The MicroBrute is a monophonic synthesizer keyboard from Arturia that features a 25-note mini keyboard and an all analog signal path. It also features a compact design and a multi-wave analog oscillator with mixable waveforms.
The MicroBrute's single analog oscillator, is capable of generating sawtooth, square and triangle wave shapes simultaneously and allows you to blend them together to create complex waveforms. It also allows you to add a -1 octave sub square wave into your sound, plus it features an "overtone" control for adding harmonics.
The synth also features a low-frequency oscillator (LFO) with switchable square, saw and sine waveforms and an adjustable rate. Its destination is set to modulate the pitch of the oscillator by default and it has a depth control for adjusting the amount of modulation.
The MicroBrute also has a built-in 64-step sequencer that allows you to input notes one at a time to create rhythmic patterns. It has an internal memory capable of storing up to different 8 patterns and the sequences can be backed up to your computer using the included editor software.
|Synthesizer Type||Analog monophonic synthesizer|
|Filter||Steiner-Parker 2-pole multi-mode filter (low pass, band pass, high pass)\nBrute factor control|
|Oscillator Type||Analog voltage controlled oscillator|
Overtone sub/5th generator, sawtooth, square, triangle, audio in (on rear panel)
|Oscillation Mode||Pulse width modulation, Ultrasaw, Metalizer|
|LFO||LFO with 3 waveforms (sine, sawtooth, square), clock syncable to arpeggiator (arpeg, or free)|
|Envelope Control||ADSR envelope generator|
|Keyboard Tracking||Yes, on VCF cutoff|
|Mod Wheel||Yes, assignable to cutoff, or LFO amount|
|Pitch Wheel||Yes, with selectable bend range via software|
|Octave Selector||Yes, from -2 to +2 octaves|
|Analog Audio Input||1/4" analog audio input|
|Analog Audio Output||1/4" audio output\n1/8" headphone output|
|CV In/Out Controls||CV in jacks: pitch, filter, sub-harmonics, pulse width, metalizer, saw animator\nCV out jacks: pitch, envelope, LFO|
|MIDI||MIDI in with 5-pin DIN connector\nUSB MIDI in/out|
|Sequencer||8 memories\nUp to 64 steps per memory\nTap tempo\nRate control\nStep divisions (via software)\nTrigger modes (via software)|
|Construction||Steel bottom panel|
|Power||12V DC 1A power supply|
|Dimensions||12.8 x 8.7 x 2.4" (325 x 221 x 60 mm)|
|Weight||3.86 (1.75 kg)|