NAMM Update: Future Retro had a significant presense at the recent NAMM Winter Show. FR head Jered Flickinger was on hand, demonstrating his latest designs.
The Revolution is our latest concept synthesizer providing an intuitive interface which we feel most accurately represents the principles of time and music. From ancient sundials to modern day analog clocks, time has been represented as the circle, a cycle which never ends. For time itself is nothing more than our perception of the revolution of planets as they journey through their celestial orbit. It is this motion we call time which can be measured, divided, and arranged to provide the foundation of music. This circular cyclic theme can furthermore be found throughout music in everything from song structure, and repeating rhythms, to the fundamentals of sound itself, being the sin wave. With this understanding we must conclude that music is cyclic, and should so be represented in its natural form.
Flickinger was excited about his latest design, the XS analog modular synthesizer. It’s a modular synth designed to expand the sound capabilities of their existing products and other modular synthesizer systems.