Product Description for the Arturia Drumbrute + Audio-Technica ATH-M20X Headphones
product Description For Arturia Drumbrute, With Audio-Technica ATH-M20X Headphones
1 x Arturia Drumbrute
1 x Audio-Technica ATH-M20X Headphones
Arturia Drumbrute :
The sound DNA come from Arturia’s other Brute instruments – so expect edgy sounds and, naturally, another Steiner-Parker filter.
Now, the fact that it’s “analog” I’m sure will mean fodder on forums for people to bash certain recent digital offerings. But that’s of course not the point. It’s a matter of whether an instrument sounds good, and whether you get the kind of control over the sound that makes it fun to play. And on a drum machine, it’s also increasingly whether sequencing and other production features make a satisfying package.
I’d like to bite my tongue, but of course I have to compare to the TR-09 from Roland. Again, those forum kids are likely to complain that the TR-09 is digital – but that’s not really the issue, as the thing sounds terrific (and it sounds like a 909, which this won’t).
But what’s blatantly obvious looking at the DrumBrute is that it’s made in 2016. It’s got pads and performance features we’ve come to expect (since even looking back to the 1980s, we’ve all seen MPCs). It has more hands-on controls of the sounds – and presumably a greater sonic range, for anyone bored with the 909.
Here’s the thing. I don’t think the TR-09 is competition for the DrumBrute, and I don’t think the DrumBrute is competition for the TR-09. People who want 909 sounds will still turn to the TR-09. And even though the TR-09 does far less, to some, that’s going to be a selling point – it’s a simpler instrument dedicated to doing one thing that a lot of people want. On the other hand, for people looking to get as much bang for the buck as they can, the DrumBrute is going to be naturally appealing, because it does so much.
The real competition for the DrumBrute to me is stuff like the MFB instruments – and devices costing a lot more. And I think it’s incredible what Arturia have done for this market, not only making analog instruments affordable, but connected ones – with onboard CV and with lots of controls.
And most importantly, the DrumBrute isn’t a reissue of anything, or a clone of anything. It’s at last a serious new entry for entry-level drum machines. And that means it’s worth forming an opinion about.
Audio-Technica ATH-M20X Headphones :
The ATH-M20x professional monitor headphones are a great introduction to the critically acclaimed M-Series line. Modern design and high-quality materials combine to deliver a comfortable listening experience, with enhanced audio and effective isolation. An excellent choice for tracking and mixing.
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