Make Noise - René


René is the world's first and only Cartesian Sequencer for music synthesizers. Named for the French philosopher and mathematician René Descartes, it uses his cartesian coordinate system to unlock the analog step sequencer from the shackles of linearity.



The primary goal of this sequencer is to have a maximum amount of artist controlled musical variation, with a minimum amount of data input. There are no menus, ALL editing is done real-time, and thus, the programming of René becomes a key performance element.
"Cartesian sequencer," "geometric sequencer," "planular sequencer," "axis sequencer," "non-linear sequential tuned voltage map,” all of these would be good descriptions for René.

René has up to 4 clock inputs and 2 CV inputs which may be used simultaneously to achieve complex, musical patterns output in the form of quantized voltages, non-quantized voltages and two gate/ pulse streams.

As the module can be somewhat complicated in the beginning we highly advice to read the operation manual!


inputs: X-Clock, X-Mod and X-CV, Y-Clock, Y-Mod and Y-CV
outputs:  Quantized CV out, CV out, Gate-X out, Gate-Y out


3U Eurorack module, 34HP wide, 29mm deep.

current draw 80mA @ +12V and 0mA @ -12V. The module does not need +5V, in contrary to what many people assume. René needs only ground and +12V so it can be also powered by an external wall wart power supply.

0.243 kg
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