Arturia DrumBrute Impact Drum Machine

The smaller sibling to Arturia's original DrumBrute, the Impact drum machine uses analog synthesis to create deep, punchy sounds that smack you in the chest.

Get ready to meet a different kind of Brute. A drum machine with attitude, Arturia's DrumBrute Impact is an addictively fun, instantly satisfying beat maker with a beefy, unique voice. Featuring amazing performance controls, superb connectivity, and analog sounds that will give your music a powerful, visceral energy.

Aggressive Analog Sounds:

Putting the focus on "Brute", DrumBrute Impact features 10 high-energy, refined, punchy analog sounds. It uses "Color" sound-shapers to introduce unique, per-instrument effects for some tonal variation. Boost the harmonic content, add some drive, snap, or crack at the touch of a button, or create automated changes by creating a "Color" sequence. If you want your drums to push even harder, there's a built-in distortion with drum-optimized crunch. DrumBrute Impact is a drum machine for musicians and producers who crave raw power and awesome tone, complementing its cleaner sounding brother: DrumBrute.

Instinctive Sequencing:

Sharing the same prize-winning, prize-fighting sequencing architecture of the original DrumBrute, you'll love the simple, fun, and intuitive sequencer in DrumBrute Impact. Create complex phasing polyrhythms and straight, pounding rhythms; record a finger-drumming performance; punch in a step-sequenced masterpiece; everything is a joy. Use the touch strip to create some real-time glitchy, beat-repeat breakdowns, spice up a single instrument or your whole pattern with a dedicated 'Random' knob, and add some read more syncopation and groove with the 'Swing' feature.

Addictive Hands-On Fun:

Get away from computer screens, say goodbye to sub-menus, and jump into the world of tactile satisfaction. Connect to your other gear, sync up, and make some music the old-school way. Featuring a huge array of sync and connectivity options, you'll be able to hook up and jam with practically any other synth, sequencer, or MIDI-enabled instrument. Save your patterns, chain them together, and create full songs and live sets. DrumBrute Impact is a massive sounding, creativity fueling beast, with effortless workflow and amazing performance controls.


- 10 pure analog sounds: Kick, Snare 1, Snare 2, Tom Hi, Tom Low, Cowbell, Cymbal, Closed Hat, Open Hat, and FM Sound
- 64 patterns with up to 64 steps each
- Separate accent per drum
- Optional Color sound-shaping on all instruments (except Cowbell)
- Song mode for chaining patterns
- Polyrhythm capabilities: each drum track can be a separate length
- Swing: global or per instrument
- Randomness: generate pattern variations
- Pattern Looper for beat repeat functions
- Roller for real time instruments rolls
- Output Distortion with bypass
- Smart metronome with headphone override
- Multiple sync options: Internal / MIDI / Clock, including 1PPS, 2PPQ, DIN24, and DIN48
- USB MIDI interface
- Master output, & optional individual audio outputs for Kick, Snares, Hats and FM Sound
- 3.5mm headphone output
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- Dimensions: 12.6 x 11.4 x 3.54 inches (320 x 290 x 90mm)
- Weight: 4 lbs. (1.84 Kg)
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
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Shipping Weight: 5.52 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 18 x 12 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 561101
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Shipping Dimensions: 18 x 12 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 561101

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Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (3 ratings)
Submitted February 10, 2020 by Josh D in Kannapolis, NC

"Almost perfect"

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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I love the sound of this thing. The distortion is a great touch, it pairs really well with the snares/claps especially with long decays. The individual outs in the back are a huge plus for recording and I was surprised at how full the snare sounded on its own. The only downside I can find with this machine is that there's a cowbell instead of a clave, which is very upsetting! But regardless it's still a great drum synth, Also using the USB on the back caused ground loop hum with my PC so I used the midi input instead and there's no noise so Im cool with it. Getting the midi IN to work did take a while for me, but I think it's because I was sending midi time code which this thing doesn't receive. It works flawlessly now just sending midi clock and start message from the midi out on my focusrite interface. The arturia tech support helped me with that one, so also a huge plus there. This thingworks really well In a dawless setting to if you want to do that. It's a great machine buy it you need it

Musical Background:

12 years, drums, guitar, bass, etc.

Musical Style:

Post punk, noise pop, experimental rock, and electronic music.
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