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Arturia’s MatrixBrute Noir synth has a black finish so it’ll never go out of style

Arturia’s MatrixBrute isn’t exactly a bad looking synth - the wooden end cheeks are very much to our taste - but if you like your studio gear to be on the darker side, you can plump for the MatrixBrute Noir.

Quite simply a black edition of the MatrixBrute, this offers the same all-analogue signal path as the original, which is one of the most well-spec’d monosynths on the market. You get three Brute oscillators, a dual Steiner-Parker & ladder filter, and a modulation matrix that gives you masses of sound-shaping potential.

There are also 64 new presets, which Arturia says range from “soft, eerie whispers to full-on earth-shaking bass.” A further two new sound banks - Kinescope and Brute Alchemy - are being released, too.

Whether the MatrixBrute Noir is a limited edition or here to stay we’re not quite sure, but we do know that it’s being listed at $1,999/£1,899. Find out more on the Arturia website.

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Group Content Manager for MusicRadar, specialising in all things tech. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 20 of which I’ve also spent writing about music technology. 

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