Arturia DrumBrute Impact
The Arturia DrumBute Impact delivers big analog drum tone with impressive sequencing and performance capabilities. And with its versatile sync options — MIDI, USB, Clock (four different formats), and internal — DrumBrute Impact is the perfect way to add an analog drum machine to any performance rig. A plethora of hands-on controls offers a ton of creative possibilities for everything from old-school techno and house to psytrance, dub, hip hop, and much more. And to top it off, the Arturia DrumBrute Impact features a built-in distortion circuit on the output to add just the right amount of harmonic bite.
Loaded with 10 true analog drum sounds and 64-step sequencing
The Arturia DrumBrute packs 10 different drum sounds: kick, two snares, high tom/low tom, cymbal/cowbell, closed hi-hat, open hi-hat, and FM percussion. The toms share the same sequencer lane, and you can select between high and low tom with a button press — same goes for the cymbal and cowbell sounds. When it comes to creating your custom sequences, the DrumBrute holds 64 patterns with up to 64 steps each.
Perform with pattern effects, and chain patterns with Song Mode
The DrumBute Impact offers performance effects like Pattern Looper (for beat repeats) and Step Repeat (for looping glitch effects) that make it a great instrument to improvise with. There’s also a Roller mode for creating drum rolls and buildups. Song Mode allows you to chain patterns together into a longer composition, further expanding your ability to perform with the DrumBute Impact.
4 individual audio outputs
Once you’ve created an awesome drum pattern on your drum machine and want to get it into your DAW software for processing or mixing, the last thing you want to do is have to record your drum pattern one drum sound at a time onto separate tracks — that gets old real fast. The Arturia DrumBute Impact offers 4 individual audio outputs (plus a master mix output), making it easy to record grooves into your computer as multitrack audio.
Create dynamic grooves with per-track swing, randomness, and accent
Swing and accent are two of the most common ways to add dynamic interest to a drum machine pattern. Accent is available on each track individually, as you’d expect. Swing can be applied to your pattern as a whole, and you can also apply different swing amounts to individual drum tracks if you choose. DrumBute Impact also has a randomness option, perfect for creating a more human feel — you can apply that globally or on a per-track basis too.
The sheer drumbrute impact is enough to get any gadget lover salivating. Once you get your hands on the impact you won’t be able to stop!
- 10 pure analog sounds: Kick, Snare 1, Snare 2, Tom Hi, Tom Low, Cowbell, Cymbal, Closed Hat, Open Hat, and FM Sound
- 64 patterns with up to 64 steps each
- Separate accent per drum
- Optional Color sound-shaping on all instruments (except Cowbell)
- Song mode for chaining patterns
- Polyrhythm capabilities: each drum track can be a separate length
- Swing: global or per instrument
- Randomness: generate pattern variations
- Pattern Looper for beat repeat functions
- Roller for real time instruments rolls
- Output Distortion with bypass
- Smart metronome with headphone override
- Multiple sync options: Internal / MIDI / Clock, including 1PPS, 2PPQ, DIN24, and DIN48
- USB MIDI interface
- Master output, & optional individual audio outputs for Kick, Snares, Hats and FM Sound
- 3.5mm headphone output
Type: Analog Drum Machine
Patterns: 64 patterns, Polyrhythms
Sequencer: 64 steps per pattern, Step Repeat, Pattern Looper, Song Mode
Effects Types: Distortion
Pads: 8 x Performance Pads, 16 x Sequence Buttons
Analog Outputs: 1 x 1/4″ (mix out), 4 x 1/8″ (kick, snare, hi-hat, FM drum)
Headphones: 1 x 1/8″
MIDI I/O: In/Out
Other I/O: 2 x 1/8″ (clock in/out)
USB: 1 x Type B
Power: 12V DC power supply