This video, via alternatingbitmusic, offers a quick review and demo of the Future Retro XS analog synthesizer.
The Future Retro XS is a true semi-modular analog synthesizer. It can be used as either a rackmount or desktop instrument.
In its simplest form, the XS is a powerful monophonic synthesizer, including 46 controls with internal signal routings pre-wired to allow the unit to act similarly to traditional synthesizers. The unit also provides 7 inputs and 11 outputs that can be connected in various ways to override the pre-wired signal routings, interface the unit with other instruments in a modular fashion, and even process external audio.
The XS can be controlled by both MIDI and CV/Gate control signals simultaneously in a variety of ways. It can also act as a MIDI to CV/Gate converter with outputs, including CV/Gate/Mod Wheel/Velocity signals for controlling other analog instruments.
The Future Retro XS is available for US $1,200.
If you’ve used the FR XS synthesizer, leave a comment and share your thoughts on it!