Arturia Matrixbrute is a programmable Mono/ Duophonic analogue (no... really.... with a 100% analogue audio signal chain) synthesizer that Arturia claim is a challenger for the title of the "most powerful analogue Synthesizer..ever", What we at Scan know is that it is certainly a dream device for anyone interested in sound creation. Featuring 3 distinctive 'Brute' Osclillators, 5 different all-analogue effects, Steiner-Parker and ladder filters and an almost unbelievable modulation matrix that will undoubtedly cement its place in the synthesizer hall of fame!
It features 256 memory presets (the fact that it has presets immediately makes owners of the rest of Arturia's 'Brute' range envious), which can be accessed directly from the matrix, no more scrolling through banks and letterboxes! The direct access makes this as ideal for stage use as it does in the studio.
MatrixBrute offers tons of connections, both internally and externally via its 12 CV I/O connections so can interface with almost any other analogue device that uses the standard 1V/oct standard.
Forget about tiny LCD screens, being lost in menus and sub-menus, and trying to remember double functions and complex procedures. MatrixBrute brings back the fun and the immediate hands-on experience of synthesis.
When you want things to shake, grab the Sub Osc slider and bring it on. When you want it to sizzle, grab the filter knob and open it up. And when it’s time to unleash the beast, grab the Brute Factor™ knob and turn it loose! It’s that easy.Three Analog Oscillators:
Sawtooth, Pulse, Triangle, waves with the unique waveshapers that have become the trademark of the 'Brute' sound. There is also a sub-oscillator on each of the two Brute oscillators.Combination VCO/LFO oscillator:
The third Osciallator can be used for both audio signals and LFO modulation at the same time. You do not have to choose either operation here so you can always have that big 3 oscillator sound.Noise Generator:
Noise generator with White, Pink, Red and Blue noise types. The most versatile on the market.Audio Mod:
The AUDIO MOD section allows for complex oscillator and filter FM possibilities bringing whole new tonalities to your sound.Performance Controls:
Pitch bend and mod wheels and 4 Macro encoders which can be assigned to any of the modulation destinations for instant hands on performance playing.Voice Modes:
Multiple keyboard modes for mono, paraphonic and duo-split modes. Split oscialltors for paraphonic mode or use the duo split mode to play a sequence while playing notes over the top of it.Three LFO’s:
Two standalone LFO’s with 7 waveforms and trigger modes allow for complex modulations. The combination VCO/LFO adds a 3rd LFO in the system.Mixer:
Mix and blend Oscillators 1, 2, 3, as well as the noise generator and EXTERNAL input sources. Route each mixer input to the filter of your choice using the FILTER assign buttons.Steiner-Parker filter:
The upgraded Steiner Parker filter supports both 12db per octave and 24db per octave slopes as well as a DRIVE control for making thicker sounds. The 4 modes, Low pass, band pass, high pass, and notch allow for a vast array of sound making possibilites.Ladder Filter:
Arturia have included a traditional beefy Ladder filter with both 12db and 24db per octave slopes as well as Low Pass, High Pass & Band Pass modes and a Drive control. This filter design is known for making punchy bass and thick lead sounds.Filter routing:
The two filters can be patched in series or in parallel configurations.3 Envelope Generators:
The two ADSR envelopes and the 3rd DADSR envelope give you plenty of sound sculpting tools.256 Memory locations:
Store and recall your favorite sounds at the touch of a button. You can organize, save and load new banks of sounds using the free MIDI Control Center editor application. We deliver MatrixBrute with 128 factory presets.The Matrix:
The matrix is the heart of Matrixbrute. It allows for complex modulation routing, step-sequencing and instant preset recall.
Any of the 16 modulation sources can be assigned to any of the 16 destinations and you can set the amount of modulation for each source from the dedicated data encoder. Four destinations are programmable by the user, with the settings being displayed in the electronic ink display screen.
When used in SEQ mode, the matrix can also perform into a 64 step sequencer with Step, Slide, Accent and modulation options that can be configured separately. True Analog Effects:
The all-analogue signal chain even continues with the Chorus, Flange and delay effects, which not only output in stereo, but can also be assigned as modulation destinations within the matrix! The arpeggiator and sequencer both have multiple modes to give you the easiest path to get your ideas down and manipulated.Sequencer/Arpeggiator controls:
The sequencer and arpeggiator add to the playability of the Matrixbrute. Multiple modes of both the seq and arp allow for unlimited musical ideas to be realized.Keyboard:
The 49 note keyboard features both velocity and aftertouch for a musical feel with plenty of expression.Master Audio Outputs:
Stereo ¼” jacks for your master audio outputs.Control Voltage Interfacing:
12 CV Inputs and 12 CV Outputs allow the Matrixbrute to interface with your standard 1V per octave modular synth gear.Audio Input:
Line and instrument levels allow for adding an external oscillator from your favorite modular synth or processing a guitar or bass through the filters, VCA and analog effects.Gate I/O:
The Gate inputs and outputs allow you to trigger external gear or trigger the internal envelopes remotely.Sync in and out:
This allows you to synchronize the MatrixBrute’s sequencer and arpeggiator with external devices.Pedal Inputs:
Experssion and Sustain pedal inputs give you real-time control to expand on your expressive capabilities control.MIDI Interfacing:
Standard MIDI in, out and thru will connect you to both modern and vintage gear alike.USB:
USB I/O allows you to interface to a computer DAW directly. This is also the link to use our free editor/librarian software provided for the MatrixBrute.