Future Retro dropping the Mobius

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Future Retro dropping the Mobius

Postby meatballfulton » Thu Apr 17, 2008 9:27 pm

Buy one now if you want one...it's being discontinued so they can crank out more XSes and R2s.
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Re: Future Retro dropping the Mobius

Postby Stab Frenzy » Fri Apr 18, 2008 1:58 am

meatballfulton wrote:more XSes

Hooray! :D
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Postby killedaway » Fri Apr 18, 2008 2:26 am

wha wha WHA????!

no Mobius2 with 64 steps??! :cry:

you're right; i'd better get my hands on a couple before the prices skyrocket.
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Postby c1t1zen » Fri Apr 18, 2008 2:33 am

Tell me guys what's the difference if any from the sequencer in the Mobius and FR-777. I know the revolution has remix features. Is there more outs or what?
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Postby killedaway » Fri Apr 18, 2008 2:35 am

c1t1zen wrote:Tell me guys what's the difference if any from the sequencer in the Mobius and FR-777. I know the revolution has remix features. Is there more outs or what?


i've read from others on here that the Revo also lacks some deeper CV/Oct/Hz control that the Mobius can do... maybe the 777 is similar in that department?
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Postby stikygum » Fri Apr 18, 2008 3:14 am

killedaway wrote:you're right; i'd better get my hands on a couple before the prices skyrocket.


Discontinued..what.. I'm buying like five so I can make some dough down the line.


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Postby haricots » Fri Apr 18, 2008 3:32 am

hmmm, I assumed this was an easy money maker for them. I guess the market is saturated. It really is a great sequencer.
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Postby haricots » Fri Apr 18, 2008 3:39 am

c1t1zen wrote:Tell me guys what's the difference if any from the sequencer in the Mobius and FR-777. I know the revolution has remix features. Is there more outs or what?


The Mobius has can send V/octave as well as Hertz/V, trigger, + or - gate, clock, clock reset and DIN sync. Other than these features they are the same.
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Postby badboodle » Fri Apr 18, 2008 7:48 am

Well i just ordered one. Seriously folks no other manufacturer is making a reasonably priced sequencer. That probably means these will go up in price somwhere closer to the second hand price of the competition.

Anyway lets hope that this is not permamnent and that they bring it back into production later on. This is a good possibility as they are stopping production due to high demand for other products rather than a lack of appropriate parts right?

P.S. please don't buy five of these as a means of speculating on the prices. I would hate to think that these items were just sitting in your closet wasting away.
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Postby Syn303 » Fri Apr 18, 2008 10:22 am

I knew about the Mobius ceasing production, so i'm glad my second one is ordered, and yes it's a good sequencer, however like most manufacturers who make digital sequencers, and also the sequencer on the monomachine is that they fail to implement a note-skip feature, as it's either note-on or note-off.

But anyway it's a shame Jered at FR is calling it a day for the Mobius, as it's been popular and has done so well.
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Postby synapsecollapse » Fri Apr 18, 2008 11:00 am

Syn303 wrote: they fail to implement a note-skip feature, as it's either note-on or note-off


im confused.

could you explain the difference between skip and on-off?
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Postby Syn303 » Fri Apr 18, 2008 11:56 am

synapsecollapse wrote:im confused.

could you explain the difference between skip and on-off?



I was thinking in the way, say a Moog 960 Sequencer works.

Most sequencers allow you to mute notes (off), ie: if you don't want a note sounding on say the mobius you have to press CLEAR and the note on the 16-STEP's you don't want to sound. SKIP excludes that STEP you don't want to sound in the sequence, and jumps directly to the next note from the previous one. When you have a note muted (off) in a sequence (depending on tempo) there is a brief audible pause, but with SKIP you don't hear it.

With most digital sequencers, it's either note-on or note-off (mute) in a sequence.
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Postby JSRockit » Fri Apr 18, 2008 1:09 pm

c1t1zen wrote:Tell me guys what's the difference if any from the sequencer in the Mobius and FR-777. I know the revolution has remix features. Is there more outs or what?


Price. :lol:
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Postby Entropy Farmer » Fri Apr 18, 2008 7:20 pm

I think the Mob is competing with the revo too much as a sequencer. Sure, it doesn't do as much and isn't rackmount, but it has a bloody 303 attached!
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Postby c1t1zen » Fri Apr 18, 2008 7:32 pm

Thanks for the info guys.
Yes the price is a huge difference and you can't buy the FR-777 new anymore either.
The HZ/Volt output is pretty useful for me but I'll stick with my FR-777 and a Kenton Pro2000 (which I need to learn more about).

Future Retros sequencers are really good for 303 emulated patterns but I have found it to work well for other styles like Berlin or Electro.
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