I recently designed a bank of 16 patches for the Arturia MatrixBrute. They are available as a free download on the Arturia website.


While a synthesizer like the Arturia MatrixBrute sounds great on its own, anything with this many ways to connect to other gear cries out for applications where it is living in an ecosystem of CV and MIDI gear, signal processors, and computer and iOS devices.

This is definitely a synth that “plays well with others”. Hopefully these videos will give you some new ideas for ways it can complement and enhance your existing setup.

Patterning, A Moog MF-101 & Eventide H9 join the MatrixBrute in a filter modulation technique similar to side-chaining. This is a great way to create filter modulations that instantly track changes in pattern an tempo. I haven’t tried it yet, but this should even work with a live drummer (run through the Moog MF-101).

The ability to control another synth via MIDI and route it into the Ladder and Steiner filters really turns the MatrixBrute into a monster. There are a million ways to use it. This is one of them… with the MicroBrute, Make Noise 0-Coast and Eventide H9.

And with the MatrixBrute’s audio input the whole world is your oscillator…

Syncing the sequencers on an Arturia MatrixBrute and a Dave Smith Instruments Pro 2 makes a powerful rhythm section, especially when you add a few other pieces of gear. Odd time signatures and polyrhythms are easily at your fingertips…




My first Arturia synth was a MicroBrute, a little synth with a big sound that also plays well with others. It has a surprisingly large number of connection possibilities. Here we explore just a few.

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