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#398707 - 01/26/15 11:27 AM Bought an Arturia Microbrute
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Okay, well I had an Amazon Gift Card Balance of $119.84, and used it towards the purchase of an Arturia Microbrute synth.

Nigel, and all of my other friends, you were right. So I am not a great player, bu hell at least I will have some fun. Maybe I will do some more sound poetry, like my ode to the Etherwave Theremin. Oh, yea. I'm not getting rid of that thing.


it's a late Birthday gift to myself. Even though my Birthday Was January 19th.

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#398731 - 01/26/15 11:10 PM Re: Bought an Arturia Microbrute [Re: analogcontrolfreak]
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Happy Birthday Paul. That is great you bought yourself a present for no other reason than to have fun. That is what it is all about. And I felt you had a real connection to that Theramin.

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#398736 - 01/27/15 01:24 AM Re: Bought an Arturia Microbrute [Re: analogcontrolfreak]
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Thank You Nigel. Yea, my video on ode to the Etherwave Theremin has 40 views. Maybe when I get the Microbrute, I may do some more poetry with sound.

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#398997 - 01/30/15 05:00 PM Re: Bought an Arturia Microbrute [Re: analogcontrolfreak]
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Hey Nigel, my Microburte finally arrived today. Man, is this thing awesome. I can not beleive that something this small, and inexpensive. Can have such a massive sound. It amazing how far synths ahve come in 50 plus years. From the old Modular Moogs, to this mini synth. I am really enjoying this thing, as well as my Theremin. I would like to save up and buy the MS20 Mini, but for now I will just enjoy this.

BTW: Do you have any suggestions for inexpensive studio speakers. Something to upgrade from my Teac Powered speakers. Dosen't Yamaha or Roland make some. Nothing to large. Something that will fit on a desk. Right now, I am running my microbrute through. My Peavy keyboard amp.


Edited by analogcontrolfreak (01/30/15 05:06 PM)
Edit Reason: Added a question?

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#399031 - 01/31/15 01:19 PM Re: Bought an Arturia Microbrute [Re: analogcontrolfreak]
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Sounds like a lot of fun !!! Why are you wanting to replace the Teac speakers? Take a look at http://www.musiciansfriend.com/studio-monitors and read the reviews to see what people think of them. Many of them are powered. But if they don't say PAIR the prices are for just one speaker.

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#399041 - 02/01/15 02:39 AM Re: Bought an Arturia Microbrute [Re: analogcontrolfreak]
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Well the TEAC have RCA inputs. I would most likely use 1/4inch to RCA in order to connect the synth. I just didn't know if there was something better, or if I should upgrade. The speakers are 15 years old. They still work.

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#399057 - 02/01/15 04:18 PM Re: Bought an Arturia Microbrute [Re: analogcontrolfreak]
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Speaker technology hasn't really changed much. Some accept digital input but I don't think that is a consideration with the Theremin and Microbrute. I think the Teac speakers will be just fine. Save your money for other toys.

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#399066 - 02/02/15 02:29 AM Re: Bought an Arturia Microbrute [Re: analogcontrolfreak]
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Thank you for the advice Nigel!


Yea, like the Korg MS20 mini.

It's amazing the power that comes from such a small synth?

I should look for a mixer, or something where I can connect multiple instruments, to my speakers.


Edited by analogcontrolfreak (02/02/15 02:30 AM)

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#399130 - 02/04/15 10:40 PM Re: Bought an Arturia Microbrute [Re: analogcontrolfreak]
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I would recommend one of the cheap Behringer mixers. They are great value for a cheap price.

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#399214 - 02/07/15 01:11 AM Re: Bought an Arturia Microbrute [Re: analogcontrolfreak]
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Thank You, Nigel!

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#399215 - 02/07/15 01:49 AM Re: Bought an Arturia Microbrute [Re: analogcontrolfreak]
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Something like this with 8 inputs and EQ would be all you would need. http://www.zzounds.com/item--BEHXENTX802
If you need a mixer with FX like reverb, chorus, delay etc they make one for an extra $45 http://www.musiciansfriend.com/pro-audio/behringer-xenyx-1202fx-mixer#
If you don't have a digital reverb that may be worth thinking about. A touch of reverb would really sound nice with the theremin.

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#399221 - 02/07/15 06:00 AM Re: Bought an Arturia Microbrute [Re: Nigel]
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Wow! It's amazing, that they can make mixers, that inexpensive. Thank you for that. Reverb, yeah that would sound cool with the Theremin.

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#399247 - 02/08/15 05:16 AM Re: Bought an Arturia Microbrute [Re: Nigel]
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A little digital delay could be a lot of fun as well.

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#399281 - 02/09/15 02:02 AM Re: Bought an Arturia Microbrute [Re: Nigel]
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I bet!

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