‘SkiniBrute’ Turns Arturia MiniBrute Into A Desktop Synthesizer

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GMUSynth Woodworks has introduced ‘SkiniBrute‘ – a wood panel conversion kit that turns the Arturia MiniBrute keyboard into a desktop synth module.

The SkiniBrute mod holds the synth’s panel at an 11.25° angle, providing clear and easy access to the controls. The case’s side panels are modeled after the original MiniBrute design, including the multidimensional slopes and bevels.  Continue reading

Arturia iSpark A Powerful iPad Drum Machine, Compatible With Spark 2

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Arturia has released iSpark for iPad – an iPad version of its Spark virtual drum machine.

iSpark is designed to let you play drum patterns in-real time and to tweak your sound on-the-fly. It also integrates a powerful and flexible 64-step sequencer.

iSpark combines Arturia’s TAE technology with with a modular engine and multi-layered samples – so it can do drum and percussion sounds – but also sonic effects and virtual analog synth sounds.

Here’s the official intro video: Continue reading

Arturia MatrixBrute Analog Synthesizer Hands-On Demo

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The Arturia MatrixBrute  Synthesizer is one of the most talked-about new synths introduced at the 2016 NAMM Show.

The MatrixBrute is a programmable monophonic / duophonic analog synthesizer, outfitted with three ‘Brute’ oscillators, Steiner-Parker and ladder filters, three envelope generators, analogue effects and a matrix-style modulation matrix.

Here’s a hands on demo from the Show floor: Continue reading

Arturia KeyStep – A USB MIDI Controller & Polyphonic Step Sequencer

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At the 2016 NAMM Show, Arturia has introduced the KeyStep Controller & Sequencer — a new USB MIDI controller keyboard and polyphonic step sequencer, with CV connectivity.

Here’s the official intro video: Continue reading