The Arturia DrumBrute looks like quite a thing, doesn’t it?
Yes, with typical Red Dog Music understatement we announce what is likely to be one of the most popular products of the next year – the Arturia DrumBrute, an analogue drum machine with a whole bunch of features at a price that is sure to put it on the wish list of many.
Introducing the Arturia DrumBrute
We could write lots of text here, full of clichéd words like ‘fat’. But we’re sure you’d rather just hear it. So here you go:
Now that you’ve heard it and had an overview of what it can do, let’s take a look at what the specs actually are:
Arturia DrumBrute – the features and specs
All analogue, all the time. Two flavours of kick drums, wide-ranging snare and clap settings, two hi-hats with separate tone and decay controls, and more. The Arturia DrumBrute offers a wider sound palette than any other analogue drum machine on the market.
Easily create your own patterns by using the STEP and ACCENT buttons or play them in real-time from the pads. The looper lets you instantly modify your beat and create real-time pattern effects, making this the perfect performance drum machine.
Make your own song by chaining up to sixteen patterns.
Swing can be global or per drum. This gives your music a feel and groove that will light up the dance floors.
Randomness can be applied to all instruments globally or to individual tracks. This ranges from adding small variations to change the feel, to huge variations generating crazy, random patterns for more experimental music.
The Steiner-Parker filter on the output allows you to create interesting sweeps and do on-the-fly tricks like dropping out the bass and emphasising the highs, ready to kick in the low end at a moment’s notice.
The Arturia DrumBrute can sync to external MIDI devices, vintage sequencers using DIN sync, modular synths with 1PPS clock and to a computer via USB. The DrumBrute is made to be the rhythm centre of your production setup.
3.5mm and 1/4” outputs allow you direct connection with any kind of headphone.
You can listen to and mix all your drums via the MIX output or you can remove them from the mix by connecting to the individual outs. This allows for external processing of each sound.
With USB, MIDI, and Arturia’s trademark clock & DIN sync I/O, you can connect to almost any device on the market today.
Summing up the DrumBrute
It looks great feature-wise, from what we’ve heard, it sounds pretty sweet as well, and that’s before you get to the price. I reckon Arturia are onto a winner with this one. If you want to receive yours from the first UK shipments, preorder your Arturia DrumBrute today!
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