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MiniBrute is a revolutionary new analog synthesizer from Arturia. Featuring a pure analog signal path and a host of unique features, it sets a new standard for what a hardware synthesizer should be.

Its 100% analog audio signal path features a VCO wave mixer, the classic Steiner-Parker multimode filter, and numerous analog innovations such as the Metalizer, Ultrasaw, and the Brute Factor™. Boasting complete MIDI, CV and USB connectivity, MiniBrute is right at home with your computer or your vintage synths, making it the ideal companion to deliver a pure analog blast anywhere you go.

Bring the Noise

Designed for the analog purist, MiniBrute packs an extraordinary potential for warm and powerful sounds into a very portable design. Loaded with the legendary Steiner-Parker multimode filter, a multi-wave Oscillator and Sub Oscillator, MiniBrute excels at delivering fat bass lines, screaming leads and fascinating sonic experiments.

You can process any external sound through its audio input, making this a powerhouse for adding warmth, grit and filter effects to drums, guitars, and more.

Bring the Fun

In a world dominated by hardware with too few controls and endless navigation in tiny LCD screens, MiniBrute brings back the fun with a true hands-on approach to synthesis.

You want it louder? Grab the volume knob and crank it up. You want it brighter? Grab the filter cutoff knob and crank it up. You want your sound to grow fangs and snarl like a beast? Grab the Brute Factor™ knob and CRANK. IT. UP. It’s that easy! No factory presets, no buried menus to deal with. MiniBrute is just honest and true analog synthesis.

Press Clipping

"It’s a decidedly ‘old school’ instrument, however, with every function having its own control"
Sound On Sound
"Are we crazy for giving a monosynth an Editors’ Choice Award in the 21st century? We’d be crazy not to, because the MiniBrute is packed with features, built like a tank and, most importantly, sounds fantastic."
Electronic Musician
"It’s a decidedly ‘old school’ instrument, however, with every function having its own control"
Sound On Sound
"Are we crazy for giving a monosynth an Editors’ Choice Award in the 21st century? We’d be crazy not to, because the MiniBrute is packed with features, built like a tank and, most importantly, sounds fantastic."
Electronic Musician
"This real analog monosynth looks and plays like the love child of an ARP Axxe and an Octave Cat. The filter from the rare Steiner-Parker Synthacon has an aggressive sound you won't find elsewhere and the arpeggiator is wicked decent. Be warned: if you use the MiniBrute just for Dubstep, we will find you."
Keyboard
"Innovative new parameters make this analog synthesizer outstanding. The 100% analog routing, the Steiner-Parker filter, the Brute factor,... all aspects of the MiniBrute are extremely powerful. I used this synth for some time while reviewing it. I turned each knob and never felt the need for additional effect. In the end, I did not want to return the demo unit."
Keyboard Japan
"More fun that a SH-101, equipped with a filter that surpasses more expensive vintage models, available at a very reasonable price, the MiniBrute should meet with success that will be very well deserved."
KR Home-Studio
"With MiniBrute, you can enjoy designing sounds. And if it is your first synth, you will learn true synthesis. This unit looks simple and small, but it is heavy and built with high quality."
Sound Designer (Japan)
"I used the MiniBrute live with Denki Groove. The big, fat, powerful sound coming from this real analog beast filled the Yokohama arena extremely well. The chassis is solid and makes the MiniBrute ideal on stage."
Sound Recording (Japan)
"MiniBrute offers you a good value quality - price on its options"
Future Music
"A great little synth, which manages to pack a lot of punch into its modest frame. The final word on MiniBrute is that we're seriously considering buying one - though we might have to wait for the 'PolyBrute' should Arturia decide to make one!"
Future Music
"The MiniBrute combines 21st-century amenities like USB MIDI and the festival-friendly Ultrasaw waveform with vintage tools like the Steiner-Parker multimode filter, arpeggiator, and a thoroughly nasty feedback circuit in its signal path"
Beatport
"This real analog monosynth looks and plays like the love child of an ARP Axxe and an Octave Cat. The filter from the rare Steiner-Parker Synthacon has an aggressive sound you won't find elsewhere and the arpeggiator is wicked decent. Be warned: if you use the MiniBrute just for Dubstep, we will find you."
Keyboard
"Innovative new parameters make this analog synthesizer outstanding. The 100% analog routing, the Steiner-Parker filter, the Brute factor,... all aspects of the MiniBrute are extremely powerful. I used this synth for some time while reviewing it. I turned each knob and never felt the need for additional effect. In the end, I did not want to return the demo unit."
Keyboard Japan
"More fun that a SH-101, equipped with a filter that surpasses more expensive vintage models, available at a very reasonable price, the MiniBrute should meet with success that will be very well deserved."
KR Home-Studio
"With MiniBrute, you can enjoy designing sounds. And if it is your first synth, you will learn true synthesis. This unit looks simple and small, but it is heavy and built with high quality."
Sound Designer (Japan)
"I used the MiniBrute live with Denki Groove. The big, fat, powerful sound coming from this real analog beast filled the Yokohama arena extremely well. The chassis is solid and makes the MiniBrute ideal on stage."
Sound Recording (Japan)
"MiniBrute offers you a good value quality - price on its options"
Future Music
"A great little synth, which manages to pack a lot of punch into its modest frame. The final word on MiniBrute is that we're seriously considering buying one - though we might have to wait for the 'PolyBrute' should Arturia decide to make one!"
Future Music
"The MiniBrute combines 21st-century amenities like USB MIDI and the festival-friendly Ultrasaw waveform with vintage tools like the Steiner-Parker multimode filter, arpeggiator, and a thoroughly nasty feedback circuit in its signal path"
Beatport
"For features and sound, the MiniBrute is the new bang-for-buck leader among desktop analog monosynths"
Keyboard
"Between its brilliant simplicity and modest price tag, the Arturia MiniBrute is one of the most accessible pure analog synthesizers available"
Music & Musicians
"For more than 40 years, ‘the Mini’ referred unambiguously to a single synthesizer, and it wasn’t French. The fact that this may no longer be true suggests that Arturia are on the way to achieving something quite extraordinary."
Future Music
"The first on the market, affordable, analogue, keyboard-equipped monosynth to be released since the days of the legendary Roland SH101"
Sound on Sound
"Arturia has truly managed to stuff a beast of a synth into a small package. Minibrute delivers a robust sound with fiercely unique attributes, and a bass response that will kick you in the pants"
Toneluster
"For features and sound, the MiniBrute is the new bang-for-buck leader among desktop analog monosynths"
Keyboard
"Between its brilliant simplicity and modest price tag, the Arturia MiniBrute is one of the most accessible pure analog synthesizers available"
Music & Musicians
"For more than 40 years, ‘the Mini’ referred unambiguously to a single synthesizer, and it wasn’t French. The fact that this may no longer be true suggests that Arturia are on the way to achieving something quite extraordinary."
Future Music
"The first on the market, affordable, analogue, keyboard-equipped monosynth to be released since the days of the legendary Roland SH101"
Sound on Sound
"Arturia has truly managed to stuff a beast of a synth into a small package. Minibrute delivers a robust sound with fiercely unique attributes, and a bass response that will kick you in the pants"
Toneluster

