The Oscillator that beats at its musical heart features Saw, Triangle and Square waveforms that are all mixable. The new Overtone oscillator generates additional harmonic content, ranging from one octave down to a fifth above the base Oscillator pitch, while the Sub to Fifth control can continuously sweep spectrum. Moreover, Metalizer adds complex harmonics to the Triangle waveform for creating harsh, harmonically-rich sounds, while Ultrasaw adds a lively and bright ensemble effect to the Sawtooth waveform. Pulse Width control createsa range from nasal-thin tones to rich square sounds.
Music software and hardware company Arturia launches the MicroBrute Analog Synthesizer, highly compact and bijou, semi-modular analogue monosynthesizer with inbuilt step sequencer, boasting MIDI, USB, and CV connectivity, together with a host of more features. Building on the success of Arturia’s award
-winning MiniBrute Analog Synthesizer
, the MicroBrute Analog Synthesizer puts all the basic building blocks of an analogue synth classic into an even more compact package offers pure hand-ons sound-fun at an affordable price.
The MicroBrute's distinctive-sounding Steiner-Parker Filter plays an important role in giving the MicroBrute a unique sound. This filter design dates back to the Steiner-Parker Synthacon, an analogue monosynth built by the namesake Salt Lake City-based synth manufacturer between 1975 and 1979. Its HP (high-pass), BP (bandpass), and LP (lowpass) modes make for far more filtering flexibility. Eventually, Arturia’s Brute Factor adds anything from subtle overdrive to full-blown intermodulation havoc.
The front-panel mounted Mod Matrix is a Volt per Octave-standard patchable system of modulation routing with ENV envelope (ENV) out, LFO (low frequency oscillator) out, Ultrasaw modulator in, PWM (pulse width modulation) in, Metal (Metalizer) in, Overtone/Sub modulator in, Filter cutoff in, and Pitch in.
An eight-pattern step sequencer can be played back and switched between on the fly at a variable Rate or synchronised to external MIDI clock. MIDI, USB, and CV GATE connectivity combine to ensure that the MicroBrute is ready and willing to talk to the outside electronic musical instrument world.
MicroBrute boasts a space-saving 25-note mini-keyboard and weighs in at only 1.75kg.