Good news for the owners (or future owners) of the Arturia Matrix 12 V. This software emulation of the Oberheim Matrix 12 – one of our top picks for 2014 (check out our Sonic Joy Awards 2014) – just got a free Expansion Pack called Ambient Soundscapes. 50 lush new presets (arpeggios, keys, pads, leads, SFX), including some quite spectacular multi-timbral pads. These sounds make the most of the complex Matrix 12 V sound architecture. Rich, evocative, experimental textures, what’s not to like? Plus, it’s free!