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

MiniBrute Drums For Ableton Live

AfroDJMac has another free Live Pack, MiniBrute Drums For Ableton Live:

These drums were created from samples of the Arturia MiniBrute. First I made a bunch of Ableton Live Instruments (available in my MegaBrute Collection), tweaked and twisted those instruments into drum sounds, and resampled the output of those sounds into Ableton Drum Racks.

It’s a cool example of how you can take instruments and resample them into something totally new. The result is 24 different drum sounds with effects such as parallel compression, lo pass filter, and gated reverb.

I think they have a unique sound and character all their own.

Download the Live Pack at the AfroDJMac site.

Arturia MiniBrute Now Shipping In Europe

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!

Arturia MiniBrute Synthesizer Demonstration

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This video, via DV247TV, takes a look at the new Arturia MiniBrute analog synthesizer.

The MiniBrute features a multimode Steiner-Parker filter, VCO with waveform mixer, arpeggiatior, MIDI, CV, USB connectivity and a 100% analogue signal path. Arturia also introduces some new features such as the Metalizer and Brute Factor to further add some shape to your sound.

Arturia MiniBrute Synthesizer Review

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The new Arturia Minibrute synthesizer is the subject of this video review, via sonicstate. Nick gives the Minibrute the full workout and calls it ‘a winner’.

For more info, see Marc Doty’s video intro to the Minibrute synthesizer and details at the Arturia site.

The Minibrute is available now for $549/£429.

If you’ve tried the Arturia Minibrute, let us know what you think of it!