This video, via Uniquesquared, takes a look at the Arturia MiniBrute synthesizer.
The MiniBrute was one of most popular introductions from last year’s NAMM Show, packing a huge number of features into a one-oscillator analog monosynth. With a street price around US $500, the MiniBrute’s biggest limitation seems to be availability.
Sunday Synth Jam: This video captures an Berlin School style ambient improvisation that explores the mellow side of the Arturia MiniBrute. Continue reading
AfroDJMac has introduced The Mega Brute Collection for Ableton Live – a commercial collection of 50 instrument racks, made from samples of the Arturia MiniBrute.
Here’s what he’s got to say about the collection:
The idea behind the Mega Brute Collection is to expand the capabilities of the hardware synth while using its rich analog sound. The Ableton instruments add many diverse effects and polyphony, allowing for the entire range of sounds from basses, leads, to pads and rhythmic arpeggiated patches. The download comes with a 4 song instrumental EP I’ve created, using only instruments and effects from the Mega Brute Collection. I’ve also included the Ableton Live Project files the EP was created in, to give an inside look as to how these instruments can be used in a production.
Sunday Synth Jam: Via UncertainMusicCorps:, a synth jam that features the less aggressive side of the Arturia MiniBrute:
First trip out for a new arrival. Lots of things on YouTube show how aggressive the MiniBrute can be. It can also be very, very pretty if you ask it nicely.
Tenori-on sequencing Tinysizer and providing a simple beat for processing via the Monotron.
Normal service will be resumed shortly once I get rid of the Dusseldorf vibe that’s been bothering me recently.
This by Jacobo Abreo is a promo video for the new Arturia MiniBrute, but it’s also an impressive double MiniBrute synth jam:
French-Colombian composer Jacobo Abreo impressed us with his video showcasing two MiniBrutes in action.
From synthetic drums to heavy basslines and bright leads, Jacobo delivers an impressive panorama of the MiniBrute’s palette in a stunning performance.
Check it out and let us know what you think!
Arturia reports that MiniBrute synthesizer production has ramped up and that they are now shipping in Europe:
Dear friends and musicians,
The situation related to the supply of MiniBrute units is nearly solved!
We have now shipped larger batches of products to the USA, Japan and Australia. Pretty much every dealer has received units by now. Two weeks ago, more units were delivered to European stores. This was limited supply but more products were sent last Friday so more are on the way.
Our move to a new plant was done successfully, and even though it stopped production for a few weeks, we are confident that we will be able to deliver units to the stores on a regular basis.
We want to thank you for your understanding and patience.
The Arturia team
If you’ve been waiting to get a MiniBrute, let us know where you are and when you expect to get your synth!
Source visited Portishead’s Adrian Utley in his home studio to get his reactions to the Arturia MiniBrute analog synth. While there, they also captured this tour of Utley’s studio and demos of his enviable collection of vintage synthesizers.
Adrian Utley of Portishead offers his thoughts on the new Arturia MiniBrute synthesizer.