The DrumBrute Impact from Arturia is a small but powerful drum machine with limitless rhythmic possibilities. It features 10 great-sounding and unique analog drum voices with one knob per function control, making it a perfect machine for on-the-fly rhythms. Its 64-step sequencer is equally robust, with both a 16-step grid and velocity-sensitive pads for note entry. Once notes are entered, randomness, swing, sequence length, and step repeat parameters can be applied globally or to individual instruments. The Impact also allows for unquantized recording of pad note entry, and the innovative Drumbrute roller pad is ideal for adding creative fills and flair during live performances.
DrumBrute Impact Features
Digitally-controlled analog drum machine
10 discrete analog drum sounds: Kick, Snare 1, Snare 2, Tom Hi, Tom Low, Cymbal, Cowbell, Closed Hat, Open Hat, FM Drum
Eight pressure-sensitive pads
16-step pattern sequencer
Up to 64-step pattern length per track
Analog drum control
Metronome with adjustable volume
Random and Swing knobs (adjustable per track)
Accent settings per track
Master output distortion circuit
Kick, Snares, Hi Hats, and FM Drum individual outputs
Arturia’s new drum machine is the DrumBrute Impact which is a little smaller and less expensive than the original DrumBrute, and features its own unique sound. The Impact has a powerful sequencer with swing and randomness as well as accents. All of the drum sounds also have a “Color” setting which tweaks the sound to give you two sounds for each of the 10 drum sounds. There are individual outputs for the kick, snares, hi hats and FM drum sounds. There is also a built in distortion circuit and touch pads for rolls.