| AC Input Specifications
|100V - 240V AC
| Pedal Connections Specifications
|Tip = Pot center tap
Ring = 3.3V ; Sleeve = Gnd
| CV/Gate Specifications
| VCO1 Pitch
|0 - 10 V
| VCO1 Ultrasaw amount
| VCO1 Pulse width
| VCO1 Metalizer amount
| VCO2 Pitch
| VCO2 Ultrasaw amount
| VCO2 Pulse width
| VCO3 Metalizer amount
| Steiner Filter - Cutoff frequency
| Ladder Filter - Cutoff frequency
| LFO1 Amount
| VCA Gain
| Clock Rates
|Gate, Clock, 24ppqn, 48ppqn
| Audio Inputs & Output
Master Out L/R
|Mono TS Jack
| Audio In
|Mono TS Jack
Line = 0-20dB
Inst = 0-40dB
| Display control value
(Offset between preset value & current value)
|Preset + Knob/Slider
| Auto-tune (5 to 30 seconds)
Unit must be warm. (30min @ 20°C)
|Panel + KBD Track
| Reset Preset
Panel + PRESET
| Clear all modulations
Panel + MOD
| Reset Sequencer & Arp
Panel + SEQ
| Reset encoders value
(Macro knobs, Master Cutoff, Modulation Knob)
Panel + Knob
| Set Split Point
Voice Mode + Key
|Set Lower Part octave
Voice Mode + Octave buttons
Since version 2.0, Matrixbrute lets you define 16 custom modulation destinations. Almost all the MatrixBrute controls can be assigned, even the modulation amounts !
To do that, hold any of the destination buttons and press/tweak the control of your choice. The screen should then update and display the name of the control assigned.
More details about how to proceed on this video: Assign custom modulation destinations
The few controls that cannot be assigned are the following:
- Phone Volume
- Master Volume
- Sequencer Rate
- Sequencer Swing
- Sequencer Gate Lenght
This is very simple, as any other parameter, this can be done through the Modulation Matrix, from the following sources:
- Exp 1 / M3
- Exp 2 / M4
To see how to proceed in images, please check this video: Assign a macro
The Macro 1 & Macro 2 are sharing the same lines than the expression pedals 1 & 2.
If expressions pedals are plugged, the corresponding macro knobs will define their minimum value.
On the Modulation Matrix, set the "Seq Mod" source to one or several destinations and set a modulation amount on each assigned parameter.
For the accent, do the same from the velocity to the destination(s) of your choice.
Then, on the Sequencer view, you can set for each step:
- Modulation On/Off: To do that, press the corresponding step Mod button
- A modulation amount: Press record > Press a step or use the Seq arrows to select a step > Set the modulation amount to your convenience with the Modulation knob..
- Accent On/Off: To set an accent on a step, press the corresponding step Accent button.
If you need a more detailed explanation about this feature, please check this video: The Modulation Track
Tip: In record mode, pressing a step on the sequencer will trigger it, and allow to hear the modulation applied to this step in real time.
These modes changes the behaviour of the potentiometers when their virtual and real position differs.
Jump: On turn, the value of the parameter will instantly jump from the potentiometer virtual position, to it's real position.
Hook: The knob has no effect on the parameter value until it reaches it's virtual position.
Scaled: The knob has influence on the value in all positions, but it's speed is compensated in order to reach the value of the parameter smoothly.
More information about these modes on the following video, accompanied with explanations and animations to help you understand how it works: The potentiometers modes
The MatrixBrute allows you to record and playback automations with DAWs. But this kind of use can create midi loops.
To avoid this, you have to set the Local Control parameter to OFF in the Midi Control Center.
If you want more details about this parameter, please check this video: Avoid midi loops when working with a DAW
Firmware updates may come in the future in order to add new functions and bring various improvements to your MatrixBrute.
/!\ To proceed the firmware update, the unit must be plugged directly to your computer, do not use a USB HUB /!\
The MatrixBrute firmware update is composed of two main steps.
- Update the Master Board
- Update the Sub-Boards
Once you clicked on it, a pop-up will appear, offering three possibilities:
- Update: From the firmware you already downloaded from here. (If you want to get back to a previous firmware build for example)
- Download latest: To download the latest firmware available directly from the Midi Control Center.
- Cancel: If you don't want to update your firmware now.
1/ After clicking on "Update", the firmware loading will start. This first step will update your mainboard.
Once it has started, do not touch your MatrixBrute until the end of the loading.
- You will be asked to reboot the MatrixBrute, and wait 5 seconds minimum before to click the OK button.
- Click on the OK button will start the second firmware update.
Once again, do not touch the MatrixBrute until the end of the loading.
When the second loading has finished, your sub-boards firmware will be updated.
From now, all what you have to do is rebooting your MatrixBrute and start enjoying it !
- Turn the MatrixBrute OFF (Press power off)
- Turn the MatrixBrute ON (Press power on) + immediately toggle ON/OFF the Audio Gate several times (6-8 times)
- The synth should now boot in DFU mode (all lights off)
- Finally start a new firmware upgrade from the Midi Control Center
Once the update has been fully completed, reboot the synthesizer.
Your MatrixBrute should now be fully operational.
To manage your presets or configure and edit your Matrixbrute settings, please use the Midi Control Center, available here:
If your curiosity is not yet satisfied, most of your questions may also be answered in the MatrixBrute video series available on this page: MatrixBrute Medias & Videos