Arturia MiniBrute Full-Blast Analog Monophonic Synthesizer

Arturia MiniBrute Analog Monophonic Synthesizer & Korg volca sample Digital Sample Sequencer Kit

Arturia MiniBrute Analog Monophonic Synthesizer & Korg volca sample Digital Sample Sequencer Kit

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Arturia MiniBrute Analog Monophonic Synthesizer & Korg volca sample Digital Sample Sequencer Kit

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  • Analog Synth Music Production Package
  • Arturia MiniBrute Analog Mono Synth
  • Korg volca sample Sample Sequencer

Arturia MiniBrute overview

  • 1Description

The Arturia MiniBrute Analog Monophonic Synthesizer & Korg volca sample Digital Sample Sequencer Kit from B&H comes with everything you need to design your own analog synth sounds and make drum sequences using high-quality digital samples. The kit comes with the Arturia MiniBrute Analog Mono Synth and the Korg volca sample Digital Sample Sequencer.

  • 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 sample - Digital Sample Sequencer

    The volca sample from Korg is a digital sample sequencer that allows for sequencing up to one-hundred samples. The step sequencer is designed for ease of editing and to allow parts to be inserted or removed "on the fly." Sixteen step-keys enter notes while maintaining visual confirmation of the timing of the notes in a measure. A performance can be recorded in real time. Up to ten of the sequence patterns created can be stored in internal memory.

    The motion sequence function records any time-varying changes made to the sound using the knob movements. An active step function allows for skipping steps during the sequence, and the step jump function instantly plays just the key-pressed step. A swing function adjusts the swing playback position, generating the distinctive groove of dance music styles.

    A frequency isolator applies changes to the sound by boosting or cutting the low/high ranges with the isolator implemented as an analog circuit. The built-in reverb effect can be switched on/off for each part, and it is possible to save up to six song patterns, each combining up to sixteen sequences. Additional samples can be loaded using the volca sample's dedicated iOS app (the internal sounds are overwritten).

    Intuitive sequencer with improvisation potential
    Motion sequencer records and plays back up to eleven parameters
    Active Step and Step Jump functions allow for inserting or removing steps
    Swing function for generating grooves
    Sculpt samples with the Analog Isolator
    Reverb effect
    Reverse function plays sampled sounds backwards
    MIDI In for sample trigger, sync and parameter changes from any MIDI device
    Synchronized playback with other volca units, electribe, or DAW
    Record, manage, and download samples from volca sample's dedicated iOS app
    Create custom tools with the Korg SYRO library included in the SDK
    Compact size, battery-powered operation, and built-in speaker
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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 sample - Digital Sample Sequencer
    Keyboard Multi touch
    Sampler Type
    PCM
    Maximum Polyphony
    8
    Number of Samples
    100 (user over writable)
    Memory Size for Sample
    4 MB, maximum 65 seconds
    Sampling Frequency
    31.25 kHz, 16-bit
    Edit
    Sample (start point, length, hi-cut), pitch (speed, EG int, attack, decay), amp (level, pan, attack, decay), reverse on/off
    Effects Digital Reverb
    On/off, mix
    Analog Isolator
    Bass, treble
    Sequencer Number of Parts
    10
    Number of Steps
    16
    Number of Recording Patterns
    10
    Control
    Motion sequence, active step, step jump, swing
    Songs Maximum Number of Sequence
    16
    Number of Recording Songs
    6
    Connectors Audio Output
    1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm ) TRS stereo mini
    Sync
    1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm ) TS mono mini Sync In (20V maximum input level)
    1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm ) TS mono mini Sync Out (5V maximum output level)
    MIDI
    1 x 5-pin DIN MIDI IN
    Power Requirements 6 x AA alkaline or 6 x AA nickel hydride batteries
    9V DC power adapter (optional)
    Battery Life Approximately 10 hours using alkaline batteries
    Dimensions (WxDxH) 7.6 x 4.5 x 1.8" (193 x 115 x 45 mm)
    Weight 13.1 oz (372 g)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.472 x 5.984 x 2.756"

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