Arturia MiniBrute

MiniBrute is a revolutionary new analogue synthesizer from Arturia. Featuring a pure analogue signal path and a host of unique features, it sets a new standard for what a hardware synthesizer should be. Its 100% analogue audio signal path features a VCO wave mixer, the classic Steiner-Parker multimode filter, as well as numerous analogue innovations such as the Metalizer, Ultrasaw, and the Brute Factorâ„¢. Boasting a complete MIDI, CV and USB connectivity, MiniBrute is right at home with your computer or your vintage synths, making it the ideal companion to deliver a pure analogue blast anywhere you go.

The MiniBrute's roots stretch all the way back to the 1970's, but it's most definitely a child of the 21st century. It proudly stands among the MS-20s, Odysseys, Pro-Ones and Minimoogs while bringing its own personality and powerful sonic imprint.

Today, too many musicians miss the opportunity to own an original analogue synth due to skyrocketing second hand prices, and the minefield of ongoing maintenance. MiniBrute is aimed at providing them the gratifying and fun experience of true analogue synthesis with an instrument that does not compromise on quality.

Crafted by the company that has brought numerous innovations such as the Origin modular synthesizer and many top rated software synthesizers, MiniBrute brings state of the art functionality that was missing on the first analogue instruments: MIDI/CV control, improved stability, sophisticated arpeggiator, USB connectivity and so on. MiniBrute contains many innovations that fit today's musical needs.

Just like on the original analogue synthesizers, MiniBrute features a Voltage Controlled Oscillator (VCO). This VCO is coupled to a wave mixer allowing you to create custom waveshapes by mixing sawtooth, triangle, square, and white noise signals as well as external audio signals.

These are more than beautifully formed analogue waves though. They feature unique wave-shaping functions we call the Metalizer and Ultrasaw, which gives MiniBrute a sound all its own.

And underneath all of these three mind-expanding waveforms is Add to that a bass-bin shaking Sub Oscillator. MiniBrute is a killer analogue synth for bass lines, leads, arpeggios and effects.

We will say it again, MiniBrute's audio path is 100% analogue. Only the arpeggiator and the LFO sections are digital to so as to allow for external synchronization.

While developing MiniBrute, we looked long and hard for a filter design that was versatile, powerful, and full of character.

Our researches led us to the Steiner-Parker filter. In it we found an expertly designed, exceptional sounding boutique filter featured on the rare and revered 1970's Synthacon synthesizer. The Steiner-Parker 2-pole filter is multi-mode, meaning you can filter the oscillators and external audio through Low pass, Band Pass, High Pass, and Notch curves.

Checked and validated by Nyle Steiner himself, the Steiner-Parker filter brings MiniBrute a sound palette that we believe no other analogue hardware synthesizer can match.

Main features:

  • Monophonic synthesizer
  • 100% analogue Audio Signal Path
  • Steiner-Parker Multimode Filter (LP, BP, HP and Notch)
  • Voltage Controlled Oscillator with Sub-Osc
  • Oscillator Mixer (Sub, Sawtooth, Square, Triangle, White Noise, Audio In)
  • LFO1 with 6 waveforms and bi-polar modulation destinations
  • LFO2 with 3 vibrato modes
  • Brute Factorâ„¢ delivering saturation and rich harmonics
  • Ultrasaw generating shimmering sawtooth waveforms
  • Metalizer bringing extreme triangle harmonics
  • Two ADSR Envelope Generators
  • 25 note Keyboard with Aftertouch
  • Rugged Aluminium Enclosure
  • External analogue Audio Input
  • CV In/Out controls: Pitch, Gate, Filter, Amp
  • MIDI In/Out with 5-Pin DIN connectors
  • USB MIDI In/Out
  • 1/4" Audio Output and 1/4" Headphone Output
  • Gate Source Selection: Audio Input, Hold, Keyboard
  • Arpeggiator:
    • 4 Modes of Arpeggiation
    • 4 Octave Range Control
    • 6 Time Divisions
    • Swing Control