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ARTURIA MICROBRUTE MIDI SYNTH KEYBOARD
LOOKS TINY, SOUNDS MASSIVE
MicroBrute is a pure analog sonic powerhouse of a synth. Small in size but loaded with features.
Packed with mixable waveforms, a new sub-oscillator design, the famous Steiner-Parker multimode filter, a super-fast envelope, a syncable LFO, our new step sequencer and a patchable mod matrix, the MicroBrute is a landmark new synth at an incredible price.
The MicroBrute is new but carries the award-winning heritage of its big brother, the MiniBrute.
The MicroBrute was designed to be small but still retain an amazing sound quality. With a 100% pure analog voice path and advanced interconnectability via MIDI, USB, CV/ GATE, this machine is a true powerhouse synthesizer that takes your sound to a new level.
If you’re new to synths, you’re looking at one of the easiest to use and most unique-sounding synthesizers we think money can buy. And if you’re a synth veteran, we think it won’t have escaped your attention that MicroBrute is also a seriously capable semi-modular sequence-able beast. Wait till you hear how it sounds.
No presets, no menus, nothing to get between you and the ability to sculpt your sound live. Not only does MicroBrute give you the means to create, perform and be completely original every time you power up, it does it with astounding sound quality.
Process audio. Sequence analog gear. Give your modular a new LFO and Envelope Generator. Hook up to your DAW and make whole tracks. Hook up to your Drumtracks, open your door, and play a whole gig.
Tiny in size, tiny in price, huge in sound, and vast in potential. We’ve had so much fun with MicroBrute: Now it’s your turn.
A synthesizer is a musical instrument that is meant to be played.
However, playing a synthesizer is more than just playing some notes on a keyboard and recalling someone else’s presets. If that was the goal you could be looking at accordions or going to a department store to buy your keyboard (along with socks, milk and toilet paper)…but you aren’t, because you’re more creative than that.
Sawtooth, Pulse and Triangle waves with unique modifiers. Ultra Saw makes for huge sounds; Metalizer adds complex harmonics to the triangle wave. Sub Osc will rattle the house.
Beefy filter with Low Pass, High Pass and Band Pass modes. Resonance can be pushed into self-oscillation.
Modulate the sound of the MicroBrute by connecting modulation sources and destinations. You can also use it to connect with external gear. With the MicroBrute’s stackable patch cables, you get even more modulation possibilities!
You get 8 sequences with up to 64 steps each to create multiple musical phrases.
ADSR envelope generator allows the sharpest attacks or extra-long release times.
The LFO supplies three waveforms and can run in sync with the Sequencer.
The MicroBrute uses 100% analog VCO’s. Although ours are very stable, you may sometimes need to tune your instrument.
Connect your MicroBrute with your vintage analog gear.
Process audio through MicroBrute; connect it to your favorite devices thanks to its audio input and output as well as MIDI input.
Control MicroBrute from your DAW or use it as a master keyboard.
- Monophonic synthesizer
- 100% Analog audio signal path
- Steiner-Parker 2-pole multimode filter (Low Pass, Band Pass, High Pass)
- Analog Voltage Controlled Oscillator
- Oscillator Mixer (Overtone, Sawtooth, Square, Triangle, audio in [on rear panel])
- ‘Overtone’ sub oscillator/5th generator
- Signal enhancers:
- Pulse Width Modulation
- Ultrasaw generates fat sawtooth waveforms
- Metalizer brings in extreme harmonics
- Brute Factor™ delivers saturation and rich harmonics
- LFO with 3 waveforms (sine, sawtooth, square)
- LFO can freerun or sync to arpeggiator
- ADSR envelope generator
- Keyboard tracking of the VCF cutoff
- Steel bottom panel
- 12V DC 1A power
- MicroBrute synthesizer
- User manual
- Preset sheets
- Power supply
- 2 mini-jack patch cords
Key: 25-note mini-key keyboard
Controls: Mod wheel (assignable to cutoff or LFO amount)
Pitch Wheel: Pitch Wheel (with selectable bend range)
Octave: Selector from -2 to +2 octaves
up to 64 steps per memory
step divisions (via software)
trigger modes (via software)
External Analog Audio Input
1/4” Audio Output
1/4” Headphone Output
CV Inputs: Pitch, Filter, sub-harmonics, pulse width, Metalizer, saw animator
CV Output: pitch, envelope, LFO
Gate source selector (Audio/Hold/Keyboard)
MIDI: In/Out with 5 pin DIN connectors
Size: 12.8 x 8.7 x 2.36 inches (325 x 221 x 60mm)
Weight: 3.86 lbs. (1.750 Kg)