Analog Avant-Garde

MatrixBrute is arguably the most powerful analog monophonic synthesizer ever! As flexible as a modular system but offering presets, MatrixBrute is a dream machine for everyone interested in creating a sound palette of their own.

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When was the last time you felt
your heart beating faster?

When was the last time you heard sounds you had never heard before?

When was the last time you met an instrument that truly inspired pleasure and creativity?

MatrixBrute is an outstanding analog synthesizer. Offering three Brute oscillators, a Steiner-Parker filter and a ladder filter, five analog effects, and the incredible modulation matrix, it is a massive sonic beast.

in design

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!

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 screens, 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.

Hands-On Heaven

The digital brain for MatrixBrute’s analog heart

The Matrix is where MatrixBrute’s analog reactivity and digital precision collide - an advanced architecture unlike any synth before it.


Acid ReFlux


Harsh driven bass sounds made alive by multiple LFO modulation and live tweaking to bring back and forth the different oscillators levels.

Touched by grace

Simon Gallifet

This chilly nu-disco beat makes a great showcase of the different sounds in the preset bank. All the sounds were made with the MatrixBrute, except the drum parts. 3 different presets are used : MalletLead, BrassLead, UnissonBass


This lead has two parts : oscillator 1 is playing a typical MatrixBrute key sound taking advantage of the famous Arturia triangle Metalizer, while oscillator 2 adds a more classical flavour. Heavy hand tweaking from the Touché gathers the two flavours into one unique sound !


A tribute to one of the ancestors of modern synthesizers. Haunting and expressive lead sound drowned in the built-in delay.


Starts as a classic mallet-like plucked patch, this sounds ends up as something way more modern and bright. Bring out the drums !


Classic analog brass-like pad with rhytmical cutoff modulation to make the playing feel like an actual ensemble.


Starts as a soft arpeggiated bell sound then gradually morphs into a full blown 3 oscillators lead before suddendly going back to the initial sound.

beyond the power

Offering a audio signal path that is is 100% analog, 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.


  • Future Music

    On MatrixBrute

    “Arturia have really made something special here. Future classic? Absolutely!”

  • Sound On Sound

    On MatrixBrute

    “MatrixBrute is a powerful synthesizer and, once you get to grips with it, its flexibility is astounding.”

  • Electronic Musician

    On MatrixBrute

    “MatrixBrute is an instrument that has won my respect and admiration. This isn’t just a lot of synth for the money; it’s a lot of synth, period. Arturia has made me a devoted fan.”

  • Audio Technology

    On MatrixBrute

    “If you’re seeking a synth capable of off-the-wall, raucous and rude tones, you’re going to love MatrixBrute.”

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What's in the box

Box content

  • MatrixBrute unit
  • Power cable

Instrument dimensions

  • size : 33.8 x 17 x 4.2 inches (860 x 432 x 107mm)
  • weight : 44lbs (20kg)

Main Features

Analog Matrix Synthesizer

256 Preset memory locations

Two Analog Exponential VCO’s

  • Saw + UltraSaw
  • Square + Pulse width
  • Triangle + Metalizer
  • Sub

One Analog Linear VCO/LFO

  • Saw, Square, Triangle, Sine waveforms
  • LFO time divisions
  • Key track

VCO 2>1 Hard Sync

Audio Mod

  • VCO1>2
  • VCO1 >VCO3> VCO2
  • VCF 1 >VCO3> VCF 2
  • VCF1 >Noise> VCF2

Noise Generator

  • 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

Two LFO’s

  • Sine, Tri, Square, Ramp, Saw, Random, S&H

Three Envelope Generators

  • Two Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release
  • One 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

Analog Effects

  • Stereo delay, Delay, Flanger, Chorus, Analog Reverberator


12 CV / Gate Inputs/Outputs

Audio Input, Line or Instrument level

Stereo audio output


Pedal inputs for Expression and Sustain