Authenticity & Innovation

Developed in partnership with synth guru Yves Usson, MiniBrute comes with brilliant innovations such as the Brute Factor™, Metalizer, Ultrasaw, and full USB, MIDI and CV connectivity for easy integration into any modern or vintage setup.

MiniBrute met its match in the classic Steiner-Parker filter, specially revised by Nyle Steiner himself. It’s arguably the best multimode filter design around, delivering analog warmth with a uniquely raw and aggressive edge.

MiniBrute sets a new standard for excellence with its truly unique sound.

Small yet powerful, affordable but built like a tank, 100% analog from a company known for its digital instruments...everything about MiniBrute seems impossible. But when this synth meets your music, anything is possible.

Hands-On Heaven

Forget about tiny LCD screens, being lost in menus and sub-menus, and trying to remember double functions and complex procedures. MiniBrute brings back the fun and the immediate hands-on experience of synthesis.

When you want things to shake, grab the Sub Osc slider and bring it on. When you want it to sizzle, grab the filter knob and open it up. And when it’s time to unleash the beast, grab the Brute Factor™ knob and turn it loose! It’s that easy.

1. Oscillator/Sub:

Sawtooth, Pulse, 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 Multimode Filter:

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

3. Brute Factor™:

The Brute Factor™ can add subtle drive effects to full blown intermodulation havoc.

4. Two 4 Stage Envelopes:

ADSR Type Envelope generators with a fast/slow mode allow for the sharpest attacks or for extra long release times.

5. Arpeggiator:

Flexible arpeggiator allows for instant melodic phrases. Syncs to MIDI clock over USB and MIDI In to play in sync with your favorite DAW.

6.Two LFOs:

The main modulation LFO supplies 6 waveforms and can run in sync to the Arpeggiator. Bipolar modulation destinations allow for an amazing variety of sonic possibilites. The Vibrato LFO allows for trills and standard vibrato.

7. Performance Controls:

Mod Wheel & Aftertouch destinations, Glide and Pitch Bend amounts can all be set.

8. Keyboard with Aftertouch:

25-note keyboard with velocity and aftertouch. Octave buttons allow a range of 6 octaves.”

9. Oscillator Mixer:

Allows for mixing the levels of the suboscillator, the individual waveforms of the main oscillator, the noise generator and the external inputs.

