Amazing Machines has introduced BRUTE VRS, a virtual patch recall app for the Arturia Minibrute synthesizer.
The Minibrute is old-school when it comes to patch memory – you have to write them down and you recall patches by moving all the knobs to the ‘saved’ posiitons.
BRUTE VRS doesn’t automate this, but it lets you create a screen representation of your Minibrute patches and then save them for recall. Here’s what they have to say about it:
Although the BRUTE VRS does not generate any sound on it’s own, special attention to detail has been taken to achieve visual feedback that is as close as possible to the hardware instrument, including the LEDs for Octave Selection, Envelopes, LFO and Arpeggiator Tempo.
The Pitch and Mod Wheels respond to incoming MIDI Data from your MINIBRUTE, while the Envelopes’ LEDs blink, in a similar fashion to the hardware, when notes are played and depending on how the Envelopes are set. The Arpeggiator Tempo can be Synced to your DAW’s Tempo using the Clock Source Switch. This level of detail may sound trivial at first, for a simple Virtual Recall Sheet, but it’s essential to allow the end user to store and load patches fast and easy.
Here’s a demo of BRUTE VRS in action:
- 1 Reaktor Ensemble
- Virtual representation of every single parameter on the hardware instrument
- Virtual representation of all the blinking LEDs, as close as possible to hardware response
- Use software instead of paper to store your patches
Native Instruments’ Reaktor or Reaktor Player, version 5.8 or newer
Pricing and Availability:
BRUTE VRS is available for US $14.99.