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MTRX-8, Sequencer from Fyrd Instruments.

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Fyrd Instruments MTRX-8 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Fyrd Instruments
  • Model: MTRX-8
  • Category: Sequencers
  • Added in our database on: 08/18/2013

Versatile & Innovative Button-Matrix with High-Resolution Jog


- 14 buttons
- 1 high-resolution optical encoder
- LCD display
- MIDI IN & OUT ports
- USB port
- Power jack (7-12V DC, 750mA)
- Black acrylic & wood enclosure




- 8-step sequencer
- Pitch, velocity, duration, octave
- Speed and Loop control


- more than 60K patterns
- 5 drum parts: kick, snare, hihats (open/close) and percussions
- drum roll rotary for each drum part
- randomization
- swing control for each drum part
- hard & soft drum hits
- velocity control for each drum part and each type of hits (hard / soft)


- up to 16 knobs (2 banks x 8 knobs)
- jog-wheel style optical encoder with high accuracy/resolution
- 128 super bright LEDs (8 x 16 LEDs rings)
- different ring modes (walk, EQ, fill, selector, ...)
- fully configurable (Control Number for each knob and MIDI channel)
- Already mapped for the MeeBlip, the Shruthi, the Volca's (Beat/Bass/Keys) and the DSI Mopho


- save and recall presets from previous sessions (EEPROM storage)
- separate preset slots for the step-sequencer, the drum sequencer and the knobs values
- up to 12 slots (4 x step-sequencer, 4 x drum sequencer, 4 x knobs values)
- combine presets (up to 64 different combinations)
- launch preset like clips in Ableton Live and use presets as an instrument


- 3 different modes of syncing (MASTER/SLAVE/FILS)
- Fyrd Instruments Lock System (FILS) for tight timing (<2ms) with very low jitter and drift even in a DAW like Ableton Live where MIDI sync could be a problem
- Master mode with BPM control and MIDI sync message On/Off button (sometimes MIDI sync messages can overflow certain hardware)
- MIDI channel selection for the step sequencer, the drum sequencer and the knobs
- Individual pitch selection for the drum sequencer


- Special firmware gives you access to every parts of the MTRX-8 hardware (individual LEDs, LCD display, buttons, encoder)
- Easily programmable with MIDI messages
- Compatible with Max4Live, Max/MSP, PureData, ...
- Fyrd Instruments MIDI wheels Max patch inspired by Stretta Electric Dharma Wheels and Meng Qi Autoharp


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