Spreading his talent by producing for others, creating sound design for film, audio for TV ads, and running his own record label, Leonard’s personal projects often have to take a sideline when budgets and deadlines are at stake, but in every spare moment, he’ll be working on new sounds, new patches, adding layers and building up tracks. For him, music is a way of life, and the MatrixBrute helps him make the most of it.
Leonard also enjoys meeting up with other electronic musicians to collaborate and give each other feedback on their projects. Breaking out of the “deja vu” of self-reflection when dealing with your own music is an important part of his process, and sharing his ideas, and gaining fresh perspective can often give him the confidence and knowledge to make the most of his creative output.
Most of the synths have mod matrix but this one is huge! You can modulate almost everything with the macros, too.
Leonard enjoys the workflow that’s unique to Arturia’s monster monosynth. The MatrixBrute lets you easily experiment with oscillators, how they react together, making the sound come alive with modulations, and coloring it with effects, all laid out plainly before you, with lots of dedicated, hands-on control. In this way, he often finds inspiration for tracks from happy accidents, when exploring and refining a sound starts to become a concept.
I like the paraphonic mode, which is like broken polyphony with a magic of its own. When you do some chords, it can sound a little different every time