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Arturia MicroBrute Monophonic Analogue Synthesizer

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Code: 205895    Manufacturer Part No: 540101   
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MicroBrute Monophonic Analogue Synthesizer description:

The Arturia MicroBrute is a two octave, monophonic analogue synthesizer based on the almighty Minibrute.

Featuring a multiwave oscillator the Microbrute can blend saw, square and triangle waveforms alongside a sub oscillator. Each of these can be mixed with one knob per function operation and can have parameters such as pulse-width and ultrasaw to finely craft your sound. The Metalizer feature for the triangle waveform has also been carried across from the Minibrute to add some harmonic grit. When taken past the 12 o’clock position, each of the oscillators begins to drive the filter for added warmth through to all out distortion.

Another amazing addition to the Arturia MicroBrute is the brand new pattern sequencer that allows the user to programme and record their own sequences with up to 64 steps, including rest beats. Up to eight of these patterns can be stored within the synthesizer at any one time. An additional tap tempo allows fast BPM tuning, and can also be synced to external gear or a computer.

The Microbrute features a Steiner-Parker filter also found on the original, with high pass, band pass and low pass modes, and a lovely smooth sound that can be overdriven without any harsh artefacts; but can also be driven into self-oscillation with the resonance fully cranked. The Brute Factor exponentially feedback varying degrees of signal back into itself to add subtle weight to full on overdriven tones. This works well in conjunction with the filter for electro bass lines through to soaring leads. The rear mounted audio input allows signals to be processed through the filter section including the Brute Factor and can have all the envelope and LFO modulation applied in the same way an oscillator can.

A new addition in the Microbrute synthesizer is a patchable modulation matrix, making it semi modular in design meaning the envelope and LFO CV outputs can be patched to a variety of destination including the oscillators, filter as well as the metalizer and pulse width modulation. This adds movement and sound design possibilities to the synth. You can also send these out to external synths or modular gear that has CV IN/OUT.

The main features of the Arturia MicroBrute include:

  • Monophonic synthesizer
  • 100% Analog Audio Signal Path
  • Steiner-Parker Multimode Filter (LP, BP, HP)
  • Voltage Controlled Oscillator with new Overtone Sub-Osc
  • Oscillator Mixer (Sub, Sawtooth, Square, Triangle)
  • LFO with 3 waveforms and destination attenuator
  • Brute Factor™ delivering saturation and rich harmonics
  • Ultrasaw generating shimmering sawtooth waveforms
  • Metalizer bringing extreme triangle harmonics
  • Fast Envelope Generator
  • 25 note mini Keyboard
  • External Analog Audio Input (level pot on rear)
  • CV Inputs: Pitch, Filter, Sub-mod, Pulse, Saw animator, metalizer, gate in.
  • CV outputs: Pitch, Gate, Env, LFO
  • MIDI Inwith 5-Pin DIN connector
  • USB MIDI In/Out
  • 1/4” Audio Output and 1/8” Headphone Output
  • Free Editor Software
  • Step Sequencer :
  • 8 sequences stored on power down
  • Rate control
  • Sync to MIDI clock
  • Multiple modes (via software editor)
  • Tap tempo/rest insert

MPN: 540101

Manufacturer: Arturia

This page first created on: 25/10/2013

Customer Reviews

Music Style: Electronic, Breaks, Dubstep, Bass, IDM, Electronica

Microbrute Beast! -) This is a seriously great bit of kit for the price! I wanted it for big fat analogue distorted bass sounds and FX and I'm not disappointed! Sure, it's not as clean, pretty and warm as a Moog, but it's not trying to be another synth - it's very much got it's own character. And even though it's single oscillator, with the waveshaping functions and oscillator mixer, it can very easily sound like there is multiple oscillators on the go!

Build quality is pretty good considering the price, and the knobs have a solid feel to them, and the unit is quite weighty. Mini keyboard feels a bit springy and cheap, but to be expected for the price.

Overall, great bit of kit - been having so much fun with it!

This customer purchased the product in April 2014


Great sound, sturdy build quality and a wealth of features at an outstanding price.

Arturia really have delivered in this price range. This is also the cheapest I have seen it, so credit is due to DV247 for that.

This customer purchased the product in February 2014


This is a great synth. The features you get are amazing for the price. It's very well thought out and sounds fantastic. A brilliant analogue synth. Highly recommended.

This customer purchased the product in January 2014


Being new to the world of analogue synths this looked like a good place to start (after lots of research) and wow I couldn't have made a better purchase!! The sounds this little machine is capable of are huge and the excellent manual explains how it does this really well. I'm still trying to get to grips with the mod matrix, but only two days in and I already have a good grasp of what all the knobs do.

This is a great little synth and an excellent place to start any analogue odyssey. Next stop rigging my drum machine to it...

This customer purchased the product in February 2014


this arturia micro brute is brilliant fun, small and brutal analog synth which is simple to use and has a great sound.

This customer purchased the product in May 2014


Seems very well made and robust , and very easy to use . there are a lot of interface possibilities.And the most important thing , It sounds fantastic. My first proper synth and I made the right decision.

This customer purchased the product in October 2014


Great product, wicked synth for around £200. It's an analog synth, with an arpegiator, patchbay, midi and audio input and it's very well built for the prize. I've played with ms-20 a lot over the last couple of months and this one is better built for half the price. Wicked.

This customer purchased the product in November 2014


Great compact analogue synth. Sturdy built quality and truly versatile rich sound quality.

Got this on a great Black Friday deal from DV247 so easily cheapest in the UK. They delivered super fast for free. Thanks.

This customer purchased the product in November 2014


Very good product. Great value for the money and overall it feels like an instrument. Great build quality and sound, can't fault it. If you like Synths, and don't own one of these, buy one.

This customer purchased the product in July 2016


A lot of bang for your buck here. You can get some very large sounds from the overtone or sub osc, plus there are a some interesting features including the metalizer. Great synth for an introduction to analogue subtractive synthesis. The mod matrix can also be used to make some very individual sounds, could be at home in any live or studio setup. Minor issues are that no UK adaptor or USB cable are included, but they are pretty easy to get hold of.

This customer purchased the product in August 2016