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"Arturia’s new drum machine features 17 analogue voices and a mildly astonishing price tag. And it’s really rather good..."
"[...]I’ve never thought of wood as being particularly important to a drum machine, but having quickly become used to it, I wouldn’t have it any other way. The end-cheeks finish off a design that is both attractive and intuitively laid-out; anyone would think Arturia had been making drum machines for years! Admittedly, there is some history in the form of the Spark and SparkLE controllers, but rest assured, instead of computer-based software and samples the DrumBrute generates its percussion exclusively from analogue circuits."
"Taken together, it’s a solid and coherent assembly of analogue voices without a cowbell anywhere, which is absolutely fine with me! The knobs have no alternate functions nor is MIDI control of them possible; what you see is what you get.[...]"
"[...]You could design the most innovative drum machine with the friendliest interface since the light switch but if you fill it with drab, uninspiring voices none of that matters. Arturia have carefully assembled a collection of new and familiar-sounding analogue percussion in a form factor that’s practically irresistible and at a price not much higher than some Eurorack drum modules! Seriously, what’s not to like?"
"Until now we’ve come to believe that any serious analogue drum machine must be prohibitively expensive and have grown used to accepting compromises instead. With the DrumBrute, Arturia have created what many of us have desired for years and have done it in their own particular style. Highly recommended.[...]"
At this price point the DrumBrute is a triumph. It packs a solid assortment of quality sounds, with a sonic character distinct from its main rivals. Its deep and creative sequencing capabilities are the real highlight though, and coupled with its fluid workflow, they make it a great source of creative inspiration. Kudos to Arturia for pulling it off.
"[...]with a price very well positioned, the DrumBrute offers access to an analog drum machine full of very good surprises to the greatest number of musicians and DJ."Read more...