern tones, punchy drum kits and glittering sequences. Process audio. Sequence analog gear. Give your modular rig a new LFO and envelope generator. Hook up to your DAW and make whole tracks. MicroBrute is tiny in size, tiny in price, huge in sound, and vast in potential.
The voice path on MicroBrute is 100% analog. This makes for superior sound quality and warmth. The MicroBrute will inspire your tracks. The purity of signal allows it to sit in the mix well.
Vintage sound with modern connectivity
MicroBrute allows you to connect to vintage gear via standard 1V per octave CV/ gate. The MIDI in jack makes MicroBrute the perfect sound module expansion for a MIDI rig. The USB/MIDI interface will allow MicroBrute to connect with your favorite software applications.
This combination of interfaces makes MicroBrute a great companion to a monolithic modular system, a classic MIDI equipped keyboard or a modern laptop.
The oscillator is the heart of MicroBrute and it does not disappoint, featuring three waveforms that are mixable. This allows you to shape the sound in limitless ways not found on any other synths. Along with the saw, triangle and square waves, MicroBrute features waveshapers that modify and animate the sound to create an even wider palette of sonic possibilities. The overtone oscillator will generate additional harmonic content, ranging from one octave down to a fifth above the base oscillator pitch. Never has a single-oscillator synth sounded so big.
The Steiner-Parker filter helps to give MicroBrute its unique sound. This filter design was first used on the classic Synthacon synthesizer in the 1970s. With low pass, band pass and high pass modes, you will not find more filter personalities from any other synth at this price — or even on many synths at three or four times this price!
MicroBrute's step sequencer is a source of endless inspiration. You can step-input notes and rests, creating rhythmic patterns that you can playback and switch among. Transpose your sequences up and down using the keyboard and you will have a new composing tool that will open up fresh ideas.
The mod matrix is a patchable system of modulation routing. This flexible scheme not only gives you new ways to create your own sounds, but also allows for excellent interfacing with other CV-capable synths.
|Included from Manufacturer||Power supply
|Number of Keys||25|
|Key Action||Synth action mini keys
Sends velocity only as USB controller
|Voices of Polyphony||Monophonic: 1 voltage-controlled oscillator with overtone and sub-oscillator|
|Oscillators per Voice||1 plus Sub|
|USB Port (to Host)||MIDI, System Updates|
|Audio Inputs||1/4" external audio input|
|Audio Outputs||1/4" main output|
|Control Connections||(6) Mod matrix 1/8" CV inputs: Metal, Saw, Pitch, Filter, Sub, PWM
(2) Mod matrix 1/8" CV outputs: Env, LFO
Rear panel 1/8" gate input and output
|Onboard Controllers||Pitch wheel
Mod wheel (assignable to cutoff or LFO amount)
|Product Weight||3.85 lb|
|Unique Features||100% analog audio signal path
Oscillator wave mixer
Steiner-Parker multimode filter
Brute Factor, Ultrasaw, and Metalizer controls
Arturia Hardware Warranty
Arturia hardware warranty is one year parts & labor, except for issues caused by the customer, such as mechanical/electrical damage, that are non-warranty.
All warranty repairs/exchanges are handled through the new Arturia Service Center in Bellingham, WA.
For warranty service, an RA# must first be obtained from Arturia.
Arturia will pay for return shipping of the repaired/exchanged product to the store/customer.
Arturia Service may charge a fee (restocking or return to dealer fee) for products that are received with 'no problem found' (returned to Arturia without being tested prior).