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Showing posts with label Future Retro. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Future Retro. Show all posts

Monday, November 20, 2023

Future Retro Vectra Synthesizer: Tremolo Piano - in and out of sync

video upload by artoftravelogue

"This is a patch I created on the Vectra Synthesizer. In this patch, each of the four voices have its own LFO for amplitude control. They synchronize to the press of a key. If you don't press all notes at the same time when the XY joystick is in the down position, then they will synchronize, but be out of phase with each other. I use the XY joystick to change the speed of each LFO, which in turn creates a sound of free running LFOs that are not in sync with each other."

Sunday, November 19, 2023

Future Retro Vectra Synthesizer Demos

video uploads by artoftravelogue


1. Future Retro Vectra Synthesizer: choir sound
Here is a demonstration of a male choir patch that I made on the Future Retro Vectra synthesizer. Even though this synth engine is normally layering the 4 voices (oscillator pairs with separate envelopes) as a single voice, it also has a nice paraphonic mode where you can play 4 voices simultaneously through the single filter. I assigned the xy joystick to the vibrato rate.
2. Future Retro Vectra Paraphonic trick
One thing about paraphonic synthesizer voices, is that the notes are retriggered through the filter and final VCA. This can be very useful in a patch or sound like this, where some of the voices are still playing the last chord until cycling through all 4 voices. The XY joystick in this patch changes a minor chord to a major chord by raising the third a half step. If the joystick is in the middle between the major and minor third, then you only play the blues with this patch, just kidding.
3. Future Retro Vectra Synthesizer: beat and sequencer example
The Vectra has a unique feature where the envelopes can be delayed for each of the 4 voices. By creating drum sounds then using this delay to create rhythms and sequencing a simple pattern using this drum loop, you can get some interesting rhythms. The mix joystick lets you control the balance between the drum sounds. the XY joystick is changing the delay on 2 of the voices.
4. Future Retro Vectra Synthesizer: Cello sound example
The Future Retro Vectra Synthesizer has a powerful voice architecture. Not only does it allow a similar wave blending engine like the famous Prophet VS or the ModWave, but it also has 4 joysticks to mix, filter, and adjust the sound as you are playing it. The XY joystick is assigned to vibrato rates and the aftertouch is assigned to the vibrato amount.

Tuesday, November 07, 2023

Future Retro Vectra INHALT Demo No talking

video upload by INHALTVIDEO

"Recently I had the great pleasure of working with the newly restarted Future Retro company on their Vectra hybrid synthesizer. It’s a really lovely synth and very unique in that it sort of captures the mood of both something like an EMS VCS3 and also the Oberheim Xpander. In all my decades working with synthesizers, I haven’t quiet come across anything as distinct and unique as this synthesizer. Keep your eyes on Future Retro; they’re one of my favourite companies from the 90s and I’m very grateful I got a chance to work with the. #inhalt #synthpop #ambient #drone #sounddesign #synth #analogsynth #modular #keyboard"

Future Retro Revolution Analog Synth Sequencer

via this auction

"256 recordable patterns available, each recording note duration, pitch, accent, glide, loop point, time signature and swing count.

Sounds amazing, real analog and imo better than a TB-303 and much easier to use and program."

Friday, October 27, 2023

Future Retro 777 Synthesizer SN FR3D71499470

via this auction

Tuesday, October 03, 2023

Future Retro 777

via this auction

Sunday, September 24, 2023

Future-Retro VECTRA Giveaway

Future-Retro is having a drawing to give a way a VECTRA on Oct 1st.

You can find full details on how to enter on their site here:

"The Vectra is a unique hybrid synthesizer with a flexible architecture that allows many different forms of synthesis to be realized. It’s the best of both worlds… The Vectra utilizes digital oscillators, ring modulators, noise sources, vector mixer, LFO’s, complex envelopes, and modulation routings providing many capabilities that would be very difficult to produce with analog circuitry alone. This allows for accurate tuning, repeatability of complex patches, and patch storage. The Vectra also provides a multi-mode analog filter, VCA, and final output, as these provide the best sonic qualities.
The Vectra includes a powerful and fun sequencer and arpeggiator, with many new capabilities. Although the Vectra is a self contained instrument, MIDI can be used to interface with other devices."

