Arturia MatrixBrute Sound Explorations Demo

This video, via Scan Pro Audio, features a half hour exploration of the sound of the Arturia MatrixBrute synthesizer.

The MatrixBrute is a programmable monophonic / duophonic analog synthesizer, outfitted with three ‘Brute’ oscillators, Steiner-Parker and ladder filters, three envelope generators, analogue effects and a matrix-style modulation matrix.


  • Modular synthesizer flexibility, analog synthesis, and digital convenience in a single keyboard
  • 49-note full-sized keyboard with aftertouch and mod and pitch wheels
  • 100% analog signal path
  • Simple navigation (no menus or shift commands)
  • Instantly route signal, recall presets, set up sequences, and more via the matrix button array
  • Dual VCOs with UltraSaw and Metalizer deliver sought-after Brute-series sound
  • Shape your sound with Steiner-Parker and ladder filters for an added range of character
  • Operates in monophonic, paraphonic, and duophonic modes
  • 64-step sequencer lets you add motion to your sounds and create complex phrases
  • Onboard analog effects including delay, reverb, and more
  • Integrate the rest of your gear with MIDI and a 12 x 12 CV/Gate I/O section
  • Included editor/librarian software and 256 presets make finding the perfect sounds easy

Pricing and Availability

The Arturia MatrixBrute is available for pre-order with a street price of about US $2,000. See the Arturia site for more info.

11 thoughts on “Arturia MatrixBrute Sound Explorations Demo

  1. That videos been up for a month and I think we have talked about it on here already.

    Demo dude needs to learn to program something that doesn’t sound like…whatever the hell he’s doing here.

  2. i think its not a good idea to show off a preproduction unit. behringer and elektron make much smarter marketing just teasing the product and showing it off when its ready. you cant repeat a first impression and from this video the impression i get is, there are an awfull lot of knobs to turn, but its more easy to ruin a sound with them than to get out something good. i remember the very first demo of the sub 37. there wasnt much fiddeling with the knobs but only this absolutely beautiful and massive sound. its very difficult to let a sub 37 sound bad, thats why its so popular. but with the matrixbrute its the other way round, at least judging from this video. and its huge, im afraid i wont have the time nor the space for it. i think the golden age of synths is slowly coming to an end because most people who are interested in these already have some of them in their home. now manufacturers try to bring out bigger and more complex products that in the end dont serve creativity but dampens it by giving just too many functions to mess around with.

  3. I definitely hear the possibilities, but it seems like the demo guy doesn’t have a good ear for the really sweet sounds. I keep thinking it sounds good for about half a second, then he turns some knob to an extreme setting and it ends up sounding trashy. This is a synth that definitely requires a bit more finesse.

  4. Maybe they only have this unit for day or so but why not spend 90% of that time programming some decent patches (as you learn the synth) and 10% demonstrating them. This incessant noodling in the absence of patches is driving me nuts. I am already turned off by the Matrixbrute and looking to the Moog Sub 37 in its place.

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