Sunday, November 8, 2009
I got this one via an ad some years ago, perhaps around the year 2000. It sounds quite nice but its obvious major drawback is the lack of programming interface. It is basically a preset box.
Sure, you can edit the sounds with a software editor or with another Matrix-6 or Matrix-6R but it is impossible to edit any sounds on the Matrix-1000 alone.
Almost since the first day I got it I thought:
"There has to be some sort of editor available for this!"
And sure, there is:
Access Matrix programmer on Matrixsynth website.
When you know what that is though you will be disappointed. There are lots of parameters missing. For example all of the modulation matrix parameters (which is what makes the Matrix a Matrix!) are not available for editing.
I haven't had any personal experience with the editor but from what I have read about it I can tell that it's not something I miss.
However, my desire for a complete hardware editor for the Matrix-1000 stayed in the back of my head since I bought it.
Today I feel I have some more confidence and knowledge, more info on the internet as well as a job so I can afford to buy things I need.
I have decided to start evaluating if it is possible for me to construct a complete editor for the Matrix-1000 (and possibly for the 6/6R as well).
If you're interested, read about my project here: (soon...)