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The heart of the MatrixBrute is its unique modulation matrix that allows you to create your own routings. You can invent a sound palette of your own that will be sure to be heard in any mix !

MatrixBrute is an analog synthesizer that redefines a class of performance and studio synths that has not been matched since the glory days of the 70’s and 80’s!

The goal was to create a synthesizer with the flexibility of a modular but at the same time have it be intuitive and programmable for the live and studio musician with a 1:1 knob and button interface for ease of use; pure analog sound with the fattest oscillator in the industry; two filters based on the original designs of Dr. Bob and Nyle Steiner, but taken to new levels; real analog delay effects on the output and the eye catching matrix modulation.

At A Glance:
  • Analog Matrix Synthesizer
  • 256 Preset memory locations
  • Analog Exponential VCO’s
  • Analog Linear VCO/LFO
  • 2 LFO’s / 3 Envelope Generators
  • 5 input Audio Mixer with Filter routing
  • Ladder filter with 12+24 db per octave modes
  • External Audio In
  • 16x16 Matrix modulation panel
  • 64 step sequencer & Arpeggiator

Tone Generation
The MatrixBrute has two ‘Brute style’ oscillators, each with its own sub oscillator and the wave shapers that made the Minibrute the new standard in analog synths. With the analog UltraSaw you can make this single oscillator sound like three detuned sawtooth oscillators. The Metalizer on the triangle wave can take your sound from mello to extreme. The sub-oscillator with its waveform control adds low end beefy goodness

Enter The Matrix
Undeniably the matrix is probably the first thing that caught your eye. It is big and brash and bold. Part routing system, part sequencer and part preset recall grid, the matrix is undoubtedly the most exciting thing to hit the synth world in a while.

The matrix can also be used to recall your presets. So go on stage, and select any of the 256 presets instantly! No menus or awkward selection screensscreens, everything is at your fingertips. As if it was not enough, the matrix is also made to program and play sequences. This is no ordinary step-sequencer. With its ability to also be used as a modulation source, sounds evolve in melody and texture, just the way you want...

Sound beyond the power
Offering a audiosignal path that is is 100% analogue, MatrixBrute also features true analog effects. The MatrixBrute gives you the sonic quality and power of a vast modular synthesizer but with the flexibility of presets along with a great arpeggiator and an advanced sequencer. MatrixBrute is a truly empowering instrument!! It offers tons of connections so you can work in any set-up. It brings a quality keybed and a solid chassis. No endless menus or screens to navigate or multi-function buttons to remember. Forget about connectivity issues. This is you in control. This is you inventing sounds. This is analog avant- garde!

The soul of a synthesizer is the filters so Arturia decided to give the MatrixBrute two souls. The Steiner-Parker multimode filter that we are known for in our MiniBrute and MicroBrute, has been brought back but this time we added our own flair to it. We added a DRIVE control to thicken up the filter sound. On top of this we changed it so that the slope can be 12db per octave, like the original, or 24db per octave for fatter sounds. The most famous filter used in synths is probably Dr. Robert Moog’s transistor ladder filter. Artura  brought you their version of this classic sounding filter with a new DRIVE control, 12 and 24db per octave slopes and LOW PASS, HIGH PASS and BAND PASS modes.

In sequencer mode the matrix becomes a 64 step sequencer capable of making awe inspiring melodic patterns. The sequencer supports Accent and Slide steps and has a separate function that gives you a different CV on each step that can be used as a modulation source. The possibilities with this as both a melodic and modulation source will inspire you for years to come.

Preset Recall
When in a live situation, you need to be able to load presets quickly and easily. The Matrix can be used to instantly choose any of the 256 on-board preset memory locations. Simply press a button and you are there. No scrolling through lists or dealing with tiny displays. Pure performance pleasure.

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Inputs External Audio In
Sequencer 64 step sequencer (STEP enable, Slide, Accent, Modulation)
Presets 256 Preset memory locations
Output Stereo audio output
Keyboard Velocity keybed with aftertouch
Effects Stereo delay, Delay, Flanger, Chorus, Analog Reverberator
Controllers Pitch bend, Mod wheel, Pedal inputs for Expression and Sustain
Number of Keys 49
Sound Engine Type 2 Analog Exponential VCO’s; 2 LFO’s (Sine, Tri, Square, Ramp, Saw, Random, S&H); 1 Analog Linear VCO/LFO
Arpeggiator Yes
CV Jacks (Control Voltage) Yes
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