Arturia MatrixBrute – a programmable MODULAR?

Here it is – the NEW Brute synthesizer. Matrix by name, matrix by nature. That namesake modulation matrix is at the heart of MatrixBrute, making the most of each ‘module’ through a matrix that offers thousands of potential modulation routings. Assign any of 16 modulation sources to any of 16 modulation destinations (in MOD mode) and set the amounts of each modulation routing using the dedicated data encoder.

Arturia-MatrixBrute-01That multifaceted matrix also allows presets to be recalled quite literally at the touch of a (dedicated) button (in PRESET mode). Go grab one of the 256 pioneering, pre-programmed professional presets or recall one of your own original sound creations … instantly! Indeed, MatrixBrute packs the power of a modular synth system with an all-important ability to save each patch.

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Furthermore, the matrix can also be pressed into action as an awesome 64-step sequencer with separate STEP, ACCENT, SLIDE, and MODULATION options (in SEQ mode). Make musical moves directly on your analogue synthesizer. Sounds can evolve in melody and texture…

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Furthermore, you can comfortably work with any setup — cue control voltage interfacing in abundance (12 CV inputs and 12 CV outputs to interface with any standard 1V/oct modular gear) … plus MIDI and USB, of course.

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MatrixBrute has a 49-note (full-size) keyboard (featuring both velocity-sensitivity and aftertouch for a musical feel with plenty of expression) with a beautifully-designed, solid chassis. A noble piece of art!

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For further information see:
http://www.arturia.com/products/matrixbrute

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  1. I am very very excited about this. As an owner of a MiniBrute, MicroBrute and Beatstep I can imagine where the sound starts, but with the addition of an extra VCO, dual LFO’s, Sync, a second Ladder Filter and THAT Mod Matrix, I can’t imagine where it will end.

    I think this may be the beginnings of a modular setup for me as I have my eyes on the Moog Mother 32 as well.

    Of course, I don’t have the money to afford it – but thats a trivial matter when you have a spare kidney ;)

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