Arturia DrumBrute Impact

Analog Drum Computer

  • 10 Sounds: Kick, Snare 1, Snare 2, Tom Hi, Tom Low, Cowbell, Cymbal, Closed Hat, Open Hat and FM
  • 64 Patterns, each with up to 64 steps
  • Accentuation and switchable colour tonal colouration per instrument and step
  • Song mode
  • Poly-rhythm function
  • Swing function
  • Random
  • Pattern looper
  • Roller for drum rolls in real time
  • Distortion effect can be switched to sum
  • Integrated metronome
  • Flexible sync options: Internal / MIDI / Clock, incl. 1PPS, 2PPQ, DIN24 and DIN48
  • USB MIDI interface
  • Line output: 6.3 mm Jack
  • Group outputs for kick, snare, hi-hats and FM
  • Stereo headphone jack: 3.5 mm Mini jack
  • Clock input and output: 3.5 mm Mini jack
  • MIDI input and output
  • USB
  • Weight: 1.84 kg
  • Includes external power supply
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  • Pattern 01
  • Pattern 02
  • Pattern 03
  • Pattern 04
  • Pattern 05

Further Information

Sound Synthesis Analogue
Pads 8
Effects Yes
Bass Yes
Display Yes
Number of analog outputs 5
Headphone Connector Yes
Mains Operation Yes
Battery Operation No

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Milivoj, 13.10.2019
So I wanted to upgrade my music with some beats. Arturia Drumbrute presented a good price drum machine to get started. It is my first drum machine so i was a bit worried, how long will it take me to get to know it. I started making realy nice and dynamic beats in no time. It realy is easy to use and it has some neat tricks in its sleeve, like randomness, where you can spice up your dynamics.
Sounds are reasonably good for the price. The kick and the FM drum are great, others can be good with some tweaking. I did not like the fact that distortion knob also increases loudness, but maybe that can work in some aplications.
For the price, Arturia offers one hell of a drum machine. I am happy with the purchase.
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Peak, 31.08.2018
Having no special need for analogue drum machine (or more complex stand-alone drum machine at all), I am perhaps target audience for the Impact. It has it's weaknesses, but overall, I am quite impressed and inspired.

Pros:
- Great live playability and sequencer
- Classic, but also personal sound
- Well scaled tuning of pitch knob ranges
- Self sufficient sound palette for jamming
- Arturia's modern thought out possibilities - and I hope with firmware can be done even more
- Price

Cons:
- Irritating kick drum initial thump noise. For some beats it's good, for other, you need i.e. external filter to "shut it down". It's better to have it, with relatively easy, but not ideal way to suppress it (it also affects the rest of the wave and volume of it..), than to not have it and trying to create it somehow, but it's such dominant attribute of the sound, that not being able to control it in the box is nearly deal breaker
- Quite strong initial click in FM drum - not deal breaker, it will be masked in other sounds, but considerably limits its usability.
- Short (and shorter) envelopes for Toms.

Some suggestions for Arturia, if it's possible to change it in firmware? (or for analogue hackers):
- computer config, or another layer of "color" (or hack) for addressing Cons, give switch to more experimental pitch ranges to Toms, even more, near infinite max.release length for Snares (and even for the Kick), independent scales per track...
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