Arturia has introduced its MatrixBrute Analog Synthesizer at The NAMM Show 2016, January 21-24 in Anaheim, California, USA.
MatrixBrute Analog Synthesizer is a programmable monophonic/duophonic analogue synthesizer. It has three 'Brute' oscillators, Steiner-Parker and ladder filters, three ultra-fast envelope generators, analogue effects, and a modulation matrix.
The modulation matrix is at the heart of MatrixBrute, making the most of each 'module' through a matrix that offers thousands of potential modulation routings. Assign any of 16 modulation sources to any of 16 modulation destinations (in MOD mode) and set the amounts of each modulation routing using the dedicated data encoder; four such destinations are user programmable and can clearly be seen in the E Ink (Electronic Ink) display.
That multifaceted matrix also allows presets to be recalled at the touch of a (dedicated) button (in PRESET mode). 256 pre-programmed professional presets are included. MatrixBrute packs the power of a modular synth system with an all-important ability to save each patch.
The matrix can also be pressed into action as a 64-step sequencer with separate STEP, ACCENT, SLIDE, and MODULATION options (in SEQ mode).
To help maintain a 100% analogue signal path, MatrixBrute also adds true Analog Effects to its stereo output — choose from chorus, delay, and flanger with five operational modes... any analog effects controls can be set as modulation destinations in the matrix. Multiple modes of both the Arpeggiator and Sequencer allow almost unlimited musical ideas to quickly and easily flow forth for instant inspiration.
The MatrixBrute Analog Synthesizer makes the most of its four-mode Steiner Filter (upgraded to support both 12dB/oct and 24dB/oct slopes alongside a dedicated Drive control for creating thicker sounds) and three-mode Ladder Filter (known for creating punchy bass and fat lead sounds with 12dB/oct and 24dB/oct slopes alongside another dedicated Drive control). The three VCOs are each equipped with a sub-oscillator as well as Saw, Pulse, and Triangle waveforms with the unique wave-shapers that are the trademark of the 'Brute' sound of the MatrixBrute Analog Synthesizer's smaller siblings, the MiniBrute and MicroBrute monosynths.
You can work with any setup — cue control voltage interfacing in abundance (12 CV inputs and 12 CV outputs to interface with any standard 1V/oct modular gear); Audio IN (line and instrument levels allow for adding an external oscillator from a favourite modular synth or processing a guitar or other instrument through the filters, VCA, and analogue effects); GATE In and Out (to trigger external gear or trigger the internal envelopes remotely); SYNC In and Out (to synchronise the internal sequencer and arpeggiator with external devices); standard MIDI In, Out, and Thru (to connect to both modern and vintage gear alike); USB I/O (to interface to a computer-based DAW directly and also use the free editor/librarian software); and PEDALS (Expression 1, Expression 2, and Sustain inputs to provide realtime control) — not forgetting, of course, MASTER OUT (stereo master outputs on 1/4-inch jacks).
The MatrixBrute Analog Synthesizer will be being showcased on Arturia's booth (#6920) in Hall A at The NAMM Show 2016, January 21-24 in Anaheim, California. Come check it out.
The MatrixBrute Analog Synthesizer is expected to ship in Spring 2016 when it will be available to buy directly from Arturia online or through the company's global network of dealers and retailers.
For more detailed information, please visit the MatrixBrute Analog Synthesizer product webpage: www.arturia.com/products/matrixbrute