SkiniBrtue: MiniBrute Chop Case In The Works...

UPDATE: Is now available.

As time permits, I've been working out the design for a Minibrute chop case.  The MiniBrute is an amazing synth for it's size...and simply put it does things sonically that many other synths do not.   But, many complain about the keyboard.  Two octaves is pretty cramped.  And, quite a few Brutes have been sidelined with failing keyboards...from broken keys to failed aftertouch functionality.

Enter the chop case concept, and the GMUSynth version which will be called the SkiniBrute.  It's a non-destructive design: in about 10 minutes you can convert your Brute back to original configuration with the keyboard. 

The kit will include two new wood side panels crafted in the style of the originals, a wood front piece, and new metal bottom panel, and all associated screws and hardware required for installation.  The kit will allow the front panel to rest about a 12° degree angle to aid access.

3d models have been finished, and I'm currently making CAM adjustments to some prototype pieces. should be ready soon!


  • Robert

    as an owner with a broken key I’m definitely interested!

  • bichovergara

    I’m all IN!!

  • GMUSynth

    @Sam: Estimating $90-$100. Still working out the other misc part costs like the bottom panel.

  • GMUSynth

    @Josmael: Indeed! This is just an issue with the material images I’m using in Sketchup. It’s a pain to adjust the texture orientation on a component…so I just let it go. In production, I orient the grain horizontally!

  • cit

    Nice. if you have some final Versions, ore maby one :-) let me know :-)

    Br, Cit

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