Arturia PolyBrute

The Arturia PolyBrute is a 6-voice analog polyphonic synthesizer with a rich feature set and a unique sound. Here are some of its key features:

  • 6-voice analog polyphonic synthesizer: This means that it can produce up to 6 separate sounds simultaneously, and each voice can be used to create a wide variety of sounds, from lush pads to sharp leads.
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  • 2 VCOs: This gives the PolyBrute a wide range of sound-shaping possibilities. The VCOs can be used to generate sawtooth, triangle, and square waves, which can then be modified by a variety of parameters, such as oscillator sync, pitch modulation, pulse width modulation, and more.

  • 2 VCFs: The PolyBrute has two voltage-controlled filters (VCFs). The ladder filter provides a warm, creamy sound, while the Steiner-Parker filter offers a more aggressive, resonant sound.

  • 3 Envelopes: The PolyBrute has three envelopes: VCF, VCA, and MOD. The VCF envelope controls the cutoff frequency of the filter, the VCA envelope controls the volume of the sound, and the MOD envelope can be used to modulate any of the synthesizer’s parameters.

  • 3 LFOs: The PolyBrute has three LFOs (low-frequency oscillators) that can be used to create a variety of modulation effects, such as vibrato, tremolo, and filter sweeps.

  • 12x32 Modulation Matrix: The PolyBrute’s modulation matrix allows you to connect any of its 12 modulation sources to any of its 32 modulation destinations. This gives you a virtually limitless number of possibilities for sound shaping.

  • 768 preset slots: The PolyBrute has 768 preset slots, so you can save your favorite sounds and quickly recall them.

  • Pitch Bend, Mod Wheel, Ribbon controllers: The PolyBrute has a Pitch Bend wheel, a Mod Wheel, and a Ribbon controller, which can be used to control various synthesizer parameters in real time.

  • Morphée touch and pressure sensitive 3D controller: The PolyBrute also features a Morphée touch and pressure-sensitive 3D controller, which provides an additional dimension of expression and control.

  • Sound Morphing capability: The PolyBrute’s Sound Morphing capability allows you to smoothly transition between two different presets. This can be used to create evolving soundscapes and textures.

  • Stereo digital effects: The PolyBrute has a stereo digital effects section that includes a delay, reverb, chorus, and phaser.

  • 64-step polyphonic sequencer: The PolyBrute has a 64-step polyphonic sequencer that can be used to create rhythmic patterns and melodies.

  • Arpeggiator and Matrix Arpeggiator: The PolyBrute also features an arpeggiator and a Matrix Arpeggiator, which can be used to automatically play melodies and patterns.

Oh, I would love one of those. It sounds so warm and full, I bet it would be really inspiring to sit down at and enjoy the sound design process twiddling away.