Arturia Minibrute 2 / 2S


#127

It’d be nice if the A4 could run different length sequences though.


#128

comparing them as standalones this might be true, however, the A4 can’t be combined with other modular gear that nicely, thanks to this great patch panel.
But I hear you… I don’t need it either


#129

Good perspective on this pulsn. I own a AK (will it be a MkI, we shall see). That too can do most of what these Minibrutes can do times 4, while only costing times 2. I do like all the stuff brought out on the MB2s patch panel though, and the little things like the inverter and the attenuator, though i could get this cheap enough on a modular. I think the MB2S fits better in with modulars, and actually in combo with the AK could be very potent both controlling modulars and being a part of the mix too.

It’s complicated to analyze all these factors, with price and all the subjective ‘feeling’ parts of a decision.

ADDED: Looks like you and i made some of the same points independently, Unifono. (I hadn’t read your post when i let mine drop.) The AK and the A4 MkII aren’t completely without some capability in this, as i think you are also saying.


#130

This is really really cool. I love that it can so readily do the ‘off-piste analog’ thing.


#131

I love his instagram account. Really cool stuff

He’s from Cycling '74 it seems…


#132

Maybe I’m misunderstanding you but the specs says it can ‘Individual track lengths’


#133

This can do proper fm, both exponential and linear, the A4 lfo fm can’t compete with this


#134

Or get a ALM Akemie Castle in Eurorack – if you really want that old style Yamaha DX7 kind of FM, only now with cv and dials for an interface. I like that the new Minibrutes really invite Eurorack.


#135

not the baddest idea :wink: I’d love to own one


#136

OK, I stand corrected - nice one (as the manual says: The TRACK column sets the step length of the track. It works just like setting the pattern length in NORMAL mode. The settings will only affect the active track. Press the [TRACK] keys to select the track whose scale settings will be edited.)

Really not sure how I missed that - time to experiment!


#137

I made the same mistake with my RYTM til someone corrected me on here.


#138

That’s what Elektronauts is for!


#139

Power-Up Mushrooms
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#140

Sure the A4 is complete workstation that offers more than the MB2. Actually no other synth offers more than the A4 for this price.
But I dont think it is worth comparing the features of the A4 and the MB2. To me it is really a matter of workflow : the MB2 is analog synth with a patchbay and no user-memory. For some people this would be a nightmare, for other people it can be completely liberating.

Personnally I feel more and more “locked up” when I work with the A4, and now i really want to try to work with semi-modular synth like the MB2 +an a OT. Im really attracted by the idea of having a synth without patch memory.


#141

Yeah a Digitakt with a good midi to CV interface on Eurorack (like one from Expert Sleepers) along side the MB2S. I’m excited to explore these options further. And then being able to sample this all back to the Digitakt.


#142

im in contact with Arturia right now; trying to “sign” a deal for the Minibrute 2s. Wish me luck guys … i have all fingers crossed at the moment :blush:


#143

$1000 for each of these in Oz. More than I thought they would be.
Not interested at all in a mono analog but would buy this over Prologue for sure


#144

GASing so hard for this!


#145

#146

Not really GASing on these but I do think about Eurocrack every now and again. One of these with some of the odder modules out there would be pretty cool. I really like a few of the sample modules and crazier FX boxes. Pairing a set up with the OT would be a lot of fun.