Arturia MicroBrute – Pure Analog Monophonic Synthesizer

Here’s another look at the new Arturia Microbrute synthesizer.

In the video, Alex from SonicSenseProAudio demos the new Arturia MicroBrute analog synthesizer.

See our post on the official announcement for MicroBrute specs and pricing.

If you’ve used the Arturia MicroBrute, leave a comment and let us know what you think of it!

10 thoughts on “Arturia MicroBrute – Pure Analog Monophonic Synthesizer

  1. I dont think this demo sells it well to be honest, quite an unrefined and very basic tone to the sounds. I’m hoping the synth can sound better than this.

    1. Same here ProaudioStar had quite bait in stock, can’t wait either. Tomorrow for me, in for a fun weekend. I meant to post the same link, i think arturia should post that vid in their website, it would increase sales as that’s what sold me on it.

  2. “I’m hoping the synth can sound better than this.”
    SPOILER ALERT: it probably can’t. 🙂

    …but it’s analog AND inexpensive so all is forgiven, right? right??? 🙂

    1. Yes, I agree, it has to be bought.

      However I’m thinking my CS01 still beats it for sound! Might just have to get some midi into it…

      1. hi! I have also a cs01 and a microbrute. But the microbrute has a lot more functions. The stepsequencer and routing matrix are very nice. I have to admit that the basstation 2 has more to offer and it isnt much more expensive.

  3. Don’t buy Arturia products on the first round of manufacturing!! I love their products, but they always breakdown on me. I got one of the first minibrutes and it died almost to the day a year later.

  4. Yes, I like it. No, I don’t work for Arturia.

    I have one, and for the money, it’s hard to beat. The mod matrix opens up some nice possibilities, especially if you get an adapter for more routing options, like routing the LFO to filter AND pulse width, for example. This thing will also work with vintage gear, and via USB with your DAW. It also has an audio in to run other sources through the filter. The sequencer is very useful for creating some nice melodic lines of up to 64 steps, and hopefully the software will be decent for it (not released yet). I found myself endlessly noodling about with the sequencer while adjusting parameters. The true strength of the Microbrute, and the Minibrute, is the VERY well designed interface. There is no menu diving–just go.

    I can’t say much negative, not for $300. The keys are small, but proportioned right. However, they feel kind of icky, but it’s amazing to have keys at all on a synth this inexpensive, and you can easily hook it up to a larger keyboard via midi. They could have made it a module, really, so I view the keys as a bonus, and they are fine for most tasks. Build wise, it’s solid (though not as solid as the mini), although the switches could be better, but they are decent enough, and again…$300!

    If you are starting out, and you want to learn synthesis, this is the ultimate starting point. Seriously.

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