Arturia has announced a major update to MatrixBrute. 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 gives 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.

• Connect MatrixBrute to your computer using USB
• Open the Arturia MIDI Control Center software (download it for free at
• 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 version 1.0.


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 - We've listened to MatrixBrute owners, and made things work even better for them. Now real-time recording with legato won’t retrigger envelopes, changing presets doesn’t reset the sync, and many more little improvements.


Arturia have created many resources to help MatrixBrute users understand the new update, and take advantage of all the new features.

Cheat sheet - This quick reference sheet gives you at-a-glance reference for key combos, simple instructions, and essential changes to get you up and running in no time.

FAQ - To go a little deeper on certain elements of the update, this FAQ will give you more insight into how to use the new features and their effects on the synth.

These useful documents can be found on the official Arturia MatrixBrute web page.


Launched in 2016, the MatrixBrute is “high end”, feature-packed monosynth without the premium price tag. Packed with innovative features, while still being simple to understand and use, MatrixBrute is the king of Arturia’s “Brute” range of analog hardware synthesizers. FIND OUT MORE.