Arturia has announced DrumBrute Impact ($349), a new hardware drum machine that the company says "combines raw, energetic sounds, advanced sequencing, and fast, fun workflow into an addictive little powerhouse you won’t want to put down."

DrumBrute Impact features 8 pads for playing any of the 10 analog drum sounds, as well as the all-new “Color” layer for adding expressive elements, and an output distortion effect. The functions in the 64-step sequencer include Randomness, Swing, Step Repeater, Roller and Accents. And you can sequence with or without quantization. You also get MIDI I/O, Clock I/O, a USB port, a stereo mix output and 4 additional audio outs. 

The analog drum sounds include a kick, two snares, high and low tom, cymbal, cowbell, closed and open hi-hats, FM drum. 

Arturia is taking pre-orders for DrumBrute Impact: It is scheduled to ship to customers and stores in August 2018. 

Click here to learn more about this portable, new drum machine.