Future Retro Teases FR-512 Touchplate Keyboard


Future Retro shared this sneak preview of a new touchplate keyboard that they are working on – the FR-512.

It’s a combination MIDI & CV controller, so it should be capable of controlling just about any synth.

Details on the FR-512 are still to be announced, but there’s a lot revealed in the image above.  Continue reading

Future Retro Swynx MIDI Sync Box Now Available


Future Retro has released the Swynx – a sync box that converts incoming MIDI messages to MIDI clock, DIN sync, CR-78 clock, and Analog clock; and provides a variety of clock-management functions.

The Swynx provides the ability to swing the timing of all these clock outputs and select different time signatures, in real-time, with the front panel controls. It can also act as a CR-78 pattern programmer.

Here’s what they have to say about Swynx: Continue reading

Future Retro Releases Zillion Algorithmic Sequencer, Inspired By Rare Triadex Muse


Future Retro has announced the availability of Zillion, a new hardware sequencer, inspired by the rare Triadex Muse algorithmic sequencer.

The Zillion is a single track algorithmic MIDI sequencer based on the principles of the Triadex Muse. The Muse used counters and a shift register to generate more than a million musical melodies. The Zillion expands on these ideas to add more features and functionality, providing a ‘zillion possibilities’. Continue reading

Future Retro Intros Three New Products The Winter NAMM Show

At the 2014 NAMM Show, boutique synth maker Future Retro introduced three new products:

  • The Zillion is a single track algorithmic sequencer, inspired by the very rare Triadex Muse sequencer.
  • The Swynx converts MIDI clock messages into MIDI, DIN Sync, and Analog Clock outputs, with two additional controls for adjusting the time signature and swing for syncing devices.
  • The 1X4X2 THRU box was designed as an expansion for the Swynx, providing four MIDI outputs, and four DIN Sync outputs.

SchneidersBuero’s Andreas Schneider caught up with Future Retro’s Jered Flickinger at the show and got an update on the new Zillion algorithmic sequencer, above, and some of FR’s other new products.  Continue reading