Arturia MiniBrute 2 Semi-Modular Monophonic Analog Synthesizer with 48-Point Patchbay

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Arturia MiniBrute 2 Semi-Modular Monophonic Analog Synthesizer with 48-Point Patchbay
Key Features
  • Two VCOs with Waveform Mixing
  • 48-Point Patchbay - Eurorack Compatible
  • Classic Steiner-Parker Multimode Filter
  • Brute Factor, Metalizer & UltraSaw Tools
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Building upon the success of the original Minibrute, the Arturia MiniBrute 2 is a semi-modular monophonic analog synthesizer with a 48-point patchbay and full Eurorack compatibility. Updated features include a second VCO, a second LFO, and VCO and filter frequency modulation possibilities, as well as modifier-related modulation destinations and a loopable AD envelope.
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Arturia MiniBrute 2 Overview

Building upon the success of the original Minibrute, the Arturia MiniBrute 2 is a semi-modular monophonic analog synthesizer with a 48-point patchbay and full Eurorack compatibility. Updated features include a second VCO, a second LFO, and VCO and filter frequency modulation possibilities, as well as modifier-related modulation destinations and a loopable AD envelope.

The MiniBrute 2 features a 100% analog signal path and a familiar voice architecture with two independent VCOs. VCO 1 allows for waveform mixing and includes level faders for sawtooth, square, and triangle waveforms, as well as white noise and an external audio input. VCO 2 also includes a level fader and offers a selector with sine, sawtooth, and square wave selections, a tuning knob, and three tuning range selections including Fine, All, and LFO.

Like the original, the MiniBrute 2 includes the classic Steiner-Parker multi-mode filter with LP, BP, HP, and notch selections, as well as the Brute Factor overdrive. There are dedicated knobs for frequency modulation of the filter and resonance modulation via LFO1 by default. Two envelope generators are included and feature a classic ADSR and an AD with multiple modes including looping, allowing for a wide variety of sonic possibilities. No synthesizer would be complete without an LFO and the MiniBrute 2 offers two, each with six waveform selections and the ability to run free or sync to the on-board sequencer/arpeggiator.

The 25-note keyboard responds to velocity and aftertouch, while the modulation and pitch-bend wheels offer additional hands-on performance controls. The integrated sequencer holds up to eight 64-step sequences, or can act as an advanced arpeggiator providing 8 modes of operation. The arp/sequencer can sync to USB MIDI and standard MIDI inputs.

With its user-friendly control interface, classic aesthetic, and potential for endless exploration and tonal tinkering, the MiniBrute 2 definitely encourages creativity. You can experiment with rewiring the instrument's internal architecture or further expand and explore its sonic capabilities by interfacing with Eurorack modules. The rugged aluminum enclosure features wooden sides for vintage synthesizer appeal and is also compatible with the RackBrute link system, allowing for a 3 RU or 6 RU Eurorack enclosure to be connected for creating a customized setup with a variety of positioning options. The Arturia MiniBrute 2 ships with a power supply, eight patch cables, and a cook book with recipes for creating a wide variety of tones and patches.

  • Analog Synthesizer
  • 2 x Analog VCO
    • VCO1 : Saw + UltraSaw, Square + Pulse width, Triangle + Metalizer (waveform mixing)
    • VCO2 : Sine, Saw, Square waveforms (three tuning ranges)
    • VCO 2>1 Hard Sync, VCO1 linear and exponential FM
  • White noise generator
  • External audio in
  • Steiner-Parker filter (12dB per octave): Notch, Low-, High-, Band-pass
  • 2 x LFO with Sync: Sine, Tri, Saw, Square, Random, Slew Random
  • 1 x ADSR envelope
  • 1 x  AD envelope
    • Trig, gate modes
    • One shot or loop
    • Attack and decay times CV controllable
  • 48-point CV and Gate Patchbay
    • Inputs and outputs for the voice and sequencer
    • Utility Modules: Inverter, attenuators, VCA
  • 25-key velocity and pressure sensitive keyboard
  • Arpeggiator Types: Up, down, inclusive, exclusive, random, note order, double up, double down modes
  • Sequencer Mode:
    • 8 step-sequences with rest, tie and legato note entry
    • Each sequence can have up to 64 steps
  • MIDI and USB I/O
  • Includes 8 x patch cables
  • Cook Book: Jam-packed full of sonic recipes put together by some of the most illustrious synth-chefs around

Arturia MiniBrute 2 Specs

Synthesizer TypeMonophonic
Analog Audio Signal Path100%
Multimode FilterSteiner-Parker 12 dB per Octave (2-Pole): Low-pass, band-pass, high-pass, notch
Filter Controls:
Cutoff
Resonance
Mode
FM (controls the amplitude and polarity of the envelope signal sent to modulate the filter cutoff frequency)
Resonance Modulation (RM): Modulates the level of resonance at the cutoff frequency, pre-wired to LFO1 with bipolar control
ATT 1 > Cutoff: Attenuator 1 provides another way of modulating the filter cutoff frequency, pre-wired between pressure-sensitivity and the filter cutoff.
OscillatorsVCO1: Saw + UltraSaw, Square + Pulse width, Triangle + Metalizer (Waveform mixing)
VCO2: Sine, Saw, Square waveforms
VCO2 Tuning Range: Fine, All, LFO
Oscillator MixerYes (Sawtooth, Square, Triangle, White Noise, External Audio In, Osc 2)
Signal EnhancersVCO 1 Controls
Fine Tune (controls pitch over 1 octave - does not affect VCO 2)
Glide (portamento)
Pulse Width (alters width of square wave)
Metalizer (bringing extreme triangle harmonics)
Frequency Modulation (FM) (default VCO 2 modulates VCO 1)
UltraSaw Amount (generates shimmering sawtooth waveforms)
PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) (default LFO modulates Pulse Width)
Metal Mod (default velocity controls Metal amount)
LFOLFO 1&2 Waveforms: Sine, Tri, Saw, Square, Random, Slew Random
Clock syncable to sequencer/arpeggiator
Envelope GeneratorsADSR (Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release)
AD (Attack, Decay)
Keyboard TrackingYes (on the VCF Cutoff)
Keyboard Type25-note keyboard with velocity
AftertouchYes
Mod Wheel
  • Modulation Wheel: Assignable from patchbay (default to filter cutoff via Att 1>Cutoff knob)
  • Mod Destination Switch:
    LFO 1 Vib = The Mod wheel controls the amount of LFO 1, which by default will introduce vibrato
    Mod CV = The Mod wheel becomes a modulation source in the patch bay via the Mod jack in the MIDI section
Pitch WheelYes (with selectable bend range)
Octave SelectorYes (-2 to +2 octaves)
External Analog Audio InputYes
CV In/Out ControlsPatchbay
1/8" / 3.5 mm miniature mono jacks
CV Inputs: Eurorack level signals, 100 kOhms, ±5 Vx (Exception: Pitch CV inputs are 6.8 MOhms impedance)
CV Outputs: Eurorack level signals, 680 Ohms, ±5 V
Clocks / Gates Inputs: Eurorack level signals, 68 kOhms, 0 V/+5 V
Clocks / Gates Outputs: Eurorack level signals, 2 kR, 0 V/+5 V
MIDI InputYes (5-pin DIN connector)
MIDI OutputYes (5-pin DIN connector)
USB MIDI InputYes
USB MIDI OutputYes
Audio Output1 x 1/4" / 6.3 mm audio jack
Headphone Output1 x 1/4" / 6.3 mm headphone jack
Full Function Arpeggiator8 x modes
8 x time divisions x 6
11 x swing selections
1 x hold function
Tempo KnobYes
Tap TempoYes
MIDI SyncYes
EnclosureRugged aluminum and wood enclosure
Power Supply 12 VDC / 2 A
Dimensions (WxDxH)19.0 x 13.2 x 2.3" / 484 x 336 x 58 mm
Weight10.6 lb / 4.8 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight14 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)23.4 x 15.5 x 4.4"
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