The Arturia MiniBrute 2 could easily be chosen “People’s-Analog-Synthesizer Number ONE of the decade”. It certainly has all the refinements that a modern versatile analog synth should have. But in… Read More
SUPERBOOTH19 – Synth Expo Berlin (Part 1)
SuperBooth 2019. Not in his wildest dreams could a synthesizer / modular fan expect to find a trade fair in the class of SuperBooth 2019. But, look! SuperBooth is for… Read More
Arturia MicroFreak – the hybrid “Algorithmic Synthesizer”
Bread and circuses for the public. Or rather spices and action, which is fine as well. The Arturia MicroFreak is a small digital-analog synthesizer. Digital oscillators, analog filter. Nothing new,… Read More
Arturia MatrixBrute: analog sound with warmth?
Quick addendum to the Arturia MatrixBrute. That French icon of luxury offers a vast synth architecture with massive features and control options. While there is no doubt about the instrument’s impressive technical potential, there… Read More
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… Read More
Arturia MiniBrute 2S – hybrid sequencer-synth
Arturia’s latest coup. The MiniBrute 2S comes without any traditional keyboard, but with a massive hardware step-sequencer (triple-layered!), including rubber-pad keys plus sequencer-extras, such as swing factor and presets of exotic scales.… Read More
Arturia MiniBrute 2 – a small MatrixBrute?
Good news: Arturia launches the MiniBrute 2. A real Brute, with 2 VCOs, 2 LFOs, Steiner-VCF, sequencer / arpeggiator and a respectable modulation matrix (CV-panel). Especially that patchbay – placed… Read More
Arturia MatrixBrute – a French icon of luxury
Arturia MatrixBrute – a fabulous instrument. This synthesizer, available since the beginning of 2017, will some day count among one of the REALLY BIG instruments of the new century. A… Read More
MatrixBrute on the Valerian Soundtrack
A short (video) documentary on multi-award winning composer Alexandre Desplat. Giving a rare insight into his creative process, Desplat demonstrates how he integrates modern electronic instruments like the Arturia MatrixBrute analog… Read More
Arturia MatrixBrute – a programmable MODULAR?
Here it is – the NEW Brute synthesizer. Matrix by name, matrix by nature. That namesake modulation matrix is at the heart of MatrixBrute, making the most of each ‘module’… Read More