In this series of DrumBrute Tutorials we take a look at the sound, the functions, and the tips and tricks of this powerful and fully analog drum machine.

Ep. 1: Entering Steps
Make your beat, tweak the dynamics

In this first tutorial video we’ll take a look at how to enter steps into the sequence. There are 3 ways to do this. Learn how to set the tempo, add accented notes, and deselect notes from your sequence.

Ep. 2: Live Performance Controls
Add excitement to your performances

Creative use of the Mute and Solo buttons, the filter and roller to create tension and build ups, and connecting external effects by using the individual outputs found on DrumBrute, all to create an exciting live real-time performance.

Ep. 3: Polyrhythm
Rhythmic possibilities to get them dancing

Polyrhythm. It’s something you will find in most music, electronica, house, r’n’b, hip hop, and more. It adds subtleties to the rhythm to keep it interesting. Just a few clicks and you can add an extra dimension to your live and studio performances.

Ep. 4: Adding Feel
Adding the human touch to your beats

Feel and movement of beats is important. So far everything we have created throughout this series has been quantised, meaning that the timing of every step has been completely perfect, which ends up sounding computerised and unnatural. Fear not, DrumBrute offers lots of timing flexibility.

Ep. 5: Metronome
& External Hardware
Keeping time, opening new connectivity ideas

DrumBrute has as metronome which can be set to different timings. But wait, there’s more: as DrumBrute has a separate audio output for the metronome it can be used in interesting and wonderful rhythmic ways.

Sound Corner

House 117 (Jean-Baptiste ARTHUS)

House pattern recorded in one take directly from the master output of the DrumBrute. No dynamics or EQ has been used here.

Musicvideo Extract#1 (Jean-Baptiste ARTHUS)

Audio clip extracted from the DrumBrute introduction movie. Every part has been recorded separately using the individual outputs. Soft compression and EQ have been applied to each tracks.

Musicvideo Extract#2 (Jean-Baptiste ARTHUS)

Audio clip extracted from the DrumBrute introduction movie. Every part has been recorded separately using the individual outputs. Soft compression and EQ have been applied to each tracks.

NCP086 (Baptiste Legoff)

One shot recording from the output of the DrumBrute through the Glue compressor from Ableton for some coloration. Two Jup-8 V, one Synclavier V and one Ableton Operator track for the synth part.

Techno 137 (Jean-Baptiste ARTHUS)

Techno pattern recorded in one take directly from the master output of the DrumBrute. No dynamics or EQ has been used here.

Dreamlike (Victor Morello)

Ethereal, dreamlike beat. All drum sounds and performance are coming from the DrumBrute. Additional melody is played by Mini V3 .

Soft Dropts (Sebastien Rochard)

Slow groove using a pattern recorded with quantization off. DrumBrute is recorded from the main mix, slighly compressed and distorted, and uses a touch of reverb. Mini V and Matrix-12 V chords to accompany the beat.

Invocation (Jean-Baptiste ARTHUS)

Breaked drumbrute pattern with tension created by silence. Audio recorded directly from the master output. Compression and reverb have been added to the track.

RollTheHat (Valentin Lepetit)

Hip Hop / Trap rhythm made with three instruments of the Drumbrute, Kick2, Snare and Closed Hat.

DB BBOYTECH1.mp3 (BBoyTech)

Direct out of the mix output with no additional processing. Hiphop beat with occasional low pass filter and looper. Kick and snare tuned and decay adjusted occasionally.

DB BBOYTECH2.mp3 (BBoyTech)

Direct out of the mix output with no additional processing. Hiphop beat with occasional low pass / high pass filter and looper throughout.

Awards

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Martyn Ware

Artists Corner

The DrumBrute is an awesome machine – I am using it on new Heaven 17 and BEF albums. It is so good to have an instrument where every sound can be manipulated to fit the bill – in fact the functionality is as good as any drum machine I’ve ever used (including my previous favourite the original Linndrum). I would recommend it highly as an essential and intuitive songwriter and producer’s tool.
Martyn Ware
( Producer - Composer )
Luciano

Artists Corner

"It's incredible, it's a great product, congrats!"
Luciano
( DJ/Producer )
Kink

Artists Corner

"That's the dirtiest sound I've heard in a long time, and that's a compliment"
Kink
( DJ/Producer )
Keith Harris

Artists Corner

"I give this The Brutalicious Drum Machine of 2016!"
Keith Harris
( Producer - Composer - Will.I.Am, Madonna )
Carl Craig

Artists Corner

"Wow..It's easy to program, I think it's great""
Carl Craig
( DJ/Producer )