Arturia DrumBrute – Analog Yet Modern And Affordable

Today Arturia is announcing its new product (and no, this is not about the AudioFuse or the MaxiBrute!). Ladies and gentlemen welcome the Arturia DrumBrute, a new drum synth with an interesting set of features and a VERY affordable price ($499 / 449€).

Speaking of features, it looks like the Arturia DrumBrute is a classic analog-meets-modern-sequencing-and-connectivity beast…

Sound and Sequencer
The Arturia DrumBrute boasts 17 pure analog drum sounds (Kick 1, kick 2, snare, clap, hi-hat 1, hi hat 2, conga hi, conga lo, tom hi, tom lo, maracas, rimshot, clave, tambourine, cymbal, reverse cymbal, zap.), a sequencer with 64 patterns with up to 64 steps each (plus song mode). Being part of the Brute series, the DrumBrute features the well-known Steiner-Parker filter (high pass & low pass).

Patterns also have swing and randomness controls (global or per instrument). Polyrhythms? No problem, the DrumBrute’s tracks can be of different length.

Kick drum-fanatics will probably appreciate the two different flavors of kick drums, while the capable sequencer will please (among others) those that find the otherwise brilliant Volca family too limiting.


There’s usually no shortage of connectivity options on recent Arturia products (see our Beatstep Pro review). The DrumBrute is no exception, thanks to its multiple sync options (Internal, USB, MIDI, Clock), 4 different clock formats, 12 individual audio outputs (yay!), headphone output with both 3.5mm and ¼” jacks.

Price and Availability
$499 / 449€, available from November 17.

Were you thinking of getting the recently launched Roland Boutique TR-09? Well, probably it’s better to wait a little bit, it looks like the new Arturia DrumBrute could steal the show.

For further info, please check the official DrumBrute web page.

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