Updated Arturia Matrixbrute 2.0

  • By: Thorsten Meyer
  • Date: Thursday, 28 November 2019
  • Time to read: 2 min.

Matrixbrute 2.0

Matrixbrute 2.0 was significantly updated by Arturia through the free 2.0 firmware update with a renewed sequencer, LFO shaping creation.

Version 2.0 integrates many user-requested features with a revamp of the sequencer, a 4-fold increase in its modulation capabilities, custom LFO creation, a new preset comparison feature, a “system” mode, and many smaller enhancements and bug-fixes.

These new abilities and improved functionality give MatrixBrute users exciting new creative scope, letting them go deeper into the instrument than ever before, and create sounds that are truly one of a kind.

The update is available for free to all MatrixBrute owners, and can easily be installed using the Arturia MIDI Control Center.

How To Update

Connect MatrixBrute to your computer using USB
• Open the Arturia MIDI Control Center software (download it for free at arturia.com)
• Select MatrixBrute from the dropdown menu
• Select Firmware Revision, and Update

When updating to version 2.0, your MatrixBrute presets will be automatically converted to the 2.0 format. However, there is no way to convert a 2.0 preset to the 1.0 format. While we are sure you’ll love the changes version 2.0 brings, we would advise you to backup your presets before updating your MatrixBrute, just in case you ever want to roll back to version1.0.

What’s New In Matrixbrute 2.0

Extended modulation capability

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.

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.

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.

Enhancements and bug fixes

Now real-time recording with legato won’t retrigger envelopes, changing presets doesn’t reset the sync and many more little improvements.

MatrixBrute 2 Cheat sheet

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