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Arturia PolyBrute SOS Review - it lives!

PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:23 pm
by Forum Admin
Full in-depth Gordon Reid review of this just released today polysynth:

https://www.soundonsound.com/reviews/arturia-polybrute

It's unlocked for all to read, but will be in our forthcoming OCTOBER 2020 print and digital editions (published Thursday 17 September 10:45am GMT).

Re: Arturia PolyBrute SOS Review - it lives!

PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:45 pm
by desmond
Hot off the press! :thumbup:

Nice exclusive! :clap:

Re: Arturia PolyBrute SOS Review - it lives!

PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:54 pm
by Forum Admin
Out on Thursday, should be with UK Print issue subscribers by tomorrow hopefully and in WH Smith's by the weekend, if not sooner. Best £5.99 GBP you'll ever spend. :-)

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Re: Arturia PolyBrute SOS Review - it lives!

PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:00 pm
by Eddy Deegan
Oh my... I've not had time to read the review yet but will do so later tonight. That snuck up on me, I've obviously not been paying attention.

I had a love/hate relationship with the MatrixBrute for a while but it has steadily moved towards the 'love' end over time, especially with the most up to date OS version (and it's definitely a synth I'm keeping).

My credit card is begging me to stop looking in its general direction already.

What a cracking thing to feature :clap:

Re: Arturia PolyBrute SOS Review - it lives!

PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:50 pm
by Eddy Deegan
Just fired off a mail to the go-to man who facilitates my pre-orders ... no ETA yet, but it's happening. It was inevitable really :D

Re: Arturia PolyBrute SOS Review - it lives!

PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:06 pm
by Forum Admin
Eddy Deegan wrote:Just fired off a mail to the go-to man who facilitates my pre-orders ... no ETA yet, but it's happening. It was inevitable really :D

Hope you mentioned that you'd read the SOS review and it convinced you to buy? :thumbup:

Re: Arturia PolyBrute SOS Review - it lives!

PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:11 pm
by Eddy Deegan
Forum Admin wrote:
Eddy Deegan wrote:Just fired off a mail to the go-to man who facilitates my pre-orders ... no ETA yet, but it's happening. It was inevitable really :D

Hope you mentioned that you'd read the SOS review and it convinced you to buy? :thumbup:

When I speak to him tomorrow, it will come up :thumbup:

Re: Arturia PolyBrute SOS Review - it lives!

PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:11 pm
by Dave B
It's only £2300??? Oh dear ... and I was only thinking today how lucky I was that there was nothing I really wanted....

Re: Arturia PolyBrute SOS Review - it lives!

PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:25 pm
by The Elf
Ooh! Only poly aftertouch missing for my ideal, but can't argue with that spec.

I'll be reading with interest.

Re: Arturia PolyBrute SOS Review - it lives!

PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:39 pm
by RichardT
Eddy Deegan wrote:Just fired off a mail to the go-to man who facilitates my pre-orders ... no ETA yet, but it's happening. It was inevitable really :D

Quick work!

Re: Arturia PolyBrute SOS Review - it lives!

PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:07 pm
by Arpangel
I’ll wait a bit until the price comes down.
That Morphee thingy looks a bit cheesey, but in a sort of cool Toyota Crown sort of way.

Re: Arturia PolyBrute SOS Review - it lives!

PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:15 pm
by OneWorld
It does look a nice bit of kit. I am on the brink of buying an 'analogue' synth and I have always been delighted with any Arturia products. There are used MatrixBrutes going on eBay for as little as £1100 these days, but I do like the look of this new product

Re: Arturia PolyBrute SOS Review - it lives!

PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:15 pm
by desmond
Arpangel wrote:That Morphee thingy looks a bit cheesey, but in a sort of cool Toyota Crown sort of way.

Yep - personally I would have preferred to have the wheels in the normal place, and swap with the morph thing.

However, the ability to morph between patches is a great performance feature that isn't utilised in synths enough, imo.

Re: Arturia PolyBrute SOS Review - it lives!

PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:19 pm
by Luke W
Eddy Deegan wrote:My credit card is begging me to stop looking in its general direction already.

Eddy Deegan wrote:Just fired off a mail to the go-to man who facilitates my pre-orders ... no ETA yet, but it's happening. It was inevitable really :D

50 minutes :lol:

Re: Arturia PolyBrute SOS Review - it lives!

PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:59 pm
by Eddy Deegan
Luke W wrote:50 minutes :lol:

Yeah, I know, I'm slowing down in my old age :D

After reading the excellent Sound On Sound review, for anyone interested in a very good video review of the PolyBrute, I recommend this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLpx4YKF3gk