Following the announcement of MiniBrute 2, Arturia have also revealed an exciting new sequencer variant: the MiniBrute 2S. This is the second of three new products which will all be available at stores from March 2018.
MiniBrute 2S is a sophisticated analog monosynth sharing the signal creation, sound shaping power, and modular capabilities also found in the newly announced MiniBrute 2. It replaces its keyboard with a set of performance pads as well as an advanced, intuitive and addictive, triple-layer sequencer with space to save up to 64 sequences, and the ability to chain them together to create flowing performances. Its multiple layers not only let you create melodic sequences, but also create extra levels of parameter automation to really make your music come alive.
Perfectly geared toward the modern musician, MiniBrute 2S is a synth that promises to bring every element of your creative environment together, and unleash the true potential of modularity. As the keyboard-based version MiniBrute 2, MiniBrute 2S features semi-modular architecture, giving users the chance to rework its internal signal routing by patching into its comprehensive CV/Gate patch bay. The MiniBrute 2S can also take a commanding role in your modular setup, letting you use external modules to affect its sound, or send signals or sequences from the MiniBrute 2S to your Eurorack modules.
Arturia’s latest small-but-mighty monosynths are the successors to their debut analog instrument, the MiniBrute. The first incarnation was released in 2012, and turned the industry on its head, offering a unique, affordable analog synth experience with attitude. The MiniBrute 2S features many of the amazing features that made its predecessor a must-have instrument, including mixable waveforms, the acidic Steiner-Parker filter, and the chaotic Brute Factor.
MiniBrute 2S also features the all-new Arturia Link, an exciting innovation that will help unify and democratize your creative environment.
Taking the vast sound design potential of MiniBrute 2 and supercharging it with an advanced, triple-layered step sequencer. Combining Arturia’s legacy of joyful, intuitive sequencers with attitude-packed synthesis, and expanding into the blooming world of Eurorack modular with a comprehensive mod matrix patchbay, MiniBrute 2S will give your music the Brute Factor™.
Pure synth power
Despite its power, MiniBrute 2S’s massive synth potential remains accessible and fun to use. Thanks to its analog, semi-modular architecture, you have hands-on control of every parameter, so you can oscillators, ride your filters, sync your LFOs, and control your envelopes on the fly to create a sound that’s unique yours, bound only by your imagination.
Rewire its DNA
Open up exciting new possibilities by patching in signals from your modular collection to alter MiniBrute 2S’s sound, or patch signals out to your modular to sequence or shape them from MiniBrute 2S’s myriad controls. With this synth at your command, your creative workspace will become an experimental sound laboratory.
Step in line
Not only does MiniBrute 2S feature an awesomely powerful, triple-layered step sequencer and multi-mode arpeggiator, it’s also decked out with high quality, pressure and velocity sensitive performance pads. MiniBrute 2S perfectly suits adventurous electronic musicians who feel comfortable dropping the traditional keyboard for a more contemporary interface.
Type: Analog, Digital
Synthesis: Frequency Modulation, Subtractive
Waveforms: Pulse, Pulse Variable, Saw Down, Sine, Square, Triangle, White Noise
Osc Modulation: After Touch, Envelope, Fader, Glide / Portamento, Input, Keyboard, Knob, LFO, Mod Wheel, Oscillator, Pitch Wheel, Sequencer, Velocity
OSC 1: PWM, Saw Down, Sine, Square, Triangle
OSC 2: Sine, Saw Down, Square
OSC 2 can be used as LFO 3
Exponential and Linear (patch) FM
Evelope Paramerters: Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release, Looping, Triggered
1 x ADSR
1 x AD
Types: 12dB Slope (2-pole), 24dB Slope (4-pole), Band Pass, High Pass, Low Pass, Notch
Filter Modulation: After Touch, Envelope, Input, Keyboard, Knob, LFO, Mod Wheel, Oscillator, Pitch Wheel, Portamento, Sequencer
+ Steiner-Parker filter
LFO Parameters: Noise, Sample & Hold, Saw Down, Sine, Square, Triangle, Clocked, Freerun
Polyphony & Tuning
Storage: Internal, USB
+ Brute Factor
+ triple-layered step sequencer.
Controls: Aftertouch, Velocity, Pads, Knobs, Sliders, Mod - Wheel 2, Modulation 1/4" Jacks, Tempo Tap, Sequencer
Display Type: LED, Numeric
Display Count H: 1
Display Count V: 2
Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Mono Out, Stereo Headphone
Audio Output Count: 3
MIDI Ports: IN, OUT
CV Ports: CV IN, CV OUT, Gate In, Gate Out, Trigger In, Trigger Out
Year Released: 2018
Manuals & Documents
Retail Street Price
: $649 - convert