Matrix-6

This panel can now be downloaded without writing me an email. I got tired answering all these emails.

Please read this text, otherwise you WON’T KNOW WHAT YOU WILL GET:

Some general information:
Keep in mind that this panel is still in beta state. Beta means that the software is not fully tested and there may be bugs which have not been discovered yet. Therefore, everybody who is using this panel is a beta-tester not an end-user. Don’t get me wrong. Bug-reports and suggestions of any kind are very welcome, but I won’t accept blaming me of having problems with your synth (e.g. losing data) as a result of using this panel. This is a risk you are taking on your own when you are using it.

Matrix-6 specific information:
The Matrix-6 panel has been developed for firmware v2.14 and above from Bob Grieb: http://www.tauntek.com/Matrix6Firmware.htm. It won’t work correctly when using firmware versions prior to v2.14. Notably the fixed modulations won’t work as expected. In order to get the fixed modulation working with Bob Grieb’s firmware set the “Sysex”-setting on the Matrix-6 to value “2” when using this panel. I don’t have a Matrix-6 but I’ve got many reports about the firmware and I can tell you that Bob’s firmwares (newest is v2.15) really are worth the hassle to open the Matrix’s case and replace this socketed eprom.

Important: It is not possible to send sysex-dumps to the M6’s edit buffer. This makes things a bit complicated: the panel will always OVERWRITE the actual patch location on the synth when loading a patch from the librarian and in many other cases such as using the randomizer or editing the mod-matrix. That’s why you have to save your patches if you don’t want to lose some of them. Before you try the panel better do this with a sysex tool. There are reliable freeware tools to do this. If you need help saving your patches let me know. My beta tester used patch 99 as edit buffer. The panel won’t change it when loading patches from the library so it will always stay on patch 99.

Another important thing: There is no way for the panel to know which patch nr. is set on the Matrix-6. So in order to get the same patch on the panel as on the synth you first have to use the “Patch Select” button of the panel to select a patch. Otherwise the panel will overwrite the wrong patch and you won’t hear the changes made by e.g. the randomizer or the modulation matrix.

Some time ago I made a tutorial for my SuperJX-panel. All my panels are more or less designed the same way so it may be useful to you.

The following paragraphs are somewhat applicable to all my editors. The buttons are just not at the same places as on the screenshots:

  • Setting up the Ctrlr panel
  • the VST-Plugin
  • Saving and loading Patches (partially)

http://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/228c20_f53c1f034a1c454fbd18843b1f4d39e3.pdf

A remark for Mac users: It seems that the AU-plugin does not work very well with Logic whereas with Ableton Live 9 it seems to work quite well . It really depends on your DAW how well the plugin performs.

You can download the panel here:
http://roet32.wixsite.com/ctrlr/oberheim-matrix-6

One last hint: Morpheus’ hands with the red and the blue pill are buttons, kinda easter eggs…

For questions and suggestions write me an email: roet32″at”gmail.com

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