Arturia Microbrute and Volca Beats Bundle

Arturia Microbrute and Volca Beats Bundle

Product code: artmicrobrutevolbeats

Great synth bundle of Arturia's powerful little synth the Microbrute and Korg's compact but punchy Volca Beats.

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    Great synth bundle of Arturia's powerful little synth the Microbrute and Korg's compact but punchy Volca Beats.

    Main Features

    • 100% Analogue audio signal path monophonic synthesizer
    • Voltage Controlled Oscillator with new Overtone Sub-Osc
    • 25 note mini Keyboard
    • Real analogue drum sounds created with reference to classic rhythm machines
    • Six editable analogue drum parts with one knob per function for easy editing
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    Package consists of:

    • 1 x Arturia MicroBrute Analogue Monophonic Synthesizer
    • 1 x Korg Volca Beats Analogue Rhythm Machine

    Arturia MicroBrute Analogue Monophonic Synthesizer

    The Arturia MicroBrute offers the pure analogue sound of the MiniBrute in a smaller format with some unique features.
    Packed with mixable waveforms, a new sub oscillator design, the famous Steiner-Parker multimode filter, super fast envelope, syncable LFO and the new step sequencer, not to mention the patchable mod matrix the MicroBrute is a landmark new synth at an incredible price.

    100% Analogue
    The Voice path on the MicroBrute is 100% Analogue, not digitally controlled analogue, not digital oscillators with a wave shaper, but true honest analogue. This gives MicroBrute the same sort of rich, warm sound found in its award winning big brother, the MiniBrute.

    Making Waves
    The MicroBrute oscillator generates multiple wave shapes at one time. The wave mixer allows you to blend these different waveforms in varying levels to create and unending variety of sounds.

    Some synths that cost 2, 3 and 4 times as much only allow you to enable or disable the waveforms. This leaves you with 2 or 3 options for the raw sound. The MicroBrute oscillator does not hold back on sonic capabilities and allows you the freedom to create your own sound. To further scuplt your sound, there are waveshapers on every waveform to add variety and movement. As well as pulse wdith modulation on the square wave, you get the triangle wave Metalizer and the analogue Ultrasaw for the sawtooth. The Metalizer adds upper end harmonics to the normally dark triangle wave and can produce some sharp cutting bass sounds. The Ultrasaw makes the single saw sound like 2 or 3 saw waves that are slightly detuned making it the biggest single analogue wave you have ever heard.

    The newly designed Sub oscillator, named Overtone, is much more than the typical sub. This will of course create a standard square wave 1 octave down from the oscillators root pitch, giving you deep octave spread goodness but it goes further by having a harmonic control that increases the upper overtones until the pitch finally reaches a full 5th above the root oscillator.

    This in effect gives you a two-oscillator sound. The sub>5th control allows for a wealth of sounds between as well. Add the ability to modulate this and you get the baddest, boldest sub oscillator ever.

    Steiner-Parker Filter
    When Arturia chose the Steiner-Parker filter on the MiniBrute they knew they had a winning combination. They've decided to leave this classic filter on the MicroBrute as well. Known for having its own distinctive sound and its wide range of tonal options, the Steiner-Parker is a staple filter in the modular synth world.

    The MicroBrute offers three modes of this great filter : Low Pass, Band Pass and High Pass.

    Brute Factor
    The Brute Factor™ simulates a trick that people used to do on a certain synth by taking the output from the headphone out and routing it back to the external input. Arturia have refined this and made it into a more controllable circuit that at low levels gives you a saturated and enhanced low end sound and at high levels can wreck havok on sound systems everywhere.

    Mod Matrix
    The modulation matrix takes the MicroBrute into a whole new arena of sound possibilities. Being able to change the default mod routings and create your own patches sets MicroBrute apart from the crowd. It also opens the MicroBrute up to being much more than just a compact synth. It allows the MicroBrute to work well as an expander and companion to the MiniBrute. For those with modular synths, the MicroBrute can become a controller, a set of modules that can be integrated as well as a signal processor

    The LFO allows for a wide range of modulation possibilities. With an extended frequency range it can create subtle vibrato effects, long evolving modulations, or even reach into the lower realms of exponential cross mod effects. Normally patched to control the pitch of the oscillator, you can always patch the output to control the filter cutoff for wobble basses or patch it to the pulse width, saw animator or sub inputs to create thick and rich waveshaper effects.

    The envelope was tailored to offer a range of 'times' that are best suited to a mono synth. This means that there is plenty of punch and fast attack for creating the hardest hitting basses and electronic kicks around. Normally routed to the Metalizer, the envelope allows for sync-sweep types of effects that are perfect for cutting leads. Using the mod matrix, patch it to the pitch and now you will have the start of percussive zaps, kick drums and alien craft landing sounds. Use the Mod matrix output and make the envelope a 3rd modulation envelope with a MiniBrute or an extra one for your ever growing modular synth.

    The MicroBrute allows full connectivity to the modern world. The MicroBrute features USB 2.0 MIDI input and output and responds to MIDI notes, modwheel, pitch bend and will sync to MIDI clock. The 5 Pin DIN MIDI Input allows you to use the MicroBrute as a sound module with a full sized keyboard giving you a wider range of playability.

