Thursday, January 19, 2012

Arturia Announces Minibrute Hardware (!) Analog(!!) Synth

Wow, did not see this coming! Arturia, most famous for their softsynths, has announced the MiniBrute, a genuine analog synth rumored to be priced around 500 Euro. This would be cool news in itself, but it includes a filter modeled after the rare Steiner-Parker Synthacon, CV/Gate in and out, and lots of other cool features. Granted, NAMM only starts today, but it seems safe to say that Arturia may be the ones to beat in terms of coolest announcement of the show.

4 comments:

Gerald said...

There is already a short preview video for the MiniBrute on YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Af9bFTqpRzU

PHiL said...

I already knew it some months ago ;-) but I had to keep it "secret"... In fact, Amazona.de has made a mistake, they weren't supposed to reveal the existence of this project now... But ok it's no more a secret and the MiniBrute is something you should keep an eye on it... Maybe he gonna be the new SH-101 ? Personaly I hope so and $550 is a fair price I think !

Line of Control said...

very good price indeed...this thing is a beast for $500.

MFB should be worried. Same with the DSI Mopho. Hell even the new Moog Minitaur.

If Korg doesn't give us a Monotribe with a keyboard v.v. soon they will have missed the new analog boat...

Joël Bisson said...

I think for a company that specializes in Analog Virtual VSTi Instruments, this synth is what this company needs, seeing how they program complex DSP algorithms for their VSTi Engine that they should use they DSP knowledge to make Real Synths...I personally don't want their Hybrid Synthesizer Origin, I like Knobs to control VCO's and Digital Synths are at an over abundance but this MiniBrute looks promising...it's definitely on my 2012 shopping list as well as the new Hitachi 4TB Hard Drive....