10. CV Gate In/Out:

Connect MiniBrute with your vintage analog gear.

11. Audio In/Out:

Process audio through MiniBrute; connect it to your favorite audio devices.

12. MIDI In/Out:

Connect and sync MiniBrute to any DAW or hardware MIDI equipment.

13. USB In/Out:

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

Artists speak about MiniBrute

I used the Mini Brute a lot on my latest remixes. It is a great synthesizer, with a quite rough sound, which is a great complement for other synths that I have with a more rounded tones. The well proportioned Metalizer can get beautiful harmonics and create a unique sonic palette.
Yan Wagner
( DJ/ Producer )

Artists speak about MiniBrute

I personnaly think it's great that all this hardware stuff is coming out now. It's what I grew up with. And I think that there is nothing that you can compare to actually having your hands on a synth.
Vince Clarke
( Depeche Mode )

Artists speak about MiniBrute

The MiniBrute is a truly amazing synth, maybe small in size, but impressive in its possibilities. All its features make it a unique synth, combining power and originality, a must!
The Hacker
( DJ/ Producer )

Artists speak about MiniBrute

Thanks arturia for making this one brutally analogue - no presets but loads of fun on stage with this serious instrument.
Stimming
( DJ/ Producer )

Artists speak about MiniBrute

I'm impressed by how different this synth sounds from anything else I have heard. It's fun to play with and doesn't need much processing to stand out in a busy mix.This is definitely a new Classic. Bravo Arturia !
Stefano Ritteri
( DJ/ Producer )

Artists speak about MiniBrute

The analog sound is definitely more real, powerful and warmer. This machine emulates classic sounds but with a modern perspective. It's bringing all that warmth and strength to the studio and the live performance. The most interesting thing about the MiniBrute is that it has no presets, so every time you start constructing a sound, you start from zero. The sound you make today is not similar to the one you made yesterday. You're then very active in the construction of each sound.
Simón Mejía
( BombaEstereo )

Artists speak about MiniBrute

The MiniBrute is super easy to use and sounds really good to me. It's also easy to get some interesting sounds of it. It can be really brutal but also super smooth if you want. I used the MiniBrute for the track called "The Wall". I’m also thinking about preparing a live act in the future and the MiniBrute is definitely one of the synths I would use!
RØDHÅD
( DJ/Producer )

Artists speak about MiniBrute

The MiniBrute will really stand out for making interesting electronic sounds. It has all the ingredients you need. You're gonna hear a couple of basslines on the new Dope DOD album which are made with the MiniBrute.
Peter Songolo
( Dope D.O.D. )

Artists speak about MiniBrute

The word that best sums up Arturia's MiniBrute is "logical" As VSTs replace the hardware analog synthesizers of yesterday, Arturia's dedication to early analog synthesizers now translates beautifully from our screens to this extraordinarily useful piece they have created. The MiniBrute's bite and beauty makes it versatile, while its interface is stunningly simple and quick. But most importantly, with Arturia's leap into the analog world, it's exciting to imagine that the generations who have missed out on true analog synthesis may now have an affordable and inspiring synthesizer that is not only fun-- it's as accessible as it is inspiring.
Passion Pit
( Producer - Composer )

Artists speak about MiniBrute

I got the MiniBrute on a Friday about 2.30 - at 4.30 backing track written - I sent it to the rapper S.T.S and in 24 hours we had a complete track. Music does not come that quick - but with the MiniBrute it really does - it's such an amazing synth to play - and makes you want to keep playing it. When you get one just leave the tape running.
Pablo Clements
( Unkle )

Artists speak about MiniBrute

Arturia did a great job of implementing my classic filter design into the MiniBrute. It's nice to see my design being brought back to life in a quality product.
Nyle Steiner
( Sound Engineer )

Artists speak about MiniBrute

Arturia has created a keyboard which will re-introduce the world to analog sound on steroids... Definately what the new generation needs.
No ID
( Producer - Composer )

Artists speak about MiniBrute

The MiniBrute is a wonderful analog synth that gives you all the controls you need. You can make great sounds from very dirty to very smooth.
Junkie XL
( DJ/ Producer )

Artists speak about MiniBrute

I'm using my Minibrute really often in my studio. The sound is great and I love the arpeggiator
Jennifer Cardini
( DJ/Producer )

Artists speak about MiniBrute

MiniBrute condenses outstanding analog sounds in a compact and solid format that is great for touring. I was impressed by its raw, sometimes dark, and incredibly edgy sounds. As the owner of many classic synths, MiniBrute not only stands the comparison but it brings something new and inspiring to my sonic palette.
Jean-Benoit Dunckel
( Air )

