Arturia DrumBrute Analogue Drum Machine
Providing 17 distinct, fully analogue drum and percussion instruments with an intuitive sequencer, massive connectivity, a two-mode Steiner-Parker filter, and dynamic performance controls, the Arturia DrumBrute will take your beat production to the next level.
- 17 pure analogue drum sounds
- 64 patterns with up to 64 steps each
- Song mode for chaining patterns
- Pattern effects including Swing, Randomness and Pattern Looper
- Steiner Parker output filter with bypass
- Multiple sync options
- Individual audio outputs
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Create energetic and exciting drum beats with a single, user-friendly device. With its vast sonic potential and smooth workflow, DrumBrute meets and exceeds the expectations of demanding musicians. Bridging the gap between inspiration and technology, DrumBrute offers punchy analogue drum sounds, advanced 64 step / 64 pattern sequencing possibilities and ultra-effective performance controls.
Create Your Perfect Kit Using The Best Analogue Sounds
Every single one of the seventeen drum & percussion parts is 100% analogue, and carries the savage DNA of the Brute synth family. DrumBrute is fully polyphonic, so all of its sounds can be played simultaneously and twisted by the nasty two-mode 12dB Steiner-Parker filter. Soft, sharp, pure, trashy, or devastating... DrumBrute lets you create an exciting, personal sound palette that will electrify your music.
Big Sounds Without The Big Budget
A collection of 17 distinct analogue drum instruments: an advanced 64-step drum sequencer with song mode: a polyrhythmic, step-repeat glitch machine: a performance powerhouse and sequence looper. DrumBrute is all of this. It can also act as your creative hub, as its vast connectivity allows you to output different sections of your mix separately, and connect to all your existing studio & performance gear with USB, MIDI, and Clock I/O.
More than the sum of its parts, DrumBrute combines the technical perfection of studio gear with the excitement of a playable instrument
Workflow On Overdrive
Every feature and detail in DrumBrute has been designed to amplify your creative flow. Producing? DrumBrute makes shaping your sound and building your rhythmic patterns a breeze. Performing? DrumBrute gives you massive connectivity and vital control. Every function is immediately accessible from the front panel. No dropdown menu, no waste of time.
The built-in advanced step sequencer is one of the most important aspects of DrumBrute. The focus on workflow was taken to the extreme: 16 highly reactive step buttons so you never miss a beat: individual & global swing parameters to add feel: randomness controls that transform your pattern from unpredictable to completely chaotic... all with a simple and intuitive interface.
Based on the award-winning BeatStep Pro sequencer, this 64-step sequencer goes even further by implementing exciting new features.
The swing feature shifts one step over two which is perfect for getting a groovy feel. This parameter can be applied separately for each instrument or globally.
The Randomness factor, that can be individual or global, can transform your pattern from unpredictable to completely chaotic by giving to each step a certain probability to be played or shut.
The DrumBrute step sequencer allows you to record without quantization. By responding to the exact timing of your performance, you get more organic results.
Focus on the hi-hat pattern to hear the powerful fills you can create with this feature. The exclusive step repeat feature lets you subdivide a step in 2, 3 or 4 sub-steps, allowing to breathe life into your fills without changing overall resolution for your patterns.
Drawing inspiration from classic vintage drum machines, Arturia added an accent feature which gives certain hits additional emphasis, giving your pattern a more dynamic feel.
The roller allows you to accelerate the creation of your pattern by repeating a sound at a given interval (1/4, 1/8, 1/16 or 1/32) to fill certain step of your pattern.
Let's take a closer look at what DrumBrute has to offer...
17 Pure Analogue Drum Sounds
All analogue, all the time. Two flavours of kick drums, wide-ranging snare and clap settings, two hi-hats with separate tone and decay controls, and more. The DrumBrute offers a wider sound palette than any other analogue drum machine on the market.
64 Patterns With Up To 64 Steps
Easily create your own patterns by using the STEP and ACCENT buttons or play them in real-time from the pads. The looper lets you instantly modify your beat and create real-time pattern effects, making this the perfect performance drum machine.
Make your own song by chaining up to sixteen patterns.
DrumBrute integrates a remarkable two-mode Steiner-Parker filter which allows you to create really dynamic, interesting effects. The filter can be set to low-pass mode, high-pass mode or bypassed entirely. The cut-off and resonance controls let you get really hands on, giving you huge scope to shape the sound of your drums. Add depth to your beat, emphasise its tone, make it dirty, and animate it with live sweep effects.
Sync To The World
DrumBrute can sync to external MIDI devices, vintage sequencers using DIN sync, modular synths with 1PPS clock and to a computer via USB. The DrumBrute is made to be the rhythm centre of your production setup.
3.5mm and 1/4 inch outputs allow you direct connection with any kind of headphone.
You can listen to and mix all your drums via the MIX output or you can remove them from the mix by connecting to the individual outs. This allows for external processing of each sound.
With USB, MIDI, and Arturia's trademark clock & DIN sync I/O, you can connect to almost any device on the market today.