Arturia, which stands for “Art, Culture, and Multimedia”, was founded nearly two decades ago in Grenoble, France by Frédéric Brun and Gilles Pommereuil. The original intention was to create affordable software synthesizers while augmenting the usefulness of computers vis-a-vis music production. Consequently, Brun and Pommereuil developed new algorithms that allowed for the effective emulation of the sounds produced by classic analog synths with minimal artifacting. The result was Arturia’s proprietary TAE (True Analog Emulation) software, which addressed the company's original intentions by mobilizing the processing power of a computer in order to closely mirror the idiosyncrasies of analog synthesizers.
Today, Arturia designs and manufactures an array of electronic instruments, both physical and digital. These include softsynths, analog synthesizers, drum machines, MIDI controllers, desktop sequencers, and mobile applications. Some of their most well-known products are the MiniBrute 2 and MicroBrute synthesizers, the Beatstep Pro performance sequencer, and the DrumBrute analog drum machine.