Arturia’s at it again, with a Special Edition of their popular analog monosynth. The MicroBrute SE carries forward the 100% analog signal path and ginormous sound of the MiniBrute, but it’s smaller, less expensive, and packs a few punches of its own. You get a single oscillator with Saw, Triangle and Square waveforms you can mix ‘n’ match, plus three waveshapers, an overtone generator that serves up additional harmonics, and a Steiner-Parker filter that delivers a massive range of sonic mojo. The MicroBrute SE’s step sequencer gives you new compositional options, and its Mod Matrix gives you boatloads of modulation possibilities as well as connectivity with other synths. With all this going for it – plus a groovy Special Edition color scheme, gig bag, and patch cables – the Arturia MicroBrute SE makes a perfect first synth.