a bold new chapter in the story of synthesis
PolyBrute’s morphing abilities let you perform, compose, and explore sound without boundaries.
Imagine being able to sweep all the parameter settings between two different patches all at once. PolyBrute goes even further with its groundbreaking ability to gradually morph between two completely different states within any patch.
Starting on a classic synth pad, then gradually adding a brighter, more digital-sounding layer.
From a Clavinet to a Wurlitzer, and everything in between.
Hear a moody plucked sound morph into a washed-out pad.
An aggressive lead going from thin to very large and detuned, thanks to the unison features.
Launch into an infinite continuum of inspiring new sounds in between.
For morphing to work, hands-on control is essential - PolyBrutes takes it to another level. The all-new Morphée three-dimensional performance touchpad ensures that intricate morphing expression is always right at your fingertips. Manipulate any facet of PolyBrute’s sound, from delicate morphing to extreme dynamic shifts, across the X, Y and Z axis in an instant.
It doesn't end there; PolyBrute is armed to the teeth with articulate controllers to give your performances and compositions the elusive human touch.
This unparalleled sonic flexibility and expressivity is what earns PolyBrute its place in synthesizer history - a trailblazer of creativity.
The digital brain for PolyBrute’s analog
The Matrix is where PolyBrute’s analog reactivity and digital precision collide - an advanced architecture unlike any synth before it.
Instant access to 768 presets slots, including patches from the greatest sound designers in the world. No menus, no waiting - just like everything else on PolyBrute.
A tactile visual interface with everything you need to create dynamic polyphonic sequences, arpeggios, parameter motion recording and more.
A 96-point digital patchbay with up to 32 destinations - easily route any of your modulation sources and controllers to influence dozens of PolyBrute’s parameters at once.
MorphAdjust the modulation sources and destinations for the A and B states within a preset to deepen your morphing contrast and color.
A funky jazz track based on the "Wurlinet" preset, which uses morphing to transform a "Wurlizer" style electric piano sound into a clavinet! The drum parts were also created entirely on the PolyBrute.
A trip into orbit using 9 Polybrute instances. Based on a string ensemble sound (Solistrings), a sequence (Spovtnik), and a lead sound (Mini Lead).
An ambient track created on one of the early Polybrute prototypes in summer 2019. It is made up of 6 different sounds played successively live in audio on a DAW. The sounds on this track use no external effects or additional synthesis sources - it’s all PolyBrute.
A dark progressive psytrance composition, with a triple-layer pad doing the heavy lifting on the atmosphere front. It uses 10 instances of the PolyBrute, with the kick and drums coming from my personal samples.
A dreamy ambient track reminiscent of the deep atmospheres of old-school Berlin music. This track is based on 4 PolyBrute instances demonstrating the extensive possibilities of morphing, most notably with the "PPG 4.0" preset.
A track typically in the spirit of Massive Attack using 6 instances of PolyBrute to demonstrate the full extent of its power and rich sound.
This minor melodic tune is made of 9 Polybrute presets sounds from Lily’s bank, and a conga loop for a richer percussion section. All effects are internal to the PolyBrute: no external plugins were used except Ableton Live 10’s compressors.
A bewitching melodic track showing the spatial and ambient side of the instrument. A multitude of sounds, including “13 VCOs”, a pad sound “First Snowfall”, and 2 Sequences: “Floating points” and “Granular Freelance”. Everything but the percussion is made on PolyBrute.
A simple and straight techno track. Everything but the kick is coming from the PolyBrute. Based on the “Pulsar” preset with some SFX presets like “FX Hoover” and “Massacre”.
A Hands-On Analog Experience
PolyBrute puts all that analog power right up front with dedicated knobs and switches, offering unmatched control and immediacy.
Almost everything you touch also generates MIDI, so you can capture your every move as part of your DAW productions. Need some instant attitude? Crank up the enhanced Steiner filter’s Brute Factor. Want to change the cutoff on both filters at once? Grab the Master Cutoff knob. Time to move the floor beneath your feet? Dial in VCO 2’s sub-oscillator. It’s all right there in front of you.
