Introducing the Arturia Drumbrute Impact – a gritty analog drum machine that combines cutting-edge analog sounds with powerful processing. This revamped drum machine features 10 hard-hitting analog drum sounds, ranging from thumping kick drums to in-your-face snares, all with classic warmth and grit that is sought-after in the music world.
Innovative Colour Sound-Shaping
One of the most unique controls on the Drumbrute Impact is the ‘Colour’ function. You can use it to introduce unique, per-instrument effects for tonal variation, adding distortion, extra snap or crack to your sounds. You can even create automated changes by using the Colour control within a sequence. The built-in distortion also offers added crunch for your sounds.
Powerful 64-Step Sequencer
The integrated sequencer allows you to create rhythms and patterns on the fly. The 64-step sequencer provides the ability to store and recall up to 64 patterns, allowing you to create everything from drum and percussive loops to creating melodic patterns and polyrhythms. An integrated touch-strip allows you to change your sound in real-time, generating beat-repeats, glitches and filtering for live performances.
Looper, Roller, Polyrhythm and Swing
Versatile performance controls and filters allow you to get the most out of your patterns and sounds. The Looper, Step Repeat and Roller functions allow you to mix up your rhythms and sequences, providing added control for live performances. The Swing feature changes the style and timing of your sounds, adding subtle time shifts to create a natural feel.
Headphone Output and Group Outputs
The Drumbrute Impact includes a wide range of connection options, with a 3.5mm headphone output for private monitoring, and group outputs for the Kick, Snares, Hi-Hats or the FM sound, which can be used to send the sound for post-processing with external gear.
Compact and Portable
The compact yet robust design of the Drumbrute Impact makes it highly portable, with premium-grade components and controls, including ultra-durable and responsive pads. Each channel features its own dedicated potentiometers for controlling decay, pitch, tone and other parameters, with rugged construction ensuring a long life-span with ultra-durable components. The rear of the unit also features clock I/O connectivity as well as MIDI I/O, providing syncing and interfacing capabilities.
In addition to the features mentioned above, the Drumbrute Impact also includes output distortion, randomness, and the ability to sync to virtually any hardware or software instruments, sequencers, or interfaces with MIDI, clock, or USB. It also features a metronome that is removed from the main output when headphones are connected, and the ability to set unique pattern lengths for each instrument. The unique “Colour” function can be activated per instrument, or per step, adding overdrive to the kick, making the snares snap and crack, and exciting the hats, toms, and FM sound.
The Drumbrute Impact measures 350 x 290 x 90 mm (13.77 x 11.41 x 3.54 inch) and weighs 1.84kg (4.05lb).
Overall, the Arturia Drumbrute Impact is a versatile and powerful drum machine that offers a unique analog sound with a range of performance controls and connectivity options. It is ideal for both live performance and studio production, and will help you take your drums to the next level.