Packed with mixable waveforms, a new sub-oscillator design, the famous Steiner-Parker multimode filter, a super-fast envelope, a syncable LFO, our new step sequencer and a patchable mod matrix, the MicroBrute is a landmark new synth at an incredible price.

Brutal Potential

Process audio. Sequence analog gear. Give your modular a new LFO and Envelope Generator. Hook up to your DAW and make whole tracks. Hook up to your Drumtracks, open your door, and play a whole gig.

Tiny in size, tiny in price, huge in sound, and vast in potential. We’ve had so much fun with MicroBrute: Now it’s your turn.

Details

A synthesizer is a musical instrument that is meant to be played.

However, playing a synthesizer is more than just playing some notes on a keyboard and recalling someone else’s presets. If that was the goal you could be looking at accordions or going to a department store to buy your keyboard (along with socks, milk and toilet paper)…but you aren’t, because you’re more creative than that.

1-Massive Oscillator

Sawtooth, Pulse and Triangle waves with unique modifiers. Ultra Saw makes for huge sounds; Metalizer adds complex harmonics to the triangle wave. Sub Osc will rattle the house.

2-Steiner-Parker Filter

Beefy filter with Low Pass, High Pass and Band Pass modes. Resonance can be pushed into self-oscillation.

3-Modulation Matrix

Modulate the sound of the MicroBrute by connecting modulation sources and destinations. You can also use it to connect with external gear. With the MicroBrute's stackable patch cables, you get even more modulation possibilities!

4-Sequencer

You get 8 sequences with up to 64 steps each to create multiple musical phrases.

5-Superfast Envelope

ADSR envelope generator allows the sharpest attacks or extra-long release times.

6-Syncable LFO

The LFO supplies three waveforms and can run in sync with the Sequencer.

7-Fine Tuning

The MicroBrute uses 100% analog VCO's. Although ours are very stable, you may sometimes need to tune your instrument.

8-CV/Gate in/out

Connect your MicroBrute with your vintage analog gear.

9-Audio in/out

Process audio through MicroBrute; connect it to your favorite devices thanks to its audio input and output as well as MIDI input.

10-USB Connection

Control MicroBrute from your DAW or use it as a master keyboard.

Terry Lawless

Artists Corner

MicroBrute takes me back to the joy I felt when I pushed that first key and a saw wave spoke back to me. MicroBrute allows for more than 100% values of such things as keyboard tracking. MicroBrute melds the best in a compact little powerhouse.
Terry Lawless
( U2 )
Tara Busch

Artists Corner

This mighty little machine runs the gamut from metallic, brutal bass to velvety bleepy, bloopy goodness - and is a sheer joy to play. The single oscillator is wildly diverse (wait till you meet the "Metalizer & Ultra Saw") and I love the sequencer and Mod Matrix which is vicious fun. Very inspiring!
Tara Busch
( I Speak Machine )
Sandra Vu

Artists Corner

The small form factor is disproportionate to the massive sound you can get out of MicroBrute. Having used many Arturia soft synths, this is a great piece to transition from a laptop. Turn the switch and go.
Sandra Vu
( Dum Dum Girls )
Roger Manning Jr.

Artists Corner

Once again Arturia has given me the best of both worlds with MicroBrute. It's blowing minds at both my recordings session and in concert. The perfect compliment to my already diverse rig.
Roger Manning Jr.
( keyboardist )
PJ Morton

Artists Corner

There's nothing like having the touch of knobs and buttons under your fingertips.. Makes it an organic experience. MicroBrute working right along with the MiniBrute just takes it over the top. It's already started to inspire new ideas with my writing and production.
PJ Morton
( Maroon 5 )
oLI dE SaT

Artists Corner

If there is a keyboard name that suits well, it is the MicroBrute. Mini keyboard for big warm tones. Intuitive, fast, fun. A really good CV.
oLI dE SaT
( Indochine )
Nina Kraviz

Artists Corner

I liked MicroBrute because it is small and portable and it is useful for me because I am always on the road. It Is very simple but it has a very strong signal and great filter. I like to use it as a starting point and put it through a bunch of different effects from other machines and also plug-ins. And I can make it sound very my own and unique.
Nina Kraviz
( DJ )
Keith Shocklee

Artists Corner

The craziest part about it is that I can put it in my backpack and yet it's a true analog synthesizer. That's what I was waiting for. I microsized my all setup. Microsized ! That's not even a word !
Keith Shocklee
( Public Enemy )
Joris Delacroix

Artists Corner

A small and affordable little synth that is very fun to use and that can find its own place thanks to a real saturation and incisive sound.
Joris Delacroix
( DJ/Producer )
Hideki Matsutake

Artists Corner

Its a SMALL GIANT! I love the MicroBrute!!
Hideki Matsutake
( Sound Engineer )

Sound Corner

Here Comes the Sun (qatarsis)

The melody is a saw-tooth wave with alot of ultrasaw modulation and bandpass-filtering. The filter sweeping was recoreded live and effected later. The first melody was later on recorded twice with further sub-overtones.

UrsaMicro Noodles (Glen Darcey)

Glen Darcey's Microbrute demo track

Slow Beat (Pierce Warnecke )

An electro/hiphop track that explores Microbrute's possibilities as a Lead synth (using 2 voice lead part and modulation on both the PWM and Metalizer via the MOD Matrix). All sounds except for the kick/snare/clap/hat were made using Microbrute.

Space House (Pierce Warnecke )

This slow house/disco inspired track uses exclusively Microbrute sounds (except for the drums). From deep basses to bubbling pops, sequenced acid-like synth lines to distorted effects, this is an overview of the range of sounds one can get out of this power.

Main Features

  • Monophonic synthesizer
  • 100% Analog audio signal path
  • Steiner-Parker 2-pole multimode filter (Low Pass, Band Pass, High Pass)
  • Analog Voltage Controlled Oscillator
  • Oscillator Mixer (Overtone, Sawtooth, Square, Triangle, audio in [on rear panel])
  • ‘Overtone’ sub oscillator/5th generator
  • Signal enhancers:
    • Pulse Width Modulation
    • Ultrasaw generates fat sawtooth waveforms
    • Metalizer brings in extreme harmonics
  • Brute Factor? delivers saturation and rich harmonics
  • LFO with 3 waveforms (sine, sawtooth, square)
  • LFO can freerun or sync to arpeggiator
  • ADSR envelope generator
  • Keyboard tracking of the VCF cutoff
  • 25-note mini-key keyboard
  • Mod wheel (assignable to cutoff or LFO amount)
  • Pitch wheel (bend range selectable via software)
  • Octave selector from -2 to +2 octaves
  • External analog audio input
  • CV In jacks: Pitch, Filter, sub-harmonics, pulse width, Metalizer, saw animator
  • CV Out jacks: pitch, envelope, LFO
  • MIDI In with 5 pin DIN connector
  • USB MIDI In/Out
  • 1/4” audio output and 1/8” headphone output
  • Full-functioned step sequencer:
    • 8 memories
    • up to 64 steps per memory
    • tap tempo
    • rate control
    • step divisions (via software)
    • trigger modes (via software)
  • MIDI sync
  • Steel bottom panel
  • 12V DC 1A power supply

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