Once something gets on my radar, I will eventually check it out when it makes sense. I don’t care if it has been out for a while, I’m looking for tools that fit my workflow or specific needs at the time. I say that because I’ve known about the PolyBrute for a while, and even tested out the MatrixBrute at one point. Plus, I own or have owned the MiniBrute 1 & 2 and the MicroBrute as well! Right now, the MiniBrute 2S is the center of my modular rig and has been for a few years.
I felt it was finally time to checkout the PolyBrute, from a demos and videos over the years I felt like it may fit nice into my setup and cover a lot of what I look for in a poly synth. It has tons of control, has a nice sound, is easy to manipulate, and it also looks good!
What got my interested is that it didn’t just seem like a poly Mini or MatrixBrute. It had its own sound, and I could hear some smooth, subtle, not so “brutish” sounds coming out of it. So I reached out to zZounds to see if I could test it out for a bit. I haven’t fully decided if I am going to make it a permanent piece in my setup yet, but my initial thoughts are definitely leaning in that direction. I’ve only had it for a few weeks, so I need to spend some more time with it to see how it really fits my workflow from a music production and sound design perspective.
However, my initial thoughts are that there is nothing on the market that does with this synth is doing, the way it does it. At the end of the day it is very powerful, but most importantly, it is FUN to use. Arturia really did a great job here.
Buy the Arturia PolyBrute here: https://www.zzounds.com/a–1786589/item–ARAPOLYBRUTE?siid=286372
*Using my zZounds.com affiliate links when you make a purchase helps the site/channel. Prices are the same for you but I get a small percentage for any sales I refer, thanks!