Arturia has released a major update to their MatrixBrute synthesizer.
Version 2.0 integrates a number of user-requested features – with a revamp of the sequencer, a four-fold increase in its modulation capabilities, custom LFO creation, a new preset comparison feature, a “system” mode, and many smaller enhancements and bug-fixes.
- Extended modulation capability. The original MatrixBrute featured 4 modulation options. The latest update gives the user 4 pages of 4 modulations, quadrupling its creative scope.
- Preset compare mode. “Ever accidentally written over a great preset? Never again!” The updated firmware allows the MatrixBrute user to make sure their new sound is better than the existing one with the preset compare feature. Preview a slot before saving, and don’t lose favorite patches.
- Create your own LFO. Users can draw their own waveshapes on the matrix, quantize the steps or smooth them out, to truly customize their sound. Users can also sync the LFO with triplets or dotted time divisions. Here’s a video tutorial about how to do just that.
- New features for the sequencer. A simple but powerful overhaul of the sequencer lets the user easily duplicate and delete sections, rotate the sequence, visualize notes in the step, and more.
- Totally independent control. For those who prefer to make system changes without having to connect to a computer, the new firmware update introduces a “system” mode, unlocking all parameters that normally could only be accessed through the MCC software.
- Enhancements and bug fixes. MatrixBrute developers explain: “We’ve listened to MatrixBrute owners, and made things work even better for them. Now real-time recording with legato won’t retrigger envelopes, changing presets doesn’t reset the sync, and many more little improvements.”
For more information about the free firmware update, go to the Arturia Matrixbrute firmware webpage. The update is available for free to all MatrixBrute owners, and can easily be installed using the Arturia MIDI Control Center.
Additional information about the MatrixBrute is available on the Arturia website.