The MatrixBrute - that muscle car of a synth has just had a major firmware update thanks to the engineers over at Arturia. As well as bug fixes and enhancements, there's a list of new features added too:
The original MatrixBrute featured 4 modulation options. The latest update gives you 4 pages of 4 modulations, quadrupling its creative scope!
NEW FEATURES FOR THE SEQUENCER
A simple but powerful overhaul of the sequencer lets you easily duplicate and delete sections, rotate the sequence, visualize notes in the step, and more.
PRESET COMPARE MODE
Ever accidentally written over a great preset? Never again! Make sure your sound is better than the one you’re saving over with the preset compare feature. Preview a slot before you save, and don’t lose patches you love.
CREATE YOUR OWN LFO
Draw your own waveshapes on the matrix, quantize the steps or smooth them out, to truly customize your sound. You can also sync the LFO with triplets or dotted time divisions.
TOTALLY INDEPENDENT CONTROL
If you prefer to make system changes without having to connect to a computer, the new update introduces a “system” mode, unlocking all parameters that normally could only be accessed through the MCC software.
Firmware is free and can be flashed via USB using the Arturia MIDI Control Centre