Arturia today announced a firmware update to the MatrixBrute, its flagship analog synthesizer.
The update adds real-time recording, a Matrix-arpeggiator, preset knob position indication and more.
Here’s what’s new in MatrixBrute Firmware Update 1.1:
- Real-Time Recording – Set the length of your sequence, press the Record and Play buttons in sequencer mode and real-time mode records the notes you play.
- Holding a note during several steps automatically ties them, while playing a note with a high velocity records an accent on the step.
- The real-time mode also lets you record the modulation track live, using the Modulation Amount knob.
- Matrix Arpeggiator – Simultaneously press the Arpeggiator and Sequencer buttons to access the Matrix Arpeggiator. The Matrix Arpeggiator offers up to 16 steps, each represented by a column of the Matrix, and arpeggiated chords of up to 4 notes.
- The four top rows work just like in standard sequencer mode for these 16 steps. The lower part can be divided in three groups of 4 rows. Each group represents an octave from -1 to +1 and the 4 rows within each of them symbolize the 4 notes of the chord you play on the keyboard.
- This way you can set which of the four notes of your chord will be played and on which octave for each step. Activating the Key Hold mode and playing different chords will allow you to create on the fly complex progressions while keeping a very consistent rhythm and melody.
- Transposing Pitch CV outputs – transpose the 0V-related note for the Pitch Outputs using the Arturia MIDI Control Center.
- Other improvements:
- The MatrixBrute now has an available clock resolution, ensuring the compatibility with Korg instruments.
- Improved Autotune.
- The loading of presets is now quicker and does not generate “pops” anymore…
See the Arturia site for details.