    MicroBrute supports the standard 1 Volt per octave format found on most modern modular synthesizers, and also on the MiniBrute. This make the MicroBrute a great addition to both modular users and MiniBrute users.

    MiniBrute users can have the sequencer of the MicroBrute drive the MiniBrute via CV/GATE. They can use the envelope and LFO CV outputs to add a third env and LFO to your MiniBrute via the Filter, Pitch or VCA inputs.

    Modular users can use the MicroBrute's sequencer, keyboard, envelope and LFO to add a vast amount of functionality to their modulars. Modular users would typically spend more money for a Steiner-Parker filter alone (which you could also use via the audio input) much less the other controls that are available.

    Audio In
    Audio processing of external sources is possible with the Audio Input. You can run your drums through the MicroBrute's filter and Brute Factor™. Shape the sound or modulate a vocal part. Use the external input along with a sequence that is modulating the filter to get some great rhythmic tonal changes to a guitar solo or bass line. The possibilities are endless.

    Step Sequencer
    The built in step sequencer allows for quick and creative pattern making. It has 8 sequences that can be up to 64 steps each. They are remembered on power off so you won't lose them. Simply put the mode switch to REC, start pressing notes on the keyboard and entering rests using the Tap Tempo buttons. When you are finished, just move the mode switch back to OFF or PLAY when you are finished. It is that easy.

    The Step sequencer allows for a number of trigger modes and playback modes. These are set in using the free editor software that you can download from the Arturia web page.

    You can choose the time base from the following step sizes 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32.

    You can have the sequences trigger from the Keyboard or start playing right when you select PLAY.

    You can have the sequences play to the end when you switch them or have them change immediately... and more.

    So now that you have your sequences, you want to save them and clear them out to create some more. Using the software editor, you can import and export your sequences to your computer.

    Dimensions and Weight
    Dimensions: 325 x 221 x 60 mm
    Weight: 1.750 Kg

    Korg Volca Beats Analogue Rhythm Machine

    Mini analogue drum machine with real analogue classic drum sounds, 16-step sequencer, additional PCM sound engine, plus SYNC and MIDI inputs.
    Even today, more than thirty years after the age dominated by analogue synthesizers, EDM producers just can't let go of the sound of analogue rhythm machines. Those thick sounds have the power to stand up to guitar and acoustic drums, and are still indispensable for track-making or live performance. The volca Beats gives you those analogue drums plus the easy-to-use step sequencer of the Electribe - it lets you turn your inspiration into reality and generate beats with the best high quality sounds.

    Loop sequencer distilled from the Electribe series
    Electribe-style 16-step sequencer with eight memory patches
    Stutter function generates repeated triggers that dramatically change the sequence
    Active Step function generates new bass lines by removing or inserting steps.
    Step Jump function instantly plays only the step you're pressing

    Convenient functions for incredible ease of use
    Sync In and Out allows clock sync of multiple instruments from the volca Series as well as Korg's Monotribe
    MIDI In for note entry, plus external sync and control from your DAW
    Go-anywhere analogue: play anywhere with the built-in speaker and optional battery power

    SYNC jack and MIDI IN connector allow synchronized performance with multiple units or with your DAW
    By using the sync jack you can enjoy synchronized playback with multiple volcas or with a monotribe. You can also use the SyncKontrol iPhone app to wirelessly control tap tempo, swing settings, and synchronized playback with iOS music apps via WIST.

    The MIDI IN connector lets you synchronize with other devices, as well as play the volca from any MIDI keyboard. You can also send note messages from your DAW and use the volca as an analogue sound module.

    With its compact size, battery operation, and built-in speaker, it's easy to take the volca anywhere and perform any time.

    Volca Beats : SPECIFICATIONS

    Keyboard - Multi touch trigger pad / step key

    Synthesizer Type:
    Analog synthesis (Kick, Snare, Hi Tom, Lo Tom, Closed Hi Hat/Open Hi Hat)
    PCM synthesis (Clap, Claves, Agogo, Crash)

    Kick: Click, Pitch, Decay, Part Level
    Snare: Snappy, Pitch, Decay, Part Level
    Tom: Hi Pitch, Lo Pitch, Decay, Part Level
    Hi Hat: Closed Decay, Open Decay, Grain, Part Level
    PCM: PCM Speed, Part Level


    Number of Parts: 10
    Number of Steps: 16
    Number of Recording Patterns: 8


    Audio Output: Headphones (3.5mm stereo mini jack)

    Sync In (1/8 inch monaural mini jack, Maximum input level: 20V)
    Sync Out (1/8 inch monaural mini jack, Maximum Output level: 5V)

    MIDI: In


    Power supply:
    6 AA alkaline or AA nickel-metal hydride batteries
    or KA-350 AC adapter (optional)
    Battery Life: Approximately 10 hours (using alkaline batteries)

    Dimensions (W x D x H) - 193 × 115 ×45 mm / 7.61 x 4.54 x 1.78 inches

    Weight - 372 g / 0.82lbs (Excluding batteries)

    KA-350 AC adapter

    AA alkaline battery ×6 (for verifying operation)

    Specifications and appearance are subject to change without notice for improvement.

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  • Additional Information

    Condition New
    On demo in store No
    Brand Arturia
    Keyboard Type Synth
    Number of keys 25
    Keyboard Action Synth Action