The art of sound design
MatrixBrute has presets created by the world’s top sound designers. They have created both classic sounds and modern evolving patches never imagined before.
With the high performance of MatrixBrute, these sound designers could take their creativity to the next level, and beyond.
Katsunori UJIIE - on MatrixBrute
"There was a new discovery that I had not experienced with other analog synths"
Katsunori UJIIE is a creative director, composer, arranger, and keyboardist with a storied career in the field of software production, music production, and music education. As a sound designer he has created sounds for many illustrious synthesizers during the past decades.
"The great thing about MatrixBrute is that it covers all possibilities of an analog synthesizer. I was able to perfectly reflect all my know-how, and there was a new discovery that I had not experienced with other analog synths, so I really enjoyed doing sound design on the MatrixBrute."
There are two domains in which any self-respecting monophonic synthesizer just cannot fail. Lead and Bass sounds. They represent probably the most evident yet exigent ordeal that determines if a synth will enter legendary status or not. Not surprising that Katsunori decided to judge the MatrixBrute on this ground. The result is some of the most monumental presets.
Victor MORELLO - on MatrixBrute
"The best thing about MatrixBrute is the instant access to all its parameters."
Working on the MatrixBrute since the early phases of its prototyping, Victor could claim the title of MatrixBrute first-class expert. Calling on all of his expertise, he created even more sounds for our cutting edge analog synthesizer.
"I am a music producer and in-house sound designer at Arturia. I have been experimenting with sound for as long as I can remember, from school with a plastic ruler and a desk, then later on by abusing my electric guitar. Computer programs and synthesizers were the logical follow up for me. Lately I have been looking to merge club music with more experimental structures and textures."
“The instant access to all its parameters is amazing. I am not a big fan of menu diving so having everything in one place helps a lot to stay "in the zone" and be aware of the whole signal path when you are making music on the machine."
"I tried my best to cover the whole range of the sounds the machine could create. From complex percussion sequences to skull shaking aggressive bass sounds, but also softer ambient pads."
Beyond The Matrix Preset Bank
Old-school to cutting edge.
Sitting in front of the MatrixBrute’s vast array of knobs, buttons, and faders can feel a little bit like you’re at a NASA control console. With Beyond The Matrix, Arturia gives you the skills of an experienced mission controller, so you can sit back and enjoy the ride.
Created by Victor Morello, one of the most experienced MatrixBrute users on the planet, Beyond The Matrix is packed with 32 expertly designed sounds. Victor has been creating iconic sounds for the MatrixBrute since it was on the drawing board, and now you can expand the soundset of this analog beast with his knowledge and experience.
Mixing classic old-school synth sounds with contemporary techno and IDM patches, Beyond The Matrix shows you what’s possible with this modern day legend: pseudo polyphonic sequences, drum sequences, and even a nod to extreme metal. The sound bank also contains some incredibly textural, other-worldly SFX to flesh out your tracks with a little je ne sais quoi. Whatever genre you’re creating with MatrixBrute, this collection will inspire your creativity and imagination.
Let us take you beyond the Matrix.Download Preset Bank
Beyond The Matrix
This split keyboard patchs has a sequence on the left side of the keyboard and a classic soft lead patch on the right side. Engage key hold and jam endlessly !
Starts off as a classic analog bass patch, then Envelope 3 is used to modulate both the Delay Time, FX Dry/Wet and FM Amount at the same time. Check out how it opens the sound in a drastic way !
This patch is a great demonstration of the unique Matrix-Arpeggiator feature. The chord is changed while playing and the space and intervals between octaves stays the same. The macro knobs are tweaked in real time and transform the shape of the envelopes and oscillator while playing.
A tribute to the early days of tape music and the pioneers of sound experimentation. Two random LFOs are modulating the pitch, delay time and envelope release while the sequencer runs at a super high rate in random play mode with only a few steps on. As a result, the envelopes are triggered scarcely in a random way. Very interesting to listen to.
The MatrixBrute has three oscillators, so I asked myself if a three note polyphonic sequence could be produced somewhat : the answer is yes ! LFO 1 is controlling the pitch of VCO 2 by a fifth while the sequencer MOD track adds a pitch offset on VCO 3 that allows to write additional notes on op of the main melody.
Evolving and calm pad that makes the most out of the paraphonic abilities of the MatrixBrute. No external effects or editing, all you hear is from a few chords played using the patch. One of my favorite !
Ken "Flux" PIERCE - on MatrixBrute
"Creating Sounds in the MatrixBrute is a unique experience"
"My Name is Ken “Flux” Pierce, I am a Sound Designer, Music Producer, and all around synth enthusiast. I host and co-host a number of Live shows (The SynthSummitShow, BeatPPL, and The Producers Hangout) as well as teach various music technology courses. My background is pretty varied between hip hop production, punk rock, and chill-out music. My sounds can be heard in various music products and samplers. I specialize in unique and powerful sounds."
"Creating Sounds in the MatrixBrute is a unique experience. Unlike most deep synthesizers MatrixBrute gives you access to view all of your modulations in one place with no menu diving. This presents an amazing opportunity to design sounds with an overview that allows you to keep focused on the minute details while designing for the global users."
"When approaching the sound design for the MatrixBrute my first priority was to create sounds that inspired. I found working with the MatrixBrute that you could certainly keep a sound minimal and get huge results. Adding in the Macro controls and modulations allowed me to really take a sound from vintage to modern in no time. I wanted to take advantage of the dual filters in the MatrixBrute. This is something really unique and allows for a great tonal variety in a single preset."
