Arturia DrumBrute / MicroBrute Creation Edition

It was only a matter of time before Arturia reloaded on the DrumBrute and MicroBrute theme. Similar to the MicroBrute special colors, there’s now a special CREATION EDITION available. No new features, but AirBrush look instead. With a touch of Michelangelo – which makes no difference in terms of sound, but looks chic.

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And again those famous hands from the Sistine Chapel. It’s not Nokia here, but Arturia. Connecting People? The slogan could remain the same …

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Good news: Arturia prices remain – more or less – unchanged. 449 Euros (DrumBrute Creation), 299 Euros (MicroBrute Creation). Target group? All people assiciated with electro, the “scene”, club, graffiti, live performance.

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Ok, ok … a new look doesn’t change those somewhat questionable DrumBrute sounds. But admittedly: the black side panels are doing much better than the (artificial) wood used so far …Arturia-Creative-Series-05

… and the combination of anthracite (body) and yellow (panel graphics) is extremely tasteful …

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Finally, the associated promotional video. “Touched by Inspiration”? It’s somewhat questionable whether the sound is more inspiring or (possibly) annoying …

Anyway: The new DrumBrute / MicroBrute CREATION EDITION looks great. Mission accomplished!

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Link: www.arturia.com/creation-edition

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1 Comment

  1. Street art + analog + Michelangelo = I kind of like it!
    I have the MicroBrute and it an amazing piece of gear, now I might get this DrumBrute. Only the video music choice is extremely awkward…why?

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