22 Jan 2016
Arturias latest synth is another stunner to look at if your a synth programmer and more than lives up to its name. With so many options, its going to be hard to know where to start, but we bet anyone with a passing interest in sound design is going to love getting their hands on one of these.
The MatrixBrute features a 100% analog signal path generated by its three oscillator + sub oscillator style design. It features a Steiner-Parker filter along with its ladder filter setup, which are capable of being arranges in series or parallel configurations. Routing is handled by a 16x16 modulation matrix that allows you to assign any of the 16 modulation sources to any of the 16 modulation destinations, offering a staggering amount of control over your patches, the sort of which you'd rarely see outside a full modular setup.
Those patches can also be saved for later use, so whilst the MaxtrixBrute might not qualify as a modular function wise at least you get the best of both worlds with control more in depth than most other synths, whilst still maintaining the ability to instantly recall a patch when your performing.
Speaking of performing, it has a 49 note controller keyboard with a full compliment of additional sequencer and arpeggiator controls. A USB connection allows you to connect it to the editor and patch libraian software for easy managment, its also fully MIDI controllable and impressively it includes 12 CV inputs and 12 CV outs for connection and control of any modular gear you wish to connect up alongside it.
This really is an amazing looking synth, one we're sure will end up on many a wishlist this year.
Analog Matrix Synthesizer
256 Preset memory locations
2 Analog Exponential VCO’s:
Saw + UltraSaw, Square +Pulse width, Triangle + Metalizer, Sub
1 Analog Linear VCO/LFO
Saw, Square, Triangle, Sine waveforms; LFO time divisions; Key track
VCO 2>1 Hard Sync
VCO1>2 ; VCO1 < VCO3> VCO2 ; VCF 1 < VCO3> VCF 2 ; VCF1 < Noise> VCF2
White ; Pink ; Red ; Blue noise types
5 input Audio Mixer with Filter routing
Steiner Parker filter with 12+24 db per octave modes ; Drive ; Brute factor; Low Pass, High Pass, Band Pass, Notch
Ladder filter with 12+24 db per octave modes ; Drive ; Brute factor; Low Pass, High Pass, Band Pass
Sine, Tri, Square, Ramp, Saw, Random, S&H
3 Envelope Generators
2 Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release
1 Delay, Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release
External Audio In
16x16 Matrix modulation panel
64 step sequencer
STEP enable, Slide, Accent, Modulation
Save and recall sequence patterns on the fly
Stereo delay, Delay, Flanger, Chorus, Analog Reverberator
12 CV / Gate Inputs/Outputs
Audio Input, Line or Instrument level
Stereo audio output
MIDI and USB I/O
Pedal inputs for Expression and Sustain