Arturia MiniBrute 2

Synthesizer

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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

Let’s be honest, you’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. You’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, you’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.

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 2’s genetic code on the right of its front panel.

From our heart to your hands

Designed by passionate synth enthusiasts to cater for the most intrepid, experimental musicians out there.

The brainchild of Arturia’s daring product manager Seb Rochard, born on the foundations of synth guru Yves Usson's unique approach to synthesis, MiniBrute 2 is truly an instrument by musicians for musicians. Every aspect of the synth, from its layout to the carefully chosen components, reflects their painstaking obsession to bring you the most adaptable, joyous analog synth around.

Once you take a look at MiniBrute 2’s layout and features, everything becomes clear.

Let’s take a closer look at what MiniBrute has to offer...

Main Features

  • Analog Synthesizer
  • 2 Analog VCO’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 LFO’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 mode:
    • 8 step-sequences with Rest, Tie and Legato note entry
    • Each sequence can have up to 64 steps
  • MIDI and USB I/O