The 3D Cartesian Music Sequencer has improved touch plates and expanded sequencing capabilities.
Arguably the most popular sequencer in Eurorack, the original René used a Cartesian coordinate system to add non-linear movement and variation to melodies and rhythms. By grounding the concept behind the sequencer in the theories of French philosopher René Descartes, Make Noise intend the new René to provide the "maximum amount of artist controlled musical variation, derived from minimum amount of analog data input."
While the first edition offered a single channel with two dimensions of sequencing, the new version offers three gate outputs for generating rhythms and three CV outputs for sending melodies and parameter changes around a system. The previously available Snake and Cartesian sequencing modes can now operate simultaneously, while a new Z-axis effectively turns the new René into a "three-channel, three-dimensional" sequencer.
On-board memory has been expanded, offering room for saving 64 states, and the Z-axis allows you to modulate through these saved patterns. The touch plates have been upgraded and new coloured LEDs improve visual feedback for whatever is happening in a given pattern.
Make Noise is currently accepting pre-orders on its website.
Watch a short video of the new René.
The Make Noise is currently available to pre-order for $525.