Arturia has unleashed the DrumBrute, a 100% analog drum machine and sequencer designed with live performance and in-depth sound editing from the ground up, as well as a wider sound palette than any other analog drum machine on the market. Two flavors of kick drums are available, as well as wide-ranging snare and clap settings, two hi-hats with separate tone and decay controls, and several percussion options.
Arturia DrumBrute Highlights:
» DrumBrute contains 17 fully analog drum and percussion instruments, including two kicks, snare, clap, open / closed hats, high and low toms, conga, maracas, rimshot, clave, tambourine, zap, cymbal, and even a reverse cymbal.
» Exciting synth features: the main output contains a highly regarded two-mode Steiner-Parker filter, allowing you to add dynamic frequency sweeps and big bass drops during a live performance. Not only that, but every drum sound has multiple parameters that can be tweaked to achieve your desired sound.
» Easy to use: each one of DrumBrute’s 64 sequences can contain up to 64 steps, and can be chained together in a song mode. Despite this massive performance power, punching in your perfect beat is simple and fast. Fans of vintage drum machines will feel right at home with the familiar layout.
» No menus: every feature has its own dedicated button, knob, or pad, so you’ll spend less time navigating endless sub-menus and more time making music.
» In-depth editing: get in the groove with the natural Swing feature, inspire yourself by dialing in some Randomness, mix up your rhythm with Step Repeat, Roller and Looper functions, accent particular drum hits to add some punch to your beat.
» Plays well with others: DrumBrute has extensive connectivity and sync options, including MIDI, Clock, 1PPS, 2PPQ, DIN24, and DIN48. This means that DrumBrute will work seamlessly with all of your other modular, synth, and sequencing gear.
» DrumBrute boasts dedicated audio outputs for each instrument channel providing options for external processing and multitrack recording.
» Both 3.5mm and 1/4″ headphone outputs
» It can act as a fully-fledged MIDI interface to control your DAW.
» Reliable on stage: with rugged housing, chunky pads, and wiggle-free knobs.
Arturia DrumBrute Features:
» 17 analog drum sounds
— Kick 1, kick 2, snare, clap, hi-hat 1, hi-hat 2, conga hi, conga low, tom hi, tom low, maracas, rimshot, clave, tambourine, cymbal, reverse cymbal, zap.
— Wide-range controls allow for many new and unique sounds.
— 2 different flavors of kick drums
— Unique analog Reverse Cymbal
» 64 patterns with up to 64 steps each
» Separate accent per drum
» Song mode for chaining patterns
» Pattern effects
— Swing that can be global or per instrument
— Randomness per instrument for generating variations.
— Pattern Looper for beat repeat functions
» Steiner Parker output filter with bypass
» Multiple sync options
— 1PPS, 2PPQ, DIN24, DIN48
» USB MIDI interface
» Individual audio outputs
» Headphone output with both 3.5mm and 1/4” jacks
» Create polyrhythms: Each drum track can be a separate length.
A powerful beat-making instrument that carries the savage DNA of the MicroBrute, MiniBrute, and MatrixBrute.
Arturia’s DrumBrute will be available in November and costs $499 / €449.