French synth-makers Arturia have just announced a new flagship analogue polyphonic synthesizer, called the PolyBrute. Based around a five-octave keyboard, the PolyBrute is a six-voice, bi-timbral instrument driven by two of Arturia's Brute oscillators, and it offers a huge amount of expressive control and modulation options.
Control input is via the velocity- and pressure-sensitive keybed, pitch and mod wheels, a ribbon controller, and an integrated pressure-sensitive three-axis touchpad. In terms of its architecture, it boasts two VCOs, two VCFs, three digital contour generators and three digital LFOs per voice. Modulation is handled by the 8x12 button matrix, while knobs and sliders aplenty offer hands-on control over the synth's many parameters.
Other goodies include an integrated 64-step sequencer (with motion recording), a 32-step arpeggiator, a software editor, keyboard splits, and much, much more.
Arturia were kind enough to let us review one of the very first PolyBrutes in existence, so naturally we gave it to SOS synth guru Gordon Reid, whose comprehensive and world-exclusive review you can read now by clicking HERE