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 version 1.0.
From now on, you won't need a computer to configure MatrixBrute's parameters.
With the 2.0 update, a Settings mode has been introduced that lets you edit all the MatrixBrute parameters directly from the front panel.
To enter the Settings mode, press PRESET + SEQ + MOD.
Use the Sequences Step/Octave arrows to browse the available parameters, while the Sequencer screen lets you see the currently selected parameter.
Use the Preset arrows to browse the available values, while the Preset screen lets you see the currently selected parameter.
A selected parameter block is fully lit, while the rest of the parameters are dim-lit. For each parameter block, the selected value is purple.
You can now use the wave selector buttons to access the LFO's custom waveform. This new waveshape is located between the Sinus and the Smoothed Sample and Hold.
When selected, all the waveform LEDs are lit.
When the LFOs are Synced to the sequencer, you can now set their division to Standard, Triplet or Dotted.
Hold Seq-Sync and press the sequencer time division buttons lets you check and change the LFO's division.
Custom Waveform Edition
The Matrix will let you draw your own bipolar waveform.
Blue steps result in a step sequencer approach with sharp changes between each values.
Red steps add some smoothing between each value change.
See the major changes below:
The sequencer tempo can now be adjusted in whole and decimal numbers.
Hold Tap and turn the rate knob to adjust the tempo in whole number increments.
This function lets the user rotate the content of a sequence.
Hold TAP + press [<] or [>] rotates the steps included in the step length to the left/right.
Extend & Duplicate sequence
It’s now possible to double the content of a sequence.
To do that, hold Seq Length and press [>], this action will copy the steps content and double the sequence length.
When doubled, a 16 steps sequence will become a 32 step sequence. Which if doubled again, will become a 64 step sequence.
Display & Edit step notes
When a step is selected the sequencer screen now lets you visualise the step note. Additionally, you can edit the step note by holding a Step slot and turning the Mod Amount knob/pressing a key.
This also works with tied notes, by pressing two step slots and turning the Mod amount knob/pressing a key.
Delete step blocks
You can now delete a block of steps located on the same row by pressing two slots from the right to the left.
To reduce the distance between tweaking a sound and being creative, you can now freely play the MatrixBrute keyboard when the sequencer is enabled with an empty sequence.
When recording in real time, if Legato is set to ON in the Play Control section, any legato play will be recorded as ties in the sequencer.
If you don't want legatos to be recorded, simply set Legato to OFF in the play Control section.
Modulation recording in real-time has been reworked and is now easier to use. When REC and Play are on, recording will occur from the first step where Mod Amount has been tweaked and will stop just before the step where you started the modulation recording.
Once the loop finishes, the Record button turns off and real-time recording ends.
The velocity of each note is now recorded when playing arpeggios, giving more expressive results when the velocity is mapped to some parameters in the modulation matrix.