Make Noise Rene Cartesian Sequencer

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The Make Noise ‘René’ is the world’s only Cartesian Sequencer for music synthesizers. Named for the French philosopher & mathematician René Descartes, it uses his Cartesian coordinate system to unlock the analog step sequencer from the shackles of linearity.

Like classic analog sequencers, there are only 16 steps on René, each having an associated knob with which the note for that step is tuned. However, using René the patterns are not limited to 16 steps in length because the path taken through those steps is, for all practical purposes, infinite. In fact, René does not “step” at all, but rather it maps coordinates to locations in a grid, and because of this, it is possible to move in ways that users would never imagine a step sequencer to move. For this reason, Make Noise calls the 16 steps on René “LOCATIONS,” and rather than one Clock input there are two; one each for the X Axis, and the Y Axis. 


  • Cartesian Sequencer Module
  • Maximum amount of artist controlled musical variation, derived from minimum amount of data input
  • ALL programming done real-time, programming of René is a key performance element
  • Up to 4 clock inputs and 2 CV inputs may be used simultaneously to achieve complex, musical patterns
  • 1 Quantized Voltage Out (forced to programmed musical scales) useful for controlling pitch on DPO
  • 1 Non-Quantized Voltage Out, useful for controlling timbre or pitch throughout the system
  • 2 gate/ pulse streams, useful for generating Timing Events within a patch or to Trigger an Function Generator such as MATHS
  • Pairs well with Pressure Points
  • Eurorack Module
  • 34 HP Width
  • 24mm Depth
  • Current Draw: 80mA @ +12V, 0mA @ -12V
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