DrumBrute Jam Demonstrates Why Individual Voice Outputs Are Awesome

This video, via kAbLe HeAd, demonstrates why individual voice outputs on drum machines and multi-timbral synths are so useful.

In the video, each individual output of the Arturia DrumBrute analog drum machine is connected to a different effect pedal, so that each sound can be treated in a unique way. 

Technical Details:

Kick 1 – WMD Geiger Counter
Kick 2 – Electro-Harmonix Black Finger
Snare – Boss CS-3
Clap – Digitech Supernatural
Hihats – Electro-Harmonix Neo Mistress
Rim – Boss DD-7
Hi Tom – Electro-Harmonix Holy Grail
Lo Tom – Electro-Harmonix Memory Boy
Cymbal – Boss AW-3
Maracas – Mid-Fi Electronics Pitch Pirate
Zap – Red Panda Particle
Aux send – Hardwire RV-7

There is another reverb pedal under the table which is connected to the aux send of the mixer.

13 thoughts on “DrumBrute Jam Demonstrates Why Individual Voice Outputs Are Awesome

  1. This is a good demo, but in real life studio time, will anybody be doing this, and how much would it slow down workflow ?
    also… why can’t anybody do an analogue drum demo with a four on the floor kick ?

    1. hmm, I think it would definitely take a while to get all the sounds dialed in, but I’d say it could be worth it just for the uniqueness of the sounds that set one drumbrute owner’s sound from another.

  2. If you want to use your studiotime to record a performance (which this is) then i think this is the right workflow. If you just want to record the kick and the snare, then by all means sequence in your daw. This is about something else though. This is about performance, about playing all thats in front of you like an instrument.

  3. idk I and others use individual outs and even effects pedals in the studio all the time, its 101 level recording stuff. its pretty amateur to not use individual outs actually. Ive been testing the drumbrute for a few weeks. I haven’t decided if it will make the team(my team is pretty stocked with all stars, lol). some great features and price point but there is some things about the sequencer that i dont like at all. Its a lot cooler if you are into just step sequencing but playing in parts leaves a lot to be desired. also the whole i have to use a computer and app to access midi channel and notes is weird and annoying in the middle of a session.

  4. Ok bla bla bla bla…..software does the job..bla bla bla….too much boxes…bla bla bla.
    Hell Yeah!!! I liked it! More of this!!!!

    1. I used to do this in the 90s. This is so retro. I’m sure ppl already did this in the 80s.
      Let’s say each of the fx is only 100€.
      Well you just spend what 1200€ to pimp a 500€ box.
      And you need a big mixer again …
      This is more than inefficient.

      1. Now let’s talk about the “performance” with the fx.
        All he is doing is tweaking the distortion and the delay, the rest is static. 😉

          1. LOL, you don’t understand a thing I am saying.
            Try to play your games with the other kids.
            I am sure you will find someone who will act on your bs as you expect. &_&

  5. To anyone who can / does wrap their head around a Modular rig or even just the concept of a modular rig this is not rocket science (i.e.: is a digestible amount of patching and configuring etc).

    As for the how-much-is-he-tweaking-live-tho question: that might not be the point: when I look at this video and a set up like this all I can think is how gorgeously Personal the end-results will be.

    While a setup like this may score low in terms of efficiency and convenience it’s almost off the charts in terms of leading to Original results – and in a world of ubiquitous software (and do some degree hardware) That is arguably priceless. It just depends on what you value most when making music in the first place.

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