The Matrix 12 was the first programmable analog synthesizer that took the best features of a preset voice path and modular flexibility. This bold combination made it a force of nature and something that had not been seen before. It also had a 15 mode filter system that enabled it to have sounds that had never been heard before.

Making the model

Every point in the signal path is important when modeling the sound of such a revered instrument.

So to establish the proper foundation, we perfectly recreated the tonal characteristics of the original 2 oscillators and their waveforms in Matrix-12 V. And it was equally critical to capture every nuance of its 15 filter modes, so we kept at it until they had been modeled perfectly!

Another factor in defining the complex sound of the Matrix-12 was the amazing number of modulation sources and destinations it provided. This was a level of sophistication previously only available in a fully modular system.

So to complete the emulation we modeled these capabilities also, even surpassing them. With a nearly endless number of possible modulation routings in Matrix-12 V you can create sounds with highly organic qualities not found in other synthesizers.

50 shades of sound

A true chamelion of a synthesizer. With its 15 filter modes you can create everything you need from the thin and airy to the brash and bold.

The power of perfection

While the Matrix-12 was amazing in itself, we pushed it further by adding a new effects chain for further processing of the sound.

We also expanded the maximum number of modulation routings from 20 to 40, giving you even more creative freedom. Add to this the ability to control all the parameters via MIDI, and now you can do automations in a DAW or manually that could never be done before.

Artists speak about Matrix-12 V

Arturia continues to excel in making vintage synthesizers available as soft synths. Their latest Matrix 12 is a dream come true
Jason Miles
( Producer - Composer )

Artists speak about Matrix-12 V

With the Matrix 12 , Arturia has faithfully recreated a classic machine. Excellent sounds and great functionality! I look forward to adding these to list of Arturia products already featured in my studio set up.
DJ Sasha
( DJ/ Producer )

Sound Corner

Selecting Presets (Lyynk)

Rifts (Victor Morello)

A downtempo track with strong eerie feeling, taking advantage of the various filters modes, on board effects and voice parameters to fill the stereo width and audio spectrum.

Sunset (Ambre Basuyaux-Cousin)

This minimalist demo features a light lead, the "Mountain Echo" preset, and a filter glide effect which take you to an other dimension.

Escapes (Boele Gerkes)

In The Matrix (Lyynk)

Trap (Greg Savage)

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Included in V Collection

This instrument is also part of the V Collection 5 -your complete dream line-up of the legendary synths, organs, pianos and more that made keyboard history. They’re modeled with the most advanced technologies for authentic realism, and enhanced with new creative options. Whether you use it as DAW plugins in the studio or standalone at gigs, V Collection 5 puts the greatest keys of all time at your fingertips for instant inspiration.

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TAE® Powered

TAE® "True Analog Emulation" is Arturia's exclusive technology that accurately reproduces the defining sonic qualities of analog synthesizers. It recreates the characteristics of analog oscillators in amazing detail, transparency and clarity, as well as the exact properties of the analog filters that give each classic instrument its unique sound. Soft clipping adds even more punch and presence. TAE® is primarily what makes our virtual instruments indistinguishable from the originals.

Main Features

  • Two oscillators, each offering triangle, sawtooth and variable-width pulse wave with PWM.
  • Oscillator 2 also function as a white noise generator.
  • Oscillator 1 or the Filter can be frequency modulated.
  • Single filter with 15 modes: 4 Low Pass, 3 High Pass, 2 Band Pass modes, Notch and Phase Shift plus four additional "combo" filter modes.
  • Ultra-powerful modulation matrix with 27 sources and 47 destinations.
  • Sources include 5 envelopes, 5 LFOs, 4 Ramp, 3 Track generators, Velocity, Pressure, Keyboard follow, and more.
  • Two insert effect slots with six studio-grade effects available.
  • 12 voices of polyphony like the original instrument
  • Multitimbral
  • Works in Standalone, VST, VST3, AU, AAX.

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