Arturia MatrixBrute Analogue Synthesizer
Introducing the Arturia MaxiBrute: an analogue, 3 oscillator mega synth with 16 x 16 modulation routing grid and real analogue effects.
- Mono/duophonic analogue synthesizer
- 256 presets (factory and user combined)
- 16x16 Matrix modulation panel
- 64-step sequencer and versatile arpeggiator
- Analogue delay, chrous, flanger and reverb effects
- 12 CV / Gate inputs/outputs
- MIDI and USB I/O
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What makes the massive-sounding MatrixBrute Analog Synthesizer so state-of-the-art? Matrix by name, matrix by nature, that namesake 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 eye-catching E Ink (Electronic Ink) display. Don't be afraid to invent a sound palette of your own and make your musical mark!
That multifaceted matrix also allows presets to be recalled quite literally at the touch of a (dedicated) button (in PRESET mode). Go grab one of the 256 pioneering, pre-programmed professional presets or recall one of your own original sound creations... instantly! Indeed, MatrixBrute packs the power of a modular synth system with an all-important ability to save each patch. No need to worry about recording a sound straight away for fear of losing it forever!
Furthermore, the matrix can also be pressed into action as an awesome 64-step sequencer with separate STEP, ACCENT, SLIDE, and MODULATION options (in SEQ mode). Make musical moves directly on your analogue synthesizer. Sounds can evolve in melody and texture... exactly the way you want them to!
To help maintain a 100% analogue signal path, MatrixBrute also adds true analogue effects to its stereo output — choose from chorus, delay, and flanger with five operational modes... and, yes, any analogue effects controls can be set as modulation destinations in the matrix! When was the last time you worked with analogue effects and a great arpeggiator? Ask no more. MatrixBrute has got you well and truly covered. Multiple modes of both the Arpeggiator and Sequencer allow almost unlimited musical ideas to quickly and easily flow forth for instant inspiration!
It's a given that any analogue synthesizer only sounds as good as its VCFs (Voltage-Controlled Filters) and VCOs (Voltage-Controlled Oscillators). The MatrixBrute Analogue Synthesizer sounds superb, markedly making 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 beloved 'Brute' sound of the MatrixBrute Analog Synthesizer's smaller siblings, the award-winning and amazingly compact and bijou MiniBrute and MicroBrute monosynths (both boasting MIDI, USB, and CV connectivity together with a host of unique features). But by pairing a 49-note (full-size) keyboard (featuring both velocity-sensitivity and aftertouch for a musical feel with plenty of expression) with a beautifully-designed, solid chassis (featuring a helpfully-hinged, hands-on capacious control panel), the road-ready MatrixBrute Analogue Synthesizer is both bigger and better, boasting more connections than an airport... well, almost!
As such, you can comfortably 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).
As a phenomenal source of inspiration and a truly empowering instrument, MatrixBrute is easy to understand. Forget drop-down menus and dual- function controls. Forget connectivity issues. Forget imitations. This is you in control. This is you inventing sounds. This is analogue avant-garde!
Arturia MaxiBrute Specifications
> Mono/duophonic analogue synthesizer
> 256 presets (factory & user combined)
> 2 analogue exponential VCOs:
• Saw + UltraSaw, Square + Pulse width, Triangle + Metalizer, Sub
> 1 analogue 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:VCF1 <VCO3>VCF2: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
> 2 LFO's
• Sine, Tri, Square, Ramp, Saw, Random, S&H
> 3 envelope generators
• 2 Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release • 1 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
> analogue Effects
• Stereo delay, Delay, Flanger, Chorus, analogue Reverberator
> 12 CV / Gate inputs/outputs
> Audio Input, Line or Instrument level > Stereo audio output
> MIDI and USB i/o
> Pedal inputs for expression and sustain