Stéphane SCHOTT - on MatrixBrute
"It is almost impossible to do the same on any other synthesizer so instinctively."
Stéphane Schott is a French composer and executive producer working for television (TF1, HD1, NT1,
TMC...), music edition companies, video game studios (Ubisoft Montreal) and many other
In addition to those activities, he regularly works for Arturia as a composer (V Collection 4 & 5, Spark 2 and MiniLab MKII music) and as a sound designer who was part of the development of sound banks for the Matrix 12V, the Synclavier V and much more.
"From the moment I began to handle sound design on the MatrixBrute I was immediately seduced by the effectiveness of the modulation matrix, which is one of the key points of this synth. To be able to assign so quickly up to 16 sources of modulations to 16 destinations including 4 customizable destinations, we can say that it is almost impossible to do the same on any other synthesizer so instinctively."
"At first, I wanted to create abrupt, dissonant and aggressive sonorities and it appears that I was able to develop some because MatrixBrute offers many nice settings with the Drive and the Brute Factor in the filter section, the Metalizer, the Ultra Saw in the oscillator section and of course the Audio Mod. Then I realized that it could be interesting in a softer range. The Ladder Filter and analog effects that were not in the MiniBrute brings a lot on that point. I also wanted to make use of the possibilities the 64-step sequencer is offering."
Jean-Baptiste ARTHUS - on MatrixBrute
"A direct connection between your idea and the results you get"
Jean-Baptiste has worked as sound designer for Arturia for two years creating factory presets and soundbanks for all the Arturia instruments. He plays electro live performances as 55h22 using a modular system.
"The one knob per function creates a direct connection between your idea and the result you get. You are always sure of the direction you are taking during your sound creation. Hands on, powerful, and inspiring."
"The MatrixBrute is undoubtedly a great instrument for musicians but it is also a dream come true for sound designers. Wherever you want to go, you know that you will only encounter open doors. Something as challenging and pleasant for sound experimenters."
Boele GERKES - on MatrixBrute
"There is so much to explore on the MatrixBrute!"
"I have been a beta tester and sound designer for various synthesizer companies through the years. Many (mostly analog) synthesizers passed through my hands during the last 35 years, looking for that ultimate, never heard before sound."
"To me the MatrixBrute has a perfect mix of features: an extensive sound engine, a fantastic modulation matrix, a step sequencer, an arpeggiator plus many other bonuses like the BBD delay, patch memory, various play modes and extensive connectivity to and from Eurorack modulars.
"You can do wild things: use an LFO shape as envelope, use just the sub oscillators as sound source, modulate parameters with the step sequencer, modulate oscillators or filters with one of the 4(!) flavors of noise, trigger the VCA gate input with and LFO (you need 1 patch cable for it), etc. I tried to capture a lot of those things in my presets and also did some sounds that recreate famous old sequences: On the Run, Spiral, Tangram, Rubycon. Not necessarily exactly the same, but close and with character. "
Richard DEVINE - on MatrixBrute
"You can literally route anything to anything"
Atlanta-based electronic musician and sound designer Richard Devine has worked with various labels since the early 90's, releasing albums on Warp and Schematic Records amongst others. His most recent projects include sound design for Google's new Virtual Reality platform, DayDream and a new modular synth album.
"The MatrixBrute push button matrix system interface is one of the most unique things about it. You can easily push in your modulation routings, sequences, preset storage/recall making programing and shaping sounds a breeze. The Mod Matrix is an excellent exploratory environment for sound experimentation."
"I was interested in creating animated textural sounds with the MatrixBrute. You have so many ways to approach modulation using the built-in envelopes, LFO's, VCO's, 4 macro knobs, and you can literally route anything to anything. I also tried to create several patches around the internal sequencer/arpeggiator, which can also be used as a modulation source. "
Nori UBUKATA - on MatrixBrute
"I like it so much!"
Designing synth sound since Yamaha’s first FM synthesizer GS1, Nori is also a music composer, producer, keyboardist, Thereminist and Ondist. He recently partnered with Yves Usson and Urs Gaudenz to create the Theresyn.
”The assignable matrix is great! I like it so much! The dual different type VCF is amazing as well.”
As a veteran sound adventurer, he immediately recognized the strong potential contained in the MatrixBrute.
Having worked on so many different instruments Nori let us know that for him creating sounds with the MatrixBrute was a special experience. Something different from any other analog synth.
Jean-Michel BLANCHET - on MatrixBrute
"The MatrixBrute represents the very essence of what a synthesizer must be."
Sound designer and music producer, passionate about electronics and synthesizers from the 70’s. He started by creating sounds on memory-less analog instruments such as the Oberheim® 2 Voice and the ARP Odyssey and has never stopped.
It allowed me to build a strong experience in sound design on all kinds of instruments and devices, both hardware and virtual which led me to be part of the Arturia Sound Design team since 1999.”
“The MatrixBrute represents the very essence of what a synthesizer must be. Its semi-modular synthesis structure, the unique composition of its VCOs and the presence of the Steiner Parker filter invites the exploration of new soundscapes with the freedom to do so your own way, for sturdy results.”
“This machine inspires me to create all types of sound. Airy ambiances and arpeggios, deep and forceful bass sounds, vehement leads and sequences thanks to the “Metalizer” parameter of the oscillators and the “Brute Factor” distortion circuit.” “The MatrixBrute represents the very essence of what a synthesizer must be. Its semi-modular synthesis structure, the unique composition of its VCOs and the presence of the Steiner Parker filter invites the exploration of new soundscapes with the freedom to do so your own way, for sturdy results.”