Five Arturia MiniBrute & MicroBrute Mods That Will Totally Void Your Warranty

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French synth guru Yves Usson, above, knows his way around the insides of the MiniBrute and MicroBrute synthesizers – he collaborated with Arturia to design them.

He’s shared a series of mods and hacks for the MiniBrute and MicroBrute at his site. He notes that making any of these mods to your synth ‘will immediately void its warranty.’ So consider yourself warned. Continue reading

Arturia Intros KeyLab Black Edition Controllers

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Arturia has introduced new versions of its KeyLab controller/software bundles, the KeyLab 49 Black Edition and the KeyLab 61 Black Edition.

The new versions offer updated styling and an expanded software package, including:

  • Solina V string machine;
  • Prophet V synthesizer; and
  • UVI Grand Piano Model D.

Here’s the official intro video: Continue reading

Arturia BeatStep Pro In-Depth Hands-On Demos

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Arturia has released a series of videos, embedded below, that offer a hands-on look at getting started with their new BeatStep Pro step sequencer and MIDI controller.

In the video below, Glen Darcey, Arturia VP Product Management, takes you through the drum sequencer of the BeatStep Pro: Continue reading

MIDIBrute Lets You Control MiniBrute, MicroBrute From iOS

midibrute-wideKai Aras has introduced MIDIBrute – an unofficial iOS companion app for the Arturia MiniBrute and MicroBrute synthesizers.

MIDIBrute lets you configure your keyboard’s software-only features from an iOS device.

According to the developer, MIDIBrute is especially useful when using an iOS Device together with your music equipment without a Mac or PC on hand, to quickly change your Arturia Brute synthesizer’s settings. Continue reading

Arturia BeatStep Pro In-Depth Demos

Here are a pair of in-depth demos with the new Arturia BeatStep Pro sequencer, which is now shipping.

The first video, above, features Alex Anderson from WMD demonstrating how the BeatStep Pro an be used with CV/Gate to control analog gear.  Continue reading

Arturia BeatStep Pro Now Available

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Arturia has announced that the BeatStep Pro – the company’s new flagship hardware step sequencer – is now shipping.

The BeatStep Pro has been designed to let you work with MIDI-, USB-, CV/Gate-, or DIN Sync-equipped gear.

Here’s a new video, demonstrating the BeatStep Pro being used to sequence 10 synths at the same time: Continue reading

Arturia Beatstep Pro Hands-On Demo

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At the 2015 NAMM Show, Arturia introduced the BeatStep Pro — a flagship MIDI controller and step sequencer that they call ‘a sequencing powerhouse’.

The BeatStep Pro has been designed to let you work with MIDI, USB, CV/Gate, or DIN Sync-equipped gear.

Here’s a hand-on overview of the new Beatstep Pro: Continue reading