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MatrixBrute is perhaps the most powerful analog monophonic synthesizer ever. As flexible as a modular system but offering presets, MatrixBrute is a dream machine for everyone interested in creating a ... Click To Read More About This Product


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MatrixBrute is perhaps the most powerful analog monophonic synthesizer ever. As flexible as a modular system but offering presets, MatrixBrute is a dream machine for everyone interested in creating a sound palette of their own. MatrixBrute is an outstanding analog synthesizer. Offering three Brute oscillators, a Steiner-Parker filter and a ladder filter, five analog effects, and the incredible modulation matrix. It is a massive sonic beast.

Power Beyond the Matrix
At the heart of the MatrixBrute is its unique modulation matrix that allows you to create your own routings. You can invent a sound palette of your own that will be heard in any mix. The matrix can also be used to recall your own presets so you can select any of the 256 presets instantly without wandering through menus or awkward selection screens. With the MatrixBrute, everything is at your fingertips. As if it weren’t enough, the matrix is also made to program and play sequences. This is no ordinary step-sequencer. With its ability to also be used as a modulation source, sounds evolve in melody and texture, just the way you want.

Sound Beyond the Power
Offering an audio signal path that is is 100% analog, MatrixBrute also features true analog effects. The MatrixBrute gives you the sonic quality and power of a vast modular synthesizer but with the flexibility of presets along with a great arpeggiator and an advanced sequencer. MatrixBrute offers a multitude of connections so you can work in any set-up. It brings a quality keybed and a solid chassis.

Hands-On Heaven
Forget about tiny LCD screens, being lost in menus and sub-menus, and trying to remember double functions and complex procedures. MatrixBrute brings back the fun and the immediate hands-on experience of synthesis. When you want things to shake, grab the Sub Osc slider and bring it on. When you want it to sizzle, grab the filter knob and open it up. And when it’s time to unleash the beast, grab the Brute Factor knob and turn it loose! It’s that easy.

  • 49 note keyboard with both velocity and aftertouch
  • 100% analog signal path with analog effects
  • Multiple keyboard modes for mono, paraphonic and duo-split modes
  • Unique matrix—create your own routings
  • Built-in arpeggio and sequencer
  • Keyboard
    Number of keys: 49
    Key size: Full
    Aftertouch / Velocity: Both

    Polyphony (max): 2 voices
    VCO: 3
    VCF: 2
    Envelope Generator (EG): 3
    LFO: 2
    Mixer: 5-input audio mixer
    Included presets: 256
    User preset slots: Info not available

    Output: Mono
    MIDI Connectivity: MIDI In/Out/Thru
    Line input: Yes, mono
    USB Connectivity: Yes
    Headphone out: Yes
    Other: Sync

    Onboard Features
    Sequencer: 64-step
    Arpeggiator: Yes
    Display: No
    Effects: Yes
    Pitch bend/Modulation: Both

    Width: 33.8 in.
    Height: 4.2 in.
    Depth: 17 in. 
    Weight: 44 lb.

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ArturiaMatrixBrute Analog Synthesizer

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)


A work of "ART", ARTuria that is. An amazing pleasure!

By YamahaArturiaMan

from Alabama

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer


  • Easy to Use
  • Portable
  • Pre-programmed music
  • Realistic Sound
  • Responsive / Good Action
  • Touch Sensitive Keys


  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Electronic Music

Comments about Arturia MatrixBrute Analog Synthesizer:

A work of "ART", ARTuria that is. An amazing pleasure! I've never seen or owned an Arturia anything. I did buy a Moog but when I saw this coming to market I returned it in anticipation of what this MatrixBrute claimed to do and be. It's gorgeous and with one-knob, one-function for everything it's simple. It's laid out logically and seems to makes sense. If you enjoy analog then this is your answer. The construction is impeccable with nice tight knobs and buttons. I can't speak to longevity but my unit was damaged in shipping and sustained a heavy impact on the bottom and it withstood that abuse and still works great. That speaks well of the build quality I think. The sound is inspiring, I can't stop playing it. Get one!

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Very good!

By Jared

from Pittsburgh, PA

About Me Experienced


  • Realistic Sound


    Best Uses

    • Electronic Music

    Comments about Arturia MatrixBrute Analog Synthesizer:

    This synth is really great. I pre-ordered it nearly a year ago and I've had it for about a month now. I see a lot of comments regarding build quality and I'd like to dispel those.

    This thing is a brick. This is my first Arturia hardware product, and while I've heard not so great things about their previous products, the build quality is actually quite good. None of the knobs are wobbly -- the are extremely solid. The faders are very slightly wobbly sometimes may appear crooked, but it does not affect their feel much at all. They do not feel like they would break very easily, but they do indeed feel lesser than the knobs. But don't let that discourage you! They work very nicely.

    The sounds this synth can produce are quite great. Brute Factor is my favorite feature so far. Adding just a hint of it spices up any sound and gives it an amazing character. I use a tiny bit of Brute Factor in almost every sound I make. Too much and it sounds gnarly and distorted, and beyond that, quite unpleasing. But a hint of it makes any sound much better. Another great feature is the effects section. The analog effects can go from subtle and harmonious to alien and out of this world. I very often run sound from my DAW into the synth to add Brute Factor and the analog effects, and then rerecord it back into my DAW.

    The presets included with this are very good, although I rarely find myself using them because I have so much fun creating my own sounds. I have not yet used the MIDI software extensively, but it seems pretty good so far. It makes it very easy to manage your presets. I am very big on saving every sound I ever use in a song so I can later modify it, so being able to keep everything safe on your computer and recalling it whenever necessary is great!

    If you are considering moving from the software world into the hardware world, this is a great synth to break the ice. It can create sounds you simply cannot on a PC. I highly recommend this!


    This is the one to beat...

    By synthesis

    from Baltimore, Maryland

    About Me Professional Musician


    • Easy to Use
    • Great Build Quality
    • Realistic Sound
    • Responsive / Good Action
    • Touch Sensitive Keys


    • Analog Effects could be better
    • Oscillators do not have sine waves

    Best Uses

    • Accompaniment
    • Chamber Music
    • Concerts
    • Electronic Music
    • MIDI

    Comments about Arturia MatrixBrute Analog Synthesizer:

    I've had mine for about a month now, and I have to say that this is one of the most versatile and intuitive synthesizers on the market right now. The build quality is stellar on it, including all the knobs, faders, chassis and key bed. The Mod Matrix is one of the coolest innovations to hit the monosynth industry, it's super easy to use and makes modulation really easy and clean. Plus the assignable modulation destinations allow for even more customization. Also, the sequencer is also one of the greatest features on this thing. 64 steps is way more than enough and the ability to add modulation to each step is pretty awesome as well. My only two gripes about this synth are: the analog effect section leaves a little to be desired, and the oscillators don't have a sine wave. Good thing is both of these issue are easily bypassed as the sub-oscillators can produce a sine wave, which can be tuned up using VCO coarse tuning, and the output stage features a mono output so that you can run your own effects separate from the synth.

    All in all, the Matrixbrute is the one to beat. It can do everything and sound like anything. And for almost $2000 less than anything that could be compared to it, it is frankly a no brainier.

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