Purchasing luxurious wooden side panel for new (or old) analog synthesizers / drum machines may seem a little over the top. Are the really needed? Perhaps no. No matter if the material is plastic, fake wood or real wood – the synth sounds the same. However, that exeptional feel of an instrument is of vital importance to many musicians.
The new MiniBrute RED looks pretty smart. Although, to be honest, the see-through MicoBrute RED looks even nicer. Anyway, if you’re interested in a red Mini or Micro – remember: the MiniBrute has an arpeggiator, the MicroBrute a sequencer. Owning a MiniBrute SE (with sequencer!), I forgot about that … and was quite surprised to get a MiniBrute RED (well, two …) with arpeggiator. My mistake, of course.