Arturia MiniBrute Full-Blast Analog Monophonic Synthesizer

Arturia MiniBrute Analog Monophonic Synthesizer & Korg Volca Beats Analog Rhythm Machine Kit

Arturia MiniBrute Analog Monophonic Synthesizer & Korg Volca Beats Analog Rhythm Machine Kit

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Arturia MiniBrute Analog Monophonic Synthesizer & Korg Volca Beats Analog Rhythm Machine Kit

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  • Analog Synth Music Production Package
  • Arturia MiniBrute Analog Mono Synth
  • Korg Volca Beats Analog Rhythm Machine

Arturia MiniBrute overview

  • 1Description

The Arturia MiniBrute Analog Monophonic Synthesizer & Korg Volca Beats Analog Rhythm Machine Kit from B&H comes with everything you need to start designing your own high-quality analog sounds and making music. The kit comes with the Arturia MiniBrute Analog Mono Synth and the Korg Volca Beats Analog Rhythm Machine.

  • Arturia MiniBrute Full-Blast Analog Monophonic Synthesizer

    The affordable Arturia MiniBrute Full-Blast Analog Synthesizer is a monophonic synthesizer designed to take you back to the basics of analog synthesis. Its classic 100% analog audio signal path features a voltage controlled oscillator wave mixer. The compact keyboard supports Aftertouch and boasts 25 semi-weighted keys. The MiniBrute is outfitted with several tone-shaping tools including a Steiner-Parker multimode filter, six waveforms and bi-polar modulation destinations, two ADSR envelope generators and a full function arpeggiator. For added durability, it's housed in a rugged aluminum enclosure with vintage synthesizer appeal.

    With its user-friendly control interface, classic aesthetic and potential for endless exploration and tonal tinkering, the MiniBrute definitely encourages creativity. In minutes, you'll be generating your very own tones and sounds. Plus, for added flexibility, the synthesizer is equipped with complete MIDI, CV and USB In/Out connectivity. There's even a 1/4" headphone jack for privacy and a 1/4" audio output for sending the signal to an amplifier or PA system.

    To generate such unique sounds, the MiniBrute uses more than just standard oscillators and envelopes. It supports multiple modes of arpeggiation, octave range control, time divisions, swing and tempo. Plus, Arturia outfitted the MiniBrute with a few truly unique and exclusive components. Brute Factor saturates the signal with rich harmonics and Ultrasaw generates shimmering sawtooth waveforms. Plus, Metalizer creates extreme triangle harmonics.

    Although innovative on the inside, the MiniBrute still evokes that old-school, hands-on synthesizer experience. It still features a 100% analog audio signal path, durable controller knobs, classic faders, a pitch wheel, a modulation wheel and a compact keyboard. The MiniBrute feels like a vintage synthesizer, but its components shape tones and sound in original, innovative ways. This amalgamation of tonal flexibility, vintage appeal, innovative components and simple operation is what makes the MiniBrute suited for both computer MIDI work and classic analog synthesizer use.

    Monophonic synthesizer
    100% analog audio signal path
    Steiner-Parker multimode filter with LP, BP, HP and Notch
    Voltage controlled oscillator with Sub-Osc
    Oscillator mixer with Sub, Sawtooth, Square, Triangle, White Noise and Audio In
    LFO1 with six waveforms and bi-polar modulation destinations
    LFO2 with three vibrato modes
    Brute Factor delivers saturation and rich harmonics
    Ultrasaw generates shimmering sawtooth waveforms
    Metalizer brings extreme triangle harmonics
    Dual ADSR envelope generators
    25-note semi-weighted keyboard with Aftertouch
    Rugged aluminum enclosure
    External analog audio input
    Control Voltage (CV) In/Out controls include Pitch, Gate, Filter and Amp
    MIDI In/Out with 5-Pin DIN connectors
    USB MIDI In/Out connector
    1/4" audio output jack and 1/4" headphone output jack
    Gate Source Selection includes audio input, hold and keyboard
    Arpeggiator features four modes of arpeggiation, four octave range controls, six time divisions and swing control
  • Korg Volca Beats - Analog Rhythm Machine

    The Volca Beats from Korg is an analog rhythm machine featuring powerful drum sounds and an Electribe-style loop sequencer. Additionally, its Sync In and Out ports allow clock sync of multiple instruments from the Volca Series as well as Korg's Monotribe. It also has a MIDI Input for note entry, as well as external sync and control from your DAW. The built-in speaker and optional battery power allow you to take the Volca Beats anywhere.

    The Volca Beats' real analog drum sounds were created with reference to classic rhythm machines. The user interface features individual knobs for each of six analog parameters. The PCM sound engine further expands the possibilities.

    The Electribe-style 16-step sequencer features eight memory patches. Its Stutter function generates repeated triggers that dramatically change the sequence. The Active Step function generates new bass lines by removing or inserting steps. The Step Jump function instantly plays only the step you're pressing.

