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Re: New Future Retro product coming.

Posted: Fri Feb 20, 2009 6:02 am
by Sir Ruff
Shanesaw wrote: Jesus... it does look great. Since getting the XS last Saturday I've been using Live to control it which is great fun but this could really open things up.
How could this be better than using Live? It seems like it would be a step backwards.. (unless you were performing live maybe).

Re: New Future Retro product coming.

Posted: Fri Feb 20, 2009 9:12 am
by bakeded
:-#

Re: New Future Retro product coming.

Posted: Fri Feb 20, 2009 2:08 pm
by JSRockit
Sir Ruff wrote:
Shanesaw wrote: Jesus... it does look great. Since getting the XS last Saturday I've been using Live to control it which is great fun but this could really open things up.
How could this be better than using Live? It seems like it would be a step backwards.. (unless you were performing live maybe).
SR, you know hardware is always funner than software... even if less capable... :D

Re: New Future Retro product coming.

Posted: Fri Feb 20, 2009 2:10 pm
by JSRockit
Shanesaw wrote:JS, by your words it sounds like the Orb is tempting you.
A little bit, but I'd have to buy a synth to go along with it (though I could use it with my MC-202 when I'm feeling too lazy to program its internal sequencer)... maybe in the future but not now. I think it is nice though.

Re: New Future Retro product coming.

Posted: Fri Feb 20, 2009 5:15 pm
by Shanesaw
I'm sure much if not more could be done in Live but I'm speaking of that instant gratification factor with the Orb.

Bakeded: You are hereby ordered to post a video or mp3 shortly after receiving the orb!

Re: New Future Retro product coming.

Posted: Fri Feb 20, 2009 6:51 pm
by nadafarms
Since the dawn of mankind time has been represented by a circle, in this circle god created only 16 steps... :lol:
Sir Ruff wrote:
Shanesaw wrote: Jesus... it does look great. Since getting the XS last Saturday I've been using Live to control it which is great fun but this could really open things up.
How could this be better than using Live? It seems like it would be a step backwards.. (unless you were performing live maybe).

Re: New Future Retro product coming.

Posted: Fri Feb 20, 2009 10:02 pm
by space6oy
nadafarms wrote:Since the dawn of mankind time has been represented by a circle, in this circle god created only 16 steps... :lol:
Sir Ruff wrote:
Shanesaw wrote: Jesus... it does look great.
next up, sixteen commandments! :twisted:

Re: New Future Retro product coming.

Posted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 5:18 pm
by sensorium
I've known the basics of this project for some time, but I, for one, will not be purchasing one. I thought it was going to be a step up from the revo sequencer, but it's not (and I already have a revo). I was expecting more CV outs and at the least, more variable accent outputs (since the XS is capable of this and all). Unfortunately this product missed the mark.

Re: New Future Retro product coming.

Posted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 6:15 pm
by JSRockit
Maybe they will make an Orb Super Deluxe soon... ;) since it seems they are going to make a few other devices for use with the XS.

Re: New Future Retro product coming.

Posted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 3:07 am
by shaft9000
next up, i predict some kind of crazy CV-processor like Moog's CP-251....would be perfect for XS

the Orb is rather underwhelming, but w/ a track record like FR's he pretty much has to hit it out of the park to add anything to the resume of brilliance.
I hoped for at least 3 tracks w/ independent CV-outs to send to filter, VCA etc...as it stands the only thing this adds to the Revo sequencer is accent CV out.
So I bought a mint Revo v2 for under 650 last week... :D

Re: New Future Retro product coming.

Posted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 3:15 am
by RobotHeroes
RobotHeroes wrote:So next is something like the Moog CP-251 for it?
shaft9000 wrote:next up, i predict some kind of crazy CV-processor like Moog's CP-251....
Echo echo echo echo

Re: New Future Retro product coming.

Posted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 3:30 am
by F R

Re: New Future Retro product coming.

Posted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 4:43 am
by RobotHeroes
F R wrote:13 Orb MP3 demos now online:

http://www.future-retro.com/orboverview.html
The Beat Boxer demo was pretty cool in the beginning as well as the James Brown one.

Re: New Future Retro product coming.

Posted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 5:17 am
by Sir Ruff
JSRockit wrote:
Sir Ruff wrote:
Shanesaw wrote: Jesus... it does look great. Since getting the XS last Saturday I've been using Live to control it which is great fun but this could really open things up.
How could this be better than using Live? It seems like it would be a step backwards.. (unless you were performing live maybe).
SR, you know hardware is always funner than software... even if less capable... :D
yeah, I know.... that was just an everyday internal argument I have with myself ending up in print. :lol:

Re: New Future Retro product coming.

Posted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 3:00 pm
by JSRockit
Demos of a sequencer?... shiiiiiiit fool, someone done try to sell me snake oil.