Artists speak about MiniBrute

I've tested the MiniBrute and I find it really good, it is simple in usage as well as in the sounds provided that are basic and effective. MiniBrute allows for specific sounds quickly without going through a complex modulation.
Gesaffelstein
( DJ/ Producer )

Artists speak about MiniBrute

For me Arturia is the strongest brand. The Minibrute doesn't feel cheap, but very well made. It's a brute, an animal. You can do anything, there is no limit. Arturia is absolutely on the forefront and I'm so happy I've found them.
Dave Clarke

Artists speak about MiniBrute

MiniBrute, My new best friend. 100% inspiring analog sound and unlimited creative possibilities.
Citizen Kain
( DJ/ Producer )

Artists speak about MiniBrute

When I received my minibrute, what caught my attention was it's really solid built quality. It's a nomadic synth, which has absolutely nothing to envy from its analog ancestors. It's an amazing analog creation tool.
Capri
( DJ/ Producer )

Artists speak about MiniBrute

Arturia makes the best synth emulations in my opinion. They are very faithful to the original machines. I think people will soon notice the minibrute signature sounds in electronic music, because it has a true personality.
Arnaud Rebotini
( Black Strobe )

Artists speak about MiniBrute

I love the innovative approach on analog synthesis, which makes the MiniBrute a unique instrument with all it´s tone-shaping possibilities..and still it´s a raw, little, great sounding beast!
Albin Janoska
( SOHN )

Artists speak about MiniBrute

Minibrute is very nice to play with. The knobs are exactly where they should be. I could sit with my minibrute for hours.
Adrian Utley
( Portishead )

Sound Corner

Dub Demo (Pierce Warnecke )

This track shows a wide variety of modern bass sounds you can get with MiniBrute, namely using the LFO and Brute Factor.

Happy House (Pierce Warnecke )

This house track showcases the metalizer effect on the triangle wave which nicely brings an edge to the mix.

Audio In Demo (Pierce Warnecke )

In this example, a drum loop is processed through MiniBrute’s Filter and VCA circuit using the audio input while playing a classic acid-style bass.

Hip Hop Demo (Pierce Warnecke )

This tracks features raw bass sound with various modulation from the lfo and an aerial lead.

A Spring Ballad (Ambre Basuyaux-Cousin)

This track is a spring version of the Minibrute. It features a sunny square lead modulated by a speed LFO on the pitch, followed by a soft triangle bass.

Drum'n'Brute (Jean-Baptiste Arthus)

Old school flavor drum'n'bass track showing the sub-osc capability and a little sequence driving a full resonating filter.

Main Features

  • Monophonic synthesizer
  • 100% Analog Audio Signal Path
  • Steiner-Parker 2 pole Multimode Filter (Low Pass, Band Pass, High Pass and Notch)
  • Voltage Controlled Oscillator with Sub-Osc (Square, Sine, -1 & -2 oct)
  • Oscillator Mixer (Sub, Sawtooth, Square, Triangle, White Noise, Audio In)
  • Signal Enhancers :
    • Pulse Width Modulation
    • Ultrasaw generating shimmering sawtooth waveforms
    • Metalizer bringing extreme triangle harmonics
  • Brute Factor™ delivering saturation and rich harmonics
  • LFO1 with 6 waveforms (Sine, Triangle, Sawtooth, Square, Random Square, Random Sine) and bi-polar modulation destinations (to PWM & Metalize, Pitch, Filter, Amplifier)
  • LFO1 clock syncable to Arpeggiator (Arpeg, or free).
  • LFO2 with selectable rate and 3 vibrato modes (trill up, trill down, sine)
  • Two ADSR Envelope Generators with selectable slow/fast speed (from 1 millisecond to more than 10 seconds)
  • Keyboard Tracking on the VCF Cutoff
  • 25 note semi-weighted keyboard with aftertouch (assignable to Cutoff or Vibrato amount)
  • Mod Wheel (assignable to Cutoff, Vibrato, or LFO amount)
  • Pitch Wheel (with selectable bend range)
  • Octave selector from -2 to +2 octaves
  • External Analog Audio Input
  • CV In/Out :
    • CV Inputs: Pitch, Filter, Amp
    • CV Output: Pitch (tracks the keyboard and pitch wheel)
    • Gate In/Out
    • Gate source selector (Audio/Hold/Keyboard)
  • MIDI In/Out with 5 pin DIN connectors
  • USB MIDI In/Out
  • 1/4” Audio Output and 1/4” Headphone Output
  • Full Function Arpeggiator:
    • 4 modes of arpeggiation
    • 4 octave range control
    • 6 step divisions
    • 6 Swing positions
    • Hold function
  • Tempo knob
  • Tap tempo
  • MIDI Sync
  • Rugged Aluminium enclosure
  • 12V DC 1A power

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