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MATRIXBRUTE

Sale Price: $2,999.00 CDN
Original Price: $3,149.99 CDN

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MatrixBrute is a powerful analog monophonic synthesizer offering three Brute oscillators, a Steiner-Parker filter and a ladder filter, five analog effects, and the incredible modulation matrix. Designed to be flexible and fun to use, evocative and awe inspiring, and most importantly, a world-class musical instrument; the MatrixBrute gives you the depth you need to design and keep inspired for years to come.

MaxiBrute is a synthesizer with the flexibility of a modular but at the same time it is intuitive and programmable for the live and studio musician. 1:1 knob and button interface for ease of use; pure analog sound with the fattest oscillator in the industry; two filters based on the original designs of Dr. Bob and Nyle Steiner, but taken to new levels; real analog delay effects on the output and the eye catching matrix modulation. MaxiBrute offers tons of connections so you can work in any set-up and it brings a quality keybed and a solid chassis. All these features and more add up to create a landmark electronic music platform.

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.

MAIN FEATURES

• Analog Matrix Synthesizer
• 256 Preset memory locations

2 Analog Exponential VCOs: Saw + UltraSaw, Square +Pulse width, Triangle + Metalizer, Sub
1 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

Filters
• 5 input Audio Mixer with Filter routing
• Steiner Parker filter with 12 and 24 db per octave modes ; Drive ; Brute factor; Low Pass, High Pass, Band Pass, Notch
• Ladder filter with 12 and 24 db per octave modes ; Drive ; Brute factor; Low Pass, High Pass and Band Pass modes

2 LFOs: Sine, Tri, Square, Ramp, Saw, Random, S&H

3 Envelope Generators
2 Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release
1 Delay, Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release

16x16 Matrix modulation panel
• 4 user assignable destinations
• Data dial sets the amount of modulation for each cross point on the matrix
64 step sequencer
STEP enable, Slide, Accent, Modulation
Save and recall sequence patterns on the fly
Preset recall: 256 on-board preset memory locations

Analog Effects: Stereo delay, Delay, Flanger, Chorus, Analog Reverberator

• Arpeggiator

Connectivity
• External Audio In
• 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

Box contents
- MatrixBrute unit
- Power cord
- User manual

Size & weight
Dimensions: 33.8 x 17 x 4.2 inches (860 x 432 x 107mm)
Weight : 44 lbs. (20 Kg)

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Closest StoreVancouver, British Columbia
Some great routing possibilities in the Matrix, all the usual high-end synth features (seq., arp., pattern recall etc.), ability to store many patches on board and on your computer. Lots of CV connectivity, MIDI, very nice keys feat. assignable aftertouch, and some really nice and unique BBD FX on top of it all. Surprisingly easy to use, despite it's imposing appearance.
Posted by anonymous on Dec 29, 2018
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very nice synthesizer.3 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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This instrument is a synthesist's synthesizer. Hours of my life have disappeared, lost in sound. The Matrixbrute has a good design, build and sound. For the price point, its value is unmatched. Moog's sub37 or Voyager are the closest thing to it on the market but, in my opinion, do not offer the same flexibility in sound design. Arturia did a terrific job in bringing this instrument to market; a design that acknowledges the past, looks to the future and encourages exploration of sound. That being said, I would be remiss had I not mentioned: Arturia have not been great with support in the form of firmware updates. There has been only one update since 2016, and that was to make it fully functional for market. They have said another major update will be released in 2019 to fix bugs and add features, so I remain optimistic. In an over-saturated market of synthesizers the matrixbrute stands out. A mix of Arp 2600, Mood D, VCS3 and it's own heritage the instrument will melt your brain and face. If you are in the market for a mono in this price point, it's a no brainer anyhow. Cheers.
Posted by 40hz on Sep 10, 2018
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