Yes, it's an even smaller version of the MiniBrute. Like its bigger sibling, it's of the single-oscillator, multi-waveform design, but there are fewer controls and mini keys rather than full-size ones. There is the bonus of a built-in sequencer, though.
The MicroBrute actually includes a wider range of CV/Gate interfacing options than the Mini, and the waveform section is more flexible than you might think. The Mod Matrix panel enables you to patch the envelope and LFO depth to different locations using the 3.5mm mini-jacks.
Value for money:
The MicroBrute packs in far more than you'd have any right to expect for the price. It's not bargain-basement, but it definitely offers more than many of the 'pocket synths' that don't cost too much less.
There's no noise generator, which is a shame, and, given its diminutive size, you might have expected a battery-powering option. There isn't one.
The baby brute is easy to coo over, but its cute-as-a-button looks shouldn't fool you into believing that there's anything small about its sound. It's a fine analogue monosynth that's both compact and affordable.45 Stars
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