I was looking into the MicroBrute this afternoon but found the sound a bit anemic compared to the Mini. However, I liked that that Micro had built in sequencer and patch points -- it seemed design to 'play nice' with old school, CV systems.
How well does the Mini work in CV/Gate in/out setups?
• if I plug a sequencer into CV (pitch) in, will the Mini allow me to transpose the sequence via the built-in keyboard? That is, will the Mini 'add' the CV-in sequence to the note played on the Mini's keyboard (a la the Micro with its internal sequencer)?
• I assume the Gate in will trigger the envelope (i.e. play notes). Does the gate in trigger both envelopes (Filter and VCA)?
• Will Gate in also trigger the arpeggiator correctly? I saw one post that said it did not.
Anything else you can say regarding your experience with the Mini in a CV system appreciated. I'm thinking of using it as a bass synth, with analog drum machine and keyboards in a live situation, but also in a studio where it would integrate with modular synths.
By the way, I've seen many posts detailing issues with the build quality -- this could be par for the course for any large-scale operation, but it was a bit disheartening, as I've been very lucky with the new and vintage synths I've purchased. How well is your Mini/Micro made?