NEW: Arturia MatrixBrute Synth & KeyStep Sequencer

As you may or may not know, Arturia have previously created the MiniBrute and MicroBrute analogue synthesizers, designed for producing some pretty raw and aggressive synth sounds.

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,


  1. wendy

    Hi Marcus, I like your website. I viewed your page . No I ,will leave it up to you to make the music. Great Page . Enjoyed listen to your music on your about page too. Read all your story. Music while you read, do you sell your music you make, well done.

    1. Marcus (Post author)

      Thank you, Wendy. No, I do not sell my music. It’s just for the amusement of myself and those that can listen to it for free. Thank you for taking the time to comment.


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