I’d had my eye on the MFB Tanzbar since it came out. It sounds fantastic but the price and apparently iffy build quality put me off. Thankfully I waited, and in November Arturia hit the market with the first of what will hopefully be a new generation of cheaper analogue machines.
It just arrived today. I haven’t tried it much yet, but there’s plenty to work with. In a straight shootout, I think I’d still prefer the Tanzbar sounds, but the DrumBrute looks much more versatile. The pads and easy-to-use sequencer set it apart too. Brilliant design.