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.


  • Width: 34hp
  • Max Depth: 24mm
  • Power:
    80mA@ +12V
    0mA @ -12V
  • $500
  • Where to buy
  • Requires Make Noise Approved Power Solution

  • manual:
  • ReneManual.pdf
  • renemanual-japanese.pdf
  • features

    • 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

    • Requires approved power solution from Make Noise, Tip Top Audio or Doepfer