Arturia has announced the DrumBrute, a 100% analog drum machine and sequencer that they say is designed “with performance and in-depth sound editing at its heart.”
It offers 17 distinct, fully analog drum and percussion instruments, an intuitive sequencer, comprehensive connectivity, a two-mode Steiner-Parker filter, and dynamic performance controls.
Here’s the official intro video:
DrumBrute Audio Demos:
In addition to the 17 analog drum instruments, the DrumBrute offers a 64-step drum sequencer with song mode; polyrhythmic capabilities; step-repeat glitch effects; sequence looping and more.
It can also act a hub for various gear, as its connectivity allows you to output different sections of your mix separately, and connect to all your existing studio & performance gear with USB, MIDI, and Clock I/O.
- Analog: DrumBrute features 17 fully-analog drum and percussion instruments, including two kicks, snare, clap, open and closed hats, high and low toms and conga, maracas, rimshot, clave, tambourine, zap, cymbal, and even a reverse cymbal.
- Synth features: the main output contains Arturia’s two-mode Steiner-Parker filter, allowing the user to add dynamic frequency sweeps and bass drops. In addition, every drum sound has multiple parameters that can be tweaked to customize your kit.
- Easy to use, quick to learn: each one of the DrumBrute’s 64 sequences can contain up to 64 steps, and can be chained together in a song mode.
- No menus: every feature has its own dedicated button, knob, or pad.
- In-depth editing: DrumBrute offers Swing, Randomness, Step Repeat, Roller and Looper functions, and you can accent particular drum hits to add punch.
- Plays well with others: DrumBrute will work with modular, synth, and sequencing gear with its extensive connectivity and sync options, including MIDI, Clock, 1PPS, 2PPQ, DIN24, and DIN48.
- Amazing in the studio: DrumBrute features dedicated audio outputs for each instrument channel, expanding your options for external processing and multitrack recording; 3.5mm and ¼” headphone outputs; and it can act as a fully-fledged MIDI interface to control your DAW.
Pricing and Availability
DrumBrute will be available November 17 for 449€ / $499. More information is available at the Arturia website.