Thursday, October 06, 2016

New Arturia DrumBrute Analog Drum Synth w/ Sequencer for €449 / $499 Leaked

The official press release and better pics will follow in a follow-up post. [Update: the official PR post is now up here]. The following has been rolling in from various readers of the site. The news is out there, so I don't want to fall too far behind, and my readers always come first. My motto has always been to not leak press releases, so I will not do that. However, anything already online is fair game, and not posting it would be a slight to my readers, so here you go!

"DrumBrute is a pro grade, full analog, drum machine at a knockout price

Taking roots on the long-standing history of classic drum machines it builds on the look and sound of the ‘Brute’ franchise. DrumBrute offers seventeen true analog sounds, unique performance effects, modern step sequencer, ease of use, and great connectivity.

For the last five years we’ve constantly been asking the dealers which product they expected from Arturia. The very most frequent answer has always been: 'an analog drum machine'. They asked, we listened: a new analog classic is born! We hope you’re as excited as we are!


- Seventeen pure analog drum sounds
. Kick 1, kick 2, snare, clap, hihat 1, hi hat 2, conga hi, conga lo, tom hi, tom lo, maracas, rimshot, clave, tambourine, cymbal, reverse cymbal, zap.
- Wide-range of controls allowing for many new and unique sounds.
.Two different flavors of kick drums
. Our unique analog Reverse Cymbal

- 64 patterns with up to 64 steps each
- Separate accent per drum
- Step Repeat for creating looping glitch effects
- Song mode for chaining patterns
- Pattern effects:
. Swing & randomness that can be global or per instrument
. Pattern Looper for beat repeat functions
- Steiner Parker output filter with bypass (high pass & low pass)
- Multiple sync options (Internal, USB, MIDI, Clock)
. Four different clock format
- Twelve individual audio outputs
- Headphone output with both 3.5mm and ¼” jacks
- Create polyrhythms
. Each drum track can be of separate length


Modern indie-rock hipster for the sound, the ease of use, the great design and the analog character that DrumBrute offers.

Dance music producers / DJs are looking for a drum machine that will move a dance floor. They’ll love the two kicks and the large array of performance oriented features.

Hip-Hop artists, and especially beatmakers looking to get some heavy hip-hop analog flavor. DrumBrute’s versatility perfectly delivers the sounds this key target group is looking for.

Electronic musicians in their 50s who are into Tangerine Dream, Jean Michel Jarre, Kraftwerk. They need more than just a snare and kick: fortunately DrumBrute has seventeen instruments and it will even clock to their vintage set-up!


The sound of DrumBrute is based on the best of the best classic analog drum sounds. Sound profiles were created from the past but then the circuits were designed to build up DrumBrute’s own sound signature.

Two styles of kick drums, wide ranging snare and clap setting, two hi hats with tone and separate decay times, reverse cymbal, zap and more. DrumBrute offers a wider sound palette than any other analog drum machine bellow 1500€/$.

DrumBrute is designed to give musicians the same great hands-on experience they get from our other award winning Brute instruments. All sound parameters can be changed instantly and set with the nice intuitive interface. DrumBrute is truly easy to use! No need to read the manual!

DrumBrute is not only about creating a beat: it’s also about tweaking it and making it evolve in real time! DrumBrute adds loads of innovative features like our Step Repeat, Pattern Looper, Mute/Solo groups, song mode, Randomness and Swing functions per track. Finger drummers will love the ability to play quantised or semiquantised on ultra sensitive pads.

DrumBrute is the only analog drum machine in its price category to offer as much as 12 separate audio outputs! DrumBrute is a swiss army knife for syncing your gear. It will basically sync with any set up: Eurorack, vintage Roland gears, Korg Volca, DAW, MIDI devices…"


  1. What about the Brute factor om each drum? It ain't a Brute without Brute!

  2. This sounds like an elaborate troll.

    "lectronic musicians in their 50s who are into Tangerine Dream, Jean Michel Jarre, Kraftwerk. They need more than just a snare and kick: fortunately DrumBrute has seventeen instruments and it will even clock to their vintage set-up!"

    so beautiful.. a tear welled up