Now they are coming out with the MatrixBrute:
It looks awesome, doesn’t it?
The style of the controls and sounds it produces seem very similar to the MiniBrute and MicroBrute. The main additional thing that grabs your attention is the digital matrix, which is where this synth gets its name from. It reminds me a bit of the Misa Digital NSC-32, especially since it can be used as a 64-note step sequencer.
However, it does more than that, because it is also a digital patch bay. Whereas modular synthesizers can have their various parameters patched into each other using cables, the matrix on the MatrixBrute can patch any part of the synthesizer to another simply by selecting the button that corresponds to one parameter on the X axis and the other parameter on the Y axis. This is really useful because it means there will be no cables dangling around, and it also makes it super quick to do the patching. You can do it while you are in the middle of playing!
And yet it can also be patched with external equipment via the inputs and outputs on the back. This synth also has its own analogue effects, although they can only be selected one at a time.
And Arturia also have another product coming out called the KeyStep:
It is both a polyphonic step sequencer and a controller in one, and can be used to control both digital and analogue synthesizers. Pretty good, huh?
What do you think about these two new products? Are you tempted to get them? Let me know in the comments section below.
All the best,