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A sound like no other

DrumBrute Impact’s sounds were designed from the ground up to stand out and get noticed. Each featuring a distinct, unique flavor, with a strong overall “kit” sound that will deliver the punch and power you need.

DrumBrute Impact features 10 discrete drum sounds each with their own independent sequencer track. Hands-on analog controls let you adjust and tweak the sounds on the fly, letting you tailor DrumBrute Impact’s sound for tight, choppy performances. Open up the decay to let the sounds breathe; raise the pitch and tone for crisp, snappy parts or lower them for big, booming power. The choice is yours.

On top of independent volume controls, every drum aside from the cowbell features a selection of unique parameters that vary its tone, pitch, shape, or synth properties. The following audio examples let you hear the range of sound available for each instrument:

The color of sound

Introducing “Color”, DrumBrute Impact’s unique sound-shaper that adds another layer of awesome, and gives each sound another performable parameter for you to play with.

Color can be activated per instrument to give a new, exciting tonal variation. Whether it’s adding drive to the Kick, altering the tone of the Cymbal, or maxing out the pitch envelope of the FM Drum, activating Color will change the sonic character of your drums in exciting, sometimes unexpected ways.

Each instrument channel has its own unique Color implementation, meaning that you can also automate and record changes by using the step sequencer, letting you modulate and experiment with your tone as you progress through your sequences. Check out some examples of how Color can be used to make some subtle and not-so-subtle changes to a drum pattern.

The only thing that isn’t affected by Color is the Cowbell.

It’s perfect as it is.

Drum-optimized distortion

Everyone enjoys getting dirty from time to time, and DrumBrute Impact gives you instant access to a simple, yet devastatingly effective output distortion.

Color can be activated per instrument to give a new, exciting tonal variation. Whether it’s adding drive to the Kick, altering the tone of the Cymbal, or maxing out the pitch envelope of the FM Drum, activating Color will change the sonic character of your drums in exciting, sometimes unexpected ways.

Each instrument channel has its own unique Color implementation, meaning that you can also automate and record changes by using the step sequencer, letting you modulate and experiment with your tone as you progress through your sequences. Check out some examples of how Color can be used to make some subtle and not-so-subtle changes to a drum pattern.

Punch it in

DrumBrute Impact features 8 responsive, hard-wearing finger-drumming pads that can be used to perform drum sounds and input steps on the fly.

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There are multiple ways the pads can be used. For example, you can simply perform the drum sounds, free of any sequence, by just playing the pads. You can also do this while a sequence is playing, letting you improvise on top of a solid rhythm. If you like what you hear, you can hit the Record button, and whatever you play will be recorded into the current sequence, on the correct channels for the drums you were playing. This performance can be either recorded naturally or quantized.

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By holding Shift, you can also use the pads to quickly select a drum channel in the sequence without triggering the sound. The pads are also used to control the Mute and Solo selections, letting you get creative while performing live.

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DrumBrute Impact’s pads also light up when their sound is triggered by the sequence, giving you instant visual feedback on what sounds are playing and when. Yet another way this small but mighty drum machine draws you in and helps you become a better, more confident musician.

Take it step by step

DrumBrute Impact features one of the most intuitive, advanced step sequencers ever put into hardware.

First seen in our award-winning BeatStep Pro, and refined with the original DrumBrute, the 64-step sequencer found in DrumBrute Impact takes things to a whole new level. Packed with features that make editing and performing simple and fun, this powerful sequencer is fresh, exciting, and will take your rhythms to another level.

Hook-up heaven

Not only is DrumBrute Impact a fully-fledged, self-contained rhythm powerhouse, it also features a wealth of analog and digital connections to make it shine in any creative setup. Let’s take a look around the back...

01 Headphones

When connecting the 3.5mm minijack, DrumBrute Impact’s metronome sends only over headphones so your audience won’t hear the click.

02 Mix Outputs

A full-size jack connection brings the sound of DrumBrute Impact out into the world.

03 Individual Outputs

3.5mm minijack connections for Kick, Snares, Hi Hats, and FM Drum let you get creative with your signals. When any one of these connections are used, their assigned sounds are removed from the Main Output.

04 Clock

Use vintage drum machines or outboard synths? Hook up to your pre-MIDI gear with ease and sync it with DrumBrute Impact.

05 Midi

Lets you interface with practically every electronic instrument and piece of pro audio hardware ever made.

06 USB

Sync with your computer to sync with your DAW or configure settings in the MIDI Control Center.