It retails for under $400 and is out in August.
The Impact aims to deliver hard-hitting sounds, an easy-to-use but powerful sequencer and an intuitive interface. It's built around ten analogue instruments on eight channels, namely a kick, a pair of snares, two toms, a cowbell, two hats and an FM drum. Each track can have a separate length, allowing you to build polyrhythmic patterns, which can be saved in 64 slots with up to 64 steps each. A new Colour parameter gives each sound a different form of enhancement—for instance, it adds drive to the kick and decay to the toms. Colour can also be parameter locked, meaning you can dial in settings on a per-step basis. There's also a distortion effect on the master output for adding grit to the sound.
Users of the Beatstep and the original DrumBrute will recognise the sequencer workflow, which can handle swing, inject randomness to the patterns, add glitching beats with a Step Repeater, produce rolls, accents and more. Apart from clock and MIDI ins and outs, the Impact comes with four extra output busses for further processing.
Watch a promo video for the DrumBrute Impact.
Read our review of the original DrumBrute.
The Arturia DrumBrute Impact will retail for $349 and is out in August, 2018.