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Re: New Future Retro product coming.

Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 4:15 pm
by Mush
Syn303 wrote:
Mush wrote:The modular addicts?
can't see it, modular owners like to have more than one row of 16-steps. And owners with MS synths
won't buy into it either, because it does not have those important outs like the mobius did. Jered has
specifically designed this in all including colour scheme for the XS, as stated - the 1st of the XS-ories.
Well, not entierly true. Check the MOTM/ORB discussion going on at Analogue heaven right now...

Re: New Future Retro product coming.

Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 4:47 pm
by zoomtheline
Not posted on here for a little while!

anyway, I like the idea of this orb thing as I really like the mobius and it has a swing function which I really wanted with the mobius + the remix option could be interesting. ok the cv inputs are not featured as much but that does not bother me personally.

I can see why they are tagging this along with the XS to push a line of equipment almost but don't get bogged down with that as its is basically a more up to date mobius! Now the mobius is discontinued there is a market for this.

I just wish I could get hold of one in the uk now.

Re: New Future Retro product coming.

Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 5:01 pm
by Syn303
zoomtheline wrote:Now the mobius is discontinued there is a market for this.

I just wish I could get hold of one in the uk now.
A hold of what - A Mobius or an Orb?

F-R has a UK distributor called Analogue Addiction, there was a website, but it seems to have gone down
and eventually disappeared!


As for the Modular thing, yeah some modular users will embrace it, others will not.

Re: New Future Retro product coming.

Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 6:21 pm
by killedaway
JSRockit wrote:Yes, but making drum sounds on a monophonic synth requires a sampler for use... not the same as a nice analog drum machine.

exactly right. for example, i want to tweak the BD and SN in real time, seeing how they play against each other. having to sample off each hit kills that style of programming.

Re: New Future Retro product coming.

Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 7:56 pm
by JSRockit
Hmmm... didn't know the Orb has swing... nice.

Re: New Future Retro product coming.

Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 8:35 pm
by nadafarms
Now if you're sequencing a modular with a revolution you could send the output of the synth into the filter cutoff or other various paths right?

So you could actually sequence the pitch and use the revo synth to control other things... that seems like a big advantage.

That is super cool the orb has swing!

Re: New Future Retro product coming.

Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 9:13 pm
by space6oy
so does the revo.

Re: New Future Retro product coming.

Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 10:26 pm
by Syn303
Garth: "Hey Wayne, have you seen that new product from Future-Retro?"
Wayne: "Yes! Garth, it's a super cool sequencer thingy dude, it's got added..."

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Re: New Future Retro product coming.

Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 11:51 pm
by Stab Frenzy
aredj wrote:So... if someone figured that this was going to be a great idea, and if its not getting alot of love here of all places, who exactly, is being targeted with this product?

Xs owners? The ones here don't seem to be biting... Who's going to buy this?
It's been announced for about five minutes, I think it's a bit early to be judging whether it's gonna sell or not. :thumbleft:

Re: New Future Retro product coming.

Posted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 12:33 am
by steveman
nadafarms wrote:Now if you're sequencing a modular with a revolution you could send the output of the synth into the filter cutoff or other various paths right?

So you could actually sequence the pitch and use the revo synth to control other things... that seems like a big advantage.
Not really, unless all you want is audio rate FM of your modular - can get boring after a while... Revo still has only one CV out...

It's obviously geared towards a certain type of sequencing (given the XS has an accent i/p), but having only on/off control of accent seems limiting to me. A sequencer with 3 or 4 CV outs for each step would be far more interesting.

Can't really see the modular crowd going nuts over this as they've multiple CV ins to control.

Re: New Future Retro product coming.

Posted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 1:08 am
by johans121
Mush wrote:
aredj wrote: Xs owners? The ones here don't seem to be biting... Who's going to buy this?
The modular addicts?
Nope. Not this cat at least. This sequencer is too expensive (for its features)/boring (for its lack of features) for most modular needs. Most people in the modular camp, well the people I 'talk' to at least, want more flexibility for their experimental purposes - ie multiple cv channels, able to split the 16 steps into 2x 8 steps, having multiple gate busses, control of step direction, etc. As I stated in my last post, it would be more desirable amongst non-XS crowds if it were cheaper, given its current feature set.

I think it was aimed squarely at the XS folk.

Re: New Future Retro product coming.

Posted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 1:12 am
by johans121
Mush wrote:Well, not entierly true. Check the MOTM/ORB discussion going on at Analogue heaven right now...
So far in the last 19 hours that discussion has been 3 posts - the original poster & 2 replies. Suit&Tie guy's involvement certainly brings credibility to the discussion, however I don't see that conversation going very far. I guess we'll find out tomorrow morning after the Eastern Hemisphere gets another go at that topic.....

Re: New Future Retro product coming.

Posted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 1:54 am
by Stab Frenzy
I reckon one day somebody's going to release a new product and instead of people bitching about it on the internet they're just going to accept it's not for them and not say anything.

Re: New Future Retro product coming.

Posted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 2:38 am
by space6oy
Stab Frenzy wrote:I reckon one day somebody's going to release a new product and instead of people bitching about it on the internet they're just going to accept it's not for them and not say anything.
but without bitching how would we learn how wrong and stupid we are and why we really should like something?! ;) ;)

Re: New Future Retro product coming.

Posted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 3:05 am
by Stab Frenzy
You have a very compelling point. :idea: