Get ready to meet a different kind of Brute. A drum machine with attitude, DrumBrute Impact is an addictively fun, instantly satisfying beat maker with a beefy, unique sound.
This is the drum machine you've been waiting for.
Combining bold, hard-hitting analogue sounds, a monstrous output distortion, performable controls, superb connectivity, and a powerful sequencer, DrumBrute Impact will fill your music with energy and muscle.
A new Brute sound
Putting the focus on 'Brute', DrumBrute Impact features 10 high-energy, refined, punchy analogue sounds.
You can also use the exclusive 'Colour' sound-shapers to introduce unique, per instrument effect for some variation. Boost the harmonic content, add some drive, snap, or crack at the touch of a button, you can even automate tonal changes by creating a 'Colour' sequence. If you want your drums to push even harder, use the built-in distortion on the output for some drum-optimized crunch.
DrumBrute Impact is a drum machine for musicians and producers who crave raw power and monstrous tone.
Awesome drums made easy
Sharing the same prize-fighting sequencing architecture found in the original DrumBrute, you'll love the simple, fun, and intuitive sequencer in DrumBrute Impact.
Whether you want to create complex, phasing polyrhythms or straight, pounding rhythms; record a finger-drumming performance; punch in a step-sequenced masterpiece; DrumBrute Impact beats to your rhythm. 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 syncopation and groove with the 'Swing' feature.
A true analogue experience
Connect to your other gear, sync up, and make some music the old-school way.
Get away from computer screens, say goodbye to sub-menus, and jump into the world of tactile, instant, analog satisfaction. 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. Mix on the fly with dedicated controls for every function, multitrack, record, effect, and mix the sound your way with multiple bus outputs. Save patterns that you love, chain them together, and create full songs and live sets, all without looking at a single screen.
DrumBrute Impact is a massive sounding, creativity fueling beast, with effortless workflow and amazing performance controls.
Every inch a winner
From its hard-wearing pads to its raucous driven sound palette, its compact form to its quick to master sequencer, DrumBrute Impact has been designed from the ground up by passionate musicians for passionate musicians.
A sound like no other
DrumBrute Impact's sounds were designed from the ground up to stand out and get noticed. Each featuring a distinct, unique flavor, with a strong overall 'kit' sound that will deliver the punch and power you need.
DrumBrute Impact features 10 discrete drum sounds each with their own independent sequencer track. Hands-on analog controls let you adjust and tweak the sounds on the fly, letting you tailor DrumBrute Impact's sound for tight, choppy performances. Open up the decay to let the sounds breathe; raise the pitch and tone for crisp, snappy parts or lower them for big, booming power. The choice is yours.
On top of independent volume controls, every drum aside from the cowbell features a selection of unique parameters that vary its tone, pitch, shape, or synth properties. The following audio examples let you hear the range of sound available for each instrument.
The colour of sound
Introducing 'Colour', DrumBrute Impact's unique sound-shaper that adds another layer of awesome, and gives each sound another performable parameter for you to play with.
Colour can be activated per instrument to give a new, exciting tonal variation. Whether it's adding drive to the Kick, altering the tone of the Cymbal, or maxing out the pitch envelope of the FM Drum, activating Colour will change the sonic character of your drums in exciting, sometimes unexpected ways.
Each instrument channel has its own unique Colour implementation, meaning that you can also automate and record changes by using the step sequencer, letting you modulate and experiment with your tone as you progress through your sequences. Check out some examples of how Colour can be used to make some subtle and not-so-subtle changes to a drum pattern.
The only thing that isn't affected by Colour is the Cowbell. It's perfect as it is!
Everyone enjoys getting dirty from time to time, and DrumBrute Impact gives you instant access to a simple, yet devastatingly effective output distortion.
With just a simple 'On' switch and a single knob, DrumBrute Impact's distortion circuit will add some grit and drive to your drums. Tailored to percussive sounds, the Distortion knob can be cranked to get things a little 'hot under the collar' without losing the all-important power and transient detail of each instrument. Thanks to the natural compression effect that goes hand-in-hand with distortion, the distortion can be used at more subtle settings to add that mix 'glue' to bring everything together in a cohesive sonic space.
The distortion circuit drives every sound going through the main output. If you start connecting the individual kick, snares, hats, or FM outputs, those sounds will come out 'clean', giving you full control over mixing, multi-tracking, and post-processing.
Punch it in
DrumBrute Impact features 8 responsive, hard-wearing finger-drumming pads that can be used to perform drum sounds and input steps on the fly.
There are multiple ways the pads can be used. For example, you can simply perform the drum sounds, free of any sequence, by just playing the pads. You can also do this while a sequence is playing, letting you improvise on top of a solid rhythm. If you like what you hear, you can hit the Record button, and whatever you play will be recorded into the current sequence, on the correct channels for the drums you were playing. This performance can be either recorded naturally or quantised.
- DrumBrute Impact unit
- Power supply
Size & weight
Size : 320 x 290 x 90mm (12.6 x 11.4 x 3.54 inches)
- Weight: 1.84 Kg (4 lbs.)
- 10 pure analogue 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 Colour 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