The Next Big Thing Is A Small Thing: Arturia Microbrute

Microbrute is Arturia’s even smaller followup to the massive sounding Minibrute. Squeezing the same 100% analog electronics into a more compact body, Microbrute gets rid of a few knobs and faders in favor of a patchable modulation matrix and a new step-sequencer. Read the press release for all the details, then check out sexy pictures […]

Arturia Minibrute [REVIEW]

If deep throbbing analog synth bass is what you crave, look no further than Arturia’s Minibrute. That little thing? Well I tell you, the cliche is true – it’s not the size, but how you use it. Minibrute proves that underneath its small exterior lies a sonic girth that can do some seriously brutal aural […]

Arturia iMini Review + Demo [Video]

When Arturia first released iMini, it was already quite impressive. To have a faithful, rich sounding Minimoog emulation running on your iPad for just $9.99 should have been a miracle for most. But of course, it is just our over-priveledged nature to hold an amazing human achievement in our hands and still cry about what […]

Arturia iMini: Migrating the MiniMoog to iPad

With iMini, Arturia joins the mobile revolution. It was the only thing to do, having all its other bases covered. iMini is a faithful reproduction of the iconic Minimoog synthesizer, for iPad. It is based on Arturia’s TAE® technology which first brought the Minimoog to desktops with its Mini V software. iMini can share presets with its predecessor […]

Arturia SparkLE Shines

I’m a sucker for sparkly things, and the Arturia SparkLE is certainly no exception. SparkLE is a sleek hardware/software hybrid drum-machine that is bound to light up your life (nyuk nyuk) in a few different ways. Spaceship-LIGHTshow aside, this little beatbox is LIGHT, weighing in at only 1 kg (2.2 lbs.). And of course, it […]

Retronyms Drops 3 New Devices on Tabletop

Retronyms Tabletop, a modular music making environment for iPad, has 3 new devices available. Watch this for a quick demo: If you can’t be bothered watching the clip, the 3 devices are: Deadbeat: Beat Dropper, Sound Mangler An expressive surface that uses the accelerometer to stutter and filter the beat. Grab your iPad, and launch Tabletop into the […]

Portishead’s Adrian Utley Shows Off Synths

Some videos from Source Distribution interviewing Adrian Utley of Portishead fame have been making their way around the web. In the first clip Source gets Utley’s first reactions to the Arturia MiniBrute, and in the second Adrian gives a tour of his personal home studio synth collection. Analog synth porn below! Buy Portishead: Third