Now that I write most of my music on the road, having access to great soft synths is key to what I do. With the Matrix-12 V, Arturia has faithfully recreated one of my favourite classic machines — excellent sounds and great functionality!”
– DJ Sasha, 2014 (DJ/producer)
GRENOBLE, FRANCE: music software and hardware company Arturia is proud to announce availability of Matrix-12 V — returning to its roots by bringing back the classic sound of Oberheim’s mighty Matrix-12 analogue polysynth as an authentic-sounding sensational soft synth, albeit one on steroids, boosted by modulation and effects extras in abundance — as of December 5…
Matrix-12 V effectively emulates all the original parameters of Oberheim’s expansive (and expensive) mighty Matrix-12 analogue polysynth. Perhaps the crowning glory of legendary Californian synth designer Tom Oberheim’s namesake Californian company, the Modulation Matrix that gave rise to this innovative instrument’s notable name was a revelation at the time of its 1985 launch. Why? Well, it effectively enabled flexible routing to rival the monstrous modular systems that preceded it in decades gone by, but buried its ‘PTCH chords’ behind the vast vista of a futuristic-looking frontage for accessing multiple menu pages with few hands-on controls. Little wonder, then, that top-tier synthesists such as British synth pop pioneer Vince Clarke and German electronic trailblazers Tangerine Dream were amongst its early adopters, attracted to the 15 filter types and almost endless modulation possibilities — cutting-edge even by today’s standards — and, of course, Oberheim’s trademark thick and warm sound that was thicker than ever thanks to 12 truly-independent analogue voices with two oscillators apiece.
or download directly from Arturia here: http://www.arturia.com/store/analog-classics/matrix-12-v
For more in-depth information, please visit the dedicated Matrix-12 V product webpage here: http://www.arturia.com/matrix-12-v/overview
Watch Arturia’s must-have Matrix-12 V trailer here: http://youtu.be/OWmQVUP88DQ
Watch Arturia Vice President of Product Management Glen Darcy’s Matrix-12 V two-part tutorial video here: