Arturia has announced the release of the DrumBrute, an analog drum machine which now sits alongside the MicroBrute, MiniBrute, and MatrixBrute in the Brute family.
The DrumBrute contains 17 fully analog drum and percussion instruments: two kicks, snare, clap, open and closed hats, high and low toms and conga, maracas, rimshot, clave, tambourine, zap, cymbal, and a reverse cymbal. On each of these channels, Arturia has included independent controls for various parameters in relation to each specific sound, with 12 separate outputs available. There's also a two-mode Steiner-Parker filter on the main output to add dynamic frequency sweeps and cuts.
The DrumBrute's sequencer patterns can run to 64 steps and each sound can run different sequence lengths, allowing for polyrhythmic structures. Additional features include swing, randomness, step repeat, roller, and looper functions.
The unit also has extensive connectivity and sync options, including MIDI, Clock, 1PPS, 2PPQ, DIN24, and DIN48, as well as being able to run as a MIDI interface to control your DAW.
The DrumBrute will retail for $499 and is available for order via Arturia's website. You can watch two introductory videos below.