Arturia have done it again! The brand new PolyBrute is the synth the world’s been waiting for. The 6 voice PolyBrute is the most inspiring synthesiser I’ve heard in a very long time. It really does sound amazing. Tweaking is a breeze and very addictive thanks to the eye-catching 8 x 12 matrix panel inherited from its grandad, the MatrixBrute .This makes it easy to keep tabs on the exceedingly deep modulation routings the synth offers. Much more than the sum of its parts. The PolyBrute may well be the best thing to happen this year. The best Brute yet.Stephen Morris
( Joy Division & New Order )
Take a touch of matrix, add a load of poly, stir it all together and what do get? Richness by the spadeful that’s what! Unison as big as a house one moment then pads as delicate as the wind. An absolute peach of a keyboard and my new best friend.Roger Lyons
( Producer - Composer (Alt-J / Oscillator Hell) )
As soon as I played the PolyBrute, just flicking through some of the many presets, I was sold. It sounded so alive and expressive and was much more fun to play than other modern polys out there.Nick Baines
( Kaiser Chiefs )
Library management, parameter editing, and instant integration with your DAW.
Hook PolyBrute up to your computer and enjoy seamless bi-directional editing and organization. PolyBrute Connect bridges the gap between hardware and software like never before, letting you incorporate its expansive sound into your virtual studio workflow. Construct patches, go deeper with morphing tweaks, and control PolyBrute’s sound in real-time from your Mac or PC - simple.
Distinction in design
An instrument of this magnitude is deserving of only the highest attention to detail - PolyBrute is a synthesizer years in the making.
It's undergone rigorous testing to ensure a build quality of the finest calibre. Controls, buttons, and expressive components that are a delight to use, time after time. Its pristine metal chassis is embellished with luxurious dark walnut appointments for a timeless aesthetic, with a sleek, modern flare that sets it apart from the crowd.
PolyBrute is something unmistakably new, while remaining firmly rooted in synth design heritage.
- PolyBrute unit
- Power cable
Size & weight
- Instrument size : 38.3 x 14.9 x 4.4 inches (972 x 378 x 110mm)
- Instrument weight : 44 lbs. (20 Kg)
- Analog Morphing Synthesizer
- 6 voices of Polyphony
- Mono, Unison, Poly voicing
- Single, Split, Layer modes
- 61-keys with Velocity and Aftertouch
- Pitch Bend, Mod Wheel, Ribbon controllers
- Morphée touch and pressure sensitive 3D controller
- Sound Morphing capability, part A and B for each preset
- Two Analog VCO's
- Triangle + Metalizer
- Square + Pulse Width
- Linear FM
- Hard Sync
- Noise Generator
- Continuous tone from rumble noise to white noise
- Osc and Noise Mixer with Filter routing
- 12dB/Oct Steiner Parker Filter
- Continuous LP>Notch>HP>BP morphing
- Cutoff, Resonance, Brute Factor
- 24dB/Oct Ladder Filter with Distortion
- Three Envelopes
- Two ADSR
- One DADSR
- Looping capability
- Three LFOs
- LFO1 and LFO2 with waveform selection
- LFO3 with waveform shaping using Shape and Symmetry
- Rate control & Tempo Sync
- Various retrig options
- Three stereo digital effects
- Modulation FX : Chorus, Phaser, Flanger, Ring Modulation, ...
- Delay : 9 algorithms including BBD, Digital delay, ...
- Reverb : 9 algorithms including Hall, Plate, Spring, Shimmer, ...
- 768 preset slots
- 12x32 Modulation Matrix
- 64 step polyphonic sequencer
- Notes, Accent, Slide per step
- 3 tracks of automation
- Arpeggiator and Matrix Arpeggiator
- Stereo audio output
- MIDI and USB i/o + analog clock i/o
- 2 expression and 1 sustain pedal inputs