Switched On is now carrying two innovative new devices from Austin, TX based designer and manufacturer Future Retro. The Zillion and the Swynx.
The ZillionFrom Future Retro:"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 for you to discover."The Zillion provides you with a way to create autonomous and aleatoric music. You could record the midi the Zillion generates into a DAW to make a loop you wouldn't have ever thought of or link it to several devices for auto composed symphonies. See the Future Retro Mondovox...The Zillion can inspire you in ways you wouldn't have imagined otherwise or just be a fun and immediate way to begin experimenting with melody!The SwynxFrom Future Retro:"The Swynx is a sync box that converts incoming MIDI messages to MIDI clock, DIN sync, CR-78 clock, and Analog clocks. In addition, 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, and can also act as a CR-78 pattern programmer. After you try it in your setup, you will realize just what you've been missing."The Swynx is something the world has needed for a while now, a universal way to manipulate rhythms from any drum machine, sequencer, or arpeggiator. Every Roland CompuRhythm CR-78 owner should have a Swynx.