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.
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.
"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.
ELP Brain BASS
"The ELP Brain BASS preset reproduces a sound heard the ELP's masterpiece Karn Evil 9: 1st Impression Part 1 from the album Brain Salad Surgery. The three oscillators and the Ladder filter of the MatrixBrute are used to recreate this straightforward sound initially created by a modular system.
"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."
Son of Seq
"I was trying to figure out how I could create a bassline, bass drum and percussion line at the same time using the sequencer. This preset makes the most out of the sequencer possibilities. The bass sound is made using VCO 1 and 2, which are both routed the ladder filter. Its cutoff is being modulated by the sequencer mod track to add some groove. The kick drum is created using VCO 3 as a sine wave, its pitch is being modulated by envelope 3. The hi hat and snare drum come from the ""Blue"" noise source which volume is being controlled by both LFO 1 and the sequencer modulation track, with an inverted value so that the bassline and hi hats can alternate. Everything you hear is a single note played out of a single patch!"
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.
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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 !