Arturia launches limited-edition red-letter synths to relight your musical firepower

Monday, July 4th, 2016

Arturia’s amazingly compact and bijou MiniBrute Analog Synthesizer took the unsuspecting synth world by storm when first firing a salvo in its original battleship-grey livery that clearly meant musical business, boasting MIDI, USB, and CV connectivity together with a host of unique features. Rapidly resetting the price-performance benchmark with what an analogue monosynth could (and should) be in the modern musical age, awards aplenty and sales success soon came calling. Consequently, Arturia’s red-hot hardware calling card helped heat up competition in the productive process as rival manufacturers followed the trendsetting company’s lead. Low and behold, another analogue renaissance was soon in full flow… only this time it was time for new designs to take the lead over overpriced and often unreliable vintage synths.

Fortunately for Arturia, its marketable MiniBrute Analog Synthesizer was far from being a ‘one-hit wonder’ when followed up by its just as big-sounding smaller brother-in-analogue-arms, the MicroBrute Analog Synthesizer. Squeezing all the basic building blocks of an analogue monosynth classic into an even more portable package that’s pure hands-on fun at an even more affordable price, the MicroBrute Analog Synthesizer was guaranteed to bring big smiles to go from the get-go with those just as big sounds!

So both the MiniBrute Analog Synthesizer and MicroBrute Analog Synthesizer sound great, having opened the ears of many musicians to the delights of subtractive synthesis in easy-to-carry form factors that are as easy to use as they are easy on the eye. However, looking great is in the eye of the beholder. But while the limited-edition (silver) MiniBrute SE and (white, blue, or yellow) MicroBrute SE were clearly colourful to boot, by being dressed in red the latest limited-edition MiniBrute RED Analog Synthesizer and MicroBrute RED Analog Synthesizer are hot to musically trot! The transparent nature of the MicroBrute RED Analog Synthesizer’s chassis even allows its all-important electronics to shine forth for all to see (as well as hear). A surefire hit on the world’s stages that’s sure to stand out from the crowd!

Colourful makeovers apart, what makes the MiniBrute and MicroBrute synths sound so special? Simply put, the former excels at delivering fat bass lines, screaming leads, and fascinating sonic experiments, thanks to analogue innovations including its standout Steiner-Parker multimode FILTER, multi-wave OSCILLATOR and Sub-Osc (sub-oscillator), and Brute Factor control (to add anything from subtle overdrive to wreaking full-blown intermodulation havoc); sharing that same Steiner-Parker FILTER, the latter is packed with mixable waveforms, a new sub-oscillator design, super-fast ENVELOPE, sync- able LFO (Low Frequency Oscillator), STEP SEQUENCER, and a patchable MOD MATRIX while weighing in at only 1.75kg!

With walkaway pricing to die for, pick up a MiniBrute RED Analog Synthesizer or MicroBrute RED Analog Synthesizer today to become the musical talk of the town! Though best be quick… you’ll be seeing red if you miss out on one or both (or more) of these red-hot must-haves! Maybe it’s time to relight your musical firepower?
The MiniBrute RED Analog Synthesizer is available to purchase at any authorised Arturia dealer or online directly from Arturia  here: 

For more in-depth information, please visit the dedicated MiniBrute RED Analog Synthesizer product webpage here:

The MicroBrute RED Analog Synthesizer is available to purchase at any authorised Arturia dealer or online directly from Arturia here: 

For more in-depth information, please visit the dedicated MicroBrute RED Analog Synthesizer product webpage here: 



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