    Sync In and Out
    Using the sync jack, you can synchronize playback with multiple Volcas or with a Monotribe. You can also use the "SyncKontrol" iPhone app to wirelessly control tap tempo, swing settings, and synchronized playback with iOS music apps via WIST.
    MIDI Input
    The MIDI Input connector allows you to synchronize Volca Beats with other devices, as well as play it from any MIDI keyboard. You can also send note messages from your DAW and use the Volca as an analog sound module.
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  • 1Description
  • Arturia MiniBrute Full-Blast Analog Monophonic Synthesizer
    Synthesizer Type Monophonic
    Analog Audio Signal Path 100%
    Multimode Filter Steiner-Parker 2-Pole Low Pass
    Steiner-Parker 2-Pole Band Pass
    Steiner-Parker 2-Pole High Pass
    Steiner-Parker 2-Pole Notch
    Oscillator Type Voltage Controlled Oscillator with Sub-Osc (Square, Sine, -1 & -2 oct)
    Oscillator Mixer Yes (Sub, Sawtooth, Square, Triangle, White Noise, Audio In)
    Signal Enhancers Pulse Width Modulation
    Ultrasaw (generating shimmering sawtooth waveforms)
    Metalizer (bringing extreme triangle harmonics)
    Brute Factor (delivering saturation and rich harmonics)
    LFO1 Waveforms: Sine, Triangle, Sawtooth, Square, Random Square, Random Sine
    Bi-Polar Modulation Destinations (PWM, Metalize, Pitch, Filter, Amplifier)
    Clock syncable to arpeggiator (arpeggiator or free)
    LFO2 Selectable Rate
    Trill Up Vibrato
    Trill Down Vibrato
    Sine Vibrato
    Envelope Generators ADSR Envelope Generators x 2 (selectable slow/fast speed from 1ms to 10sec or more)
    Keyboard Tracking Yes (on the VCF Cutoff)
    Keyboard Type 25-note semi-weighted keyboard
    Aftertouch Yes (assignable to Cutoff/Vibrato amount)
    Mod Wheel Yes (assignable to Cutoff/Vibrato/LFO Amount)
    Pitch Wheel Yes (with selectable bend range)
    Octave Selector Yes (-2 to +2 octaves)
    External Analog Audio Input Yes
    CV In/Out Controls Pitch
    Filter
    Amp
    MIDI Input Yes (5-pin DIN connector)
    MIDI Output Yes (5-pin DIN connector)
    USB MIDI Input Yes
    USB MIDI Output Yes
    CV Gate Source Selector Audio
    Hold
    Keyboard
    Audio Output 1/4" (6.35mm) audio jack x 1
    Headphone Output 1/4" (6.35mm) headphone jack x 1
    Full Function Arpeggiator Arpeggiation Modes x 4
    Octave Range Controls x 4
    Step Divisions x 6
    Swing Positions x 6
    Hold Function x 1
    Tempo Knob Yes
    Tap Tempo Yes
    MIDI Sync Yes
    Enclosure Rugged Aluminum Enclosure
    Power Supply 12V DC / 1A (power)
    Dimensions (WxDxH) 15.35 x 2.76 x 12.79" (39.0 x 7.0 x 32.5cm)
    Weight 8.8 lb (4.0 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 18.3 x 15.3 x 4.5"
  • Korg Volca Beats - Analog Rhythm Machine
    Keyboard Type:
    Multi touch trigger pad / step key
    Synthesizer Type:
    Analog synthesis (Kick, Snare, Hi Tom, Lo Tom, Closed Hi Hat/Open Hi Hat)
    PCM synthesis (Clap, Claves, Agogo, Crash)

    Kick:
    Click, Pitch, Decay, Part Level

    Snare:
    Snappy, Pitch, Decay, Part Level

    Tom:
    Hi Pitch, Lo Pitch, Decay, Part Level

    Hi Hat:
    Closed Decay, Open Decay, Grain, Part Level

    PCM:
    PCM Speed, Part Level
    Sequencer Number of Parts:
    10

    Number of Steps:
    16

    Number of Recording Patterns:
    8
    Connectors Audio Output:
    1 x 1/8" (3.5mm) TRS stereo - headphone output

    Sync:
    1 x 1/8" (3.5mm) TS mono - Sync In
    Maximum input level: 20V

    1 x 1/8" (3.5mm) TS mono - Sync Out
    Maximum output level: 5V

    MIDI:
    1 x 5-pin DIN - MIDI input
    Power Supply 6 x AA alkaline or NiMH batteries
    KA-350 AC adapter (sold separately)
    Battery Life Approximately 10 hours (using alkaline batteries)
    Dimensions (W x D x H) 7.61 x 4.54 x 1.81" (193 x 115 x 46 mm)
    Weight 0.83 lb (377 g)
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    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.4 x 5.9 x 2.0"

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