Intuitive Yet Expansive Tone-Shaping Power - The Arturia MiniBrute 2 Analog Synthesizer
Born from the lineage of its predecessor, MiniBrute 2 is an adaptable, dynamic synth with semi-modular architecture and huge connectivity. This is synth evolution.
From the earliest electronic instruments, synthesizers have expanded and enhanced the possibilities available to musicians. We decided not only to apply this mantra to the sound of our new instrument, but to synthesizer itself. MiniBrute 2 was born! A synthesizer that would sound huge and yet be compact, self-contained and versatile. An instrument that would be both comprehensive and evolving.
MiniBrute 2 sweeps conventions aside, in terms of sound, features, and preconceptions of what a synth should be.
A SMALL BEAST WITH A POWERFUL VOICE
Letâ€™s be honest, youâ€™re not here because you want the same old synth, are you?
The MiniBrute 2 has nothing to hide. Take a look at its front panel, get yourself acquainted. Youâ€™ll notice the now-iconic Brute oscillators, the acidic Steiner-Parker filter, and the mayhem-inducing Brute Factor knob that has become the signature Arturia synth element for many fans.
Looking a bit further, beyond the usual modulation sources and controls, youâ€™ll notice some exciting, unexpected features: a second VCO; a second LFO; new VCO and Filter frequency modulation possibilities; modifier-related modulation destinations; a brand new, loopable AD envelope. Once tamed, this little beast will reveal the full range of its vocalizations, including raging leads and piercing sequences, as well as smooth pads and purring bass.
The time is nigh, the moon is full, and MiniBrute 2 is ready to howl.
PATCH IT UP
One of the most uniquely thrilling aspects of MiniBrute 2 is its impressively comprehensive CV/Gate patch matrix.
Even if the only things you connect to MiniBrute 2 are the power adapter and headphones, youâ€™ll still be able to create out-of-this-world sounds. Every component and feature has its own dedicated assignation, set by the exceptional synth minds at Arturia. If you want to break the mold and go off the beaten track, you can start patching and creating exciting, and often surprising connections.
Your first option consists in overriding the default, internal assignments by connecting a patch cable from one of the white-highlighted sources to any destination you choose. Letâ€™s say you want something else to control the Metalizer amount other than velocity, LFO 1 for example. Just connect the related CV connections and youâ€™re done. Is there anything easier? Probably not, so go ahead, experiment, and find all those new connections that send shivers down your spine. There are practically limitless combinations and exciting sounds to discover, and thatâ€™s even before we start to involve external modular equipment.
A POLYMORPH WITH A PACK INSTINCT
There are two ways that creatures thrive: adapting, and grouping together. MiniBrute 2 is a master of both.
Thanks to its massive CV/Gate patch bay, you will be able to reinvent and restructure your MiniBrute 2 at any time. The synth is semi-modular, even with no patch leads connected, and each of its features has already been cleverly, inspiringly routed. If you want to start dissecting the sound and experimenting, you will find direct, 100% safe access to the MiniBrute 2â€™s genetic code on the right of its front panel.<
- Analog Synthesizer
- 2 Analog VCOâ€™s: 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): Low Pass, High Pass, Band Pass, Notch modes.
- 2 LFOâ€™s with Sync: Sine, Tri, Saw, Square, Random, Slew Random
- 1 ADSR envelope
- 1 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 Modes: 8 step-sequences with Rest, Tie and Legato note entry, Each sequence can have up to 64 steps
- MIDI and USB I/O
6.35 mm (1/4'') mono jack (470 Î© impedance / line level)
- 6.35 mm (1/4'') TRS jack (signal is mono)
- 2Î© impedance (185mW @ 250Î© / 60mW @ 80Î© / 24mW @ 32Î©)
Patch Bay (Most Jacks)
- 3.5 mm (1/8'') miniature mono jacks
- CV inputs: Eurorack level signals, 100kÎ©, +/-5Vx (Exception: Pitch CV inputs are
- 6.8MÎ© impedance)
- CV outputs: Eurorack level signals, 680Î©, +/-5V
- Clocks / Gates inputs: Eurorack level signals, 68kÎ©, 0V/+5V
- Clocks / Gates outputs: Eurorack level signals, 2kR, 0V/+5V
Patch Bay (Sync & Clock Jacks)
- 3.5 mm (1/8'') miniature TRS jacks
- Clock inputs: Eurorack level signals, 68kÎ©, 0V/+5V
- Clock outputs: Eurorack level signals, 2kR, 0V/+5V
MIDI Input & Output
- Standard MIDI DIN-5
- Standard USB type B
Power DC Input
- Internal 2.1 mm, external 5.5 mm
Warranty: See manufacturer website for details