Arturia brings back mighty Matrix-12 analogue polysynth as authentic soft synth sensation
PRESS RELEASE • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE • 04/12/14
Arturia’s acclaimed TAE® (True Analogue Emulation) engine enables Matrix-12 V to deftly deliver all that and more to today’s computer-based music-making masses for a fraction of the cost of its hefty hardware namesake. New aliasing-free algorithms allowed the varied waveforms of the original Oberheim Matrix-12’s two oscillators to be accurately modelled and recreated for starters. So are those 15 flexible filter types (selectable via FILTER MODE). Meanwhile, the MAIN (VCO 1, VCO 2, FM, FILTER, LAG, RAMPS, ENV, TRACK, LFO, and MODULATION PAGE) sections all feature dedicated parameter controls — unlike the original Oberheim Matrix-12, which was not necessarily an ideal performance instrument. Indeed, all Matrix-12 V parameters can be controlled via MIDI, allowing automation within a DAW or manually with a keyboard controller.
Cleverly, what was once hidden (in hardware) is now revealed (in software) for all to see (and hear), thanks to the crystal clear Matrix-12 V GUI that is as easy on the eye as it is easy to use. Nowhere is this more apparent than when working with the pièce de résistance... recreating the original Oberheim Matrix-12’s Modulation Matrix meant Arturia could enhance and expand this ear-opening experience, such are the advantages of working with software. While adding a dedicated drop-down MOD page to show each and every modulation source, destination, and its associated amount aids navigation no end, Matrix-12 V mind-bogglingly doubles the number of routable modulation sources to 40! Flexibly, spatially-aware users can choose from one of six studio-grade effects available in each of the two drop-down FX slots provided. Whatever way you view it, this now-navigable (and affordable) sound designer’s dream machine is to die for!
Fortunately for newbies, 500-plus professionally-programmed presets across a wide range of musical styles showcase the sheer scope and power of this innovative instrument. Time to stop dreaming about owning Oberheim’s crowning glory and start creating your own musical dreams with Matrix-12-V, maybe? Matrix ownership need not be a back- or bank- breaking affair, after all!
The AAX-, AU-, VST-, and VST3-compatible Matrix-12 V is available to purchase as a boxed version for €169.00 EUR/$169.00 USD from any authorised Arturia dealer or online as a boxed version
or download directly from Arturia here: https://www.arturia.com/store/analog-classics/matrix-12-v
For more in-depth information, please visit the dedicated Matrix-12 V product webpage here: https://www.arturia.com/matrix-12-v/overview
Watch Arturia’s must-have Matrix-12 V trailer here: http://youtu.be/OWmQVUP88DQ
Watch Arturia Vice President of Product Management Glen Darcy’s Matrix-12 V two-part tutorial video here: http://youtu.be/yrG5NMB9RjA