You can find a few demos of the Future-Retro VECTRA in previous posts here.

Saturday, September 23, 2023

Future Retro 777 Analog Synthesizer SN FR3D71499226

via this auction

Wednesday, August 16, 2023

Future Retro Zillion 2014 - Triadex Muse Generative Sequencer

via this auction

"Based loosely on the infamous Triadex Muse; a shift register based musical instrument where faders represented different feedback loops into shift registers. What it leads to are literally zillions of musical patterns. It’s an amazing compositional tool for ambient, baroque and many synthesized music genres. Stuck on a lick and need a good melody? Use the Zillions and you’ll find endless musical possibilities."

Monday, August 07, 2023

Future Retro 777 Analog Synthesizer SN FR3D71499360

via this auction

Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Future Retro Revolution SN FREV0239

via this auction

Thursday, June 15, 2023

Futureretro XS Demo

video upload by Panu Savolainen

"Futureretro XS semimodular monosynth demo. Beats are from Elektron Rytm. External delay fx is used. End track is clip of Ambilake (original version). Background synthsequence is from XS."

Sunday, May 14, 2023

Future Retro Mobius SN FRM081US415 w/ Original Box

via this auction

Additional Tone Tweakers Listings, also on Reverb

"-Pattern based cv gate / MIDI sequencer
-MIDI to DIN sync converter for Roland X0X boxes etc.
-MIDI to CV converter for 1v/oct and Hz/volt synths

The unit being offered is in mint condition and in its original box. It appears to have never been used! (other than us testing it with gloves on) The item we ship will either be the one shown in the pictures or an identical one in the same condition. It will be shipped in the box shown or a similar one, with a label and fragile stickers."

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Future Retro 777 - Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

"This Future Retro 777 is one of the most sought after TB 303 style tributes that goes way beyond it's influencer."

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Future Retro XS Analog Synthesizer SN 397

via this auction

Thursday, March 30, 2023

Future Retro FR- 777 Hell-Cat w/ Red Knobs

via this auction

"This is one of the last units ever made by Future Retro, It was bought as part of an auction by Future Retro during the summer of 2020, I was one of the lucky ones to grab this New Stock final unit, I love it, so I am only selling it because I need the money, I will not be sad if It does not sell. This has been carefully tested and run through my home studio to make sure it is fully operational before I listed it on here, Please take your time to look carefully at all the images, this is the actual FR- 777 (Hell Cat) up for sale"

Friday, January 06, 2023

New Year | New Gear | Let's Jam!

video upload by Electronisounds Audio

"1st live jam of 2023! Just getting to know some new gear and having fun!
Thanks for watching!"


Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Future Retro 777 SN FR3D71499224

via this auction

Saturday, November 12, 2022

Practice session for liveset / techno - TR808, Oberheim SEM and RE-303

video upload by

"More practicing for a live set. Have been playing around with the equipment:

* Beats: TR808 through Bugbrand EQ, Moog DFAM
* Synths: DinSync RE-303 through KGB Fuzz, Oberheim SEM through Boss Chorus and Novation Peak
* Samples: Elektron Digitakt
* Mixers: Boss KM60 and Eela S50
* Effects: Strymon El Capistan stereo delay, Merris Mercury stereo reverb
* Compression: Bugbrand stereo compression, Eela built-in limiter.
* Sequencing: Future Retro Mobius, Arturia Keystep"

Monday, October 10, 2022

Future Retro is Back in Business

video upload by FutureRetroSynths

"Future Retro is back! New team including old faces. New product, re-releases and new product all forthcoming. Stay tuned."

And: "Website is currently down but we are working to repair this. We should be shipping Vectra synthesizers by December. Transient, Trax, and Midi Buss forthcoming. New team, big plans, new products and re-releases. Stay tuned!

Jered is currently taking some time away. He is no longer involved in the day to day. After 25 years plus, he needed a break. He is still amongst us in our design team and will hopefully always be a part of FR. An expanded team has taken over to spread out the necessary tasks amongst a small number of professional people. We have big plans but we aren't changing the Future Retro brand or character in any way.

Also, we are currently trying to fix our website and set up emails. Jered will still have an email at future retro but we are working diligently to fix some issues on that end. Please be patient with us, we aren't finished yet!"

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