Future Retro was established in 1996 by Jered Flickinger with the help of Jon Flickinger . Staying away from the big corporate mindset, we are a small family based business dedicated to hand building quality instruments for today and tomorrow's musical artists. We take pride in our customer support and helping each and every customer meet their needs. Have a question, need product support? Feel free to contact us and speak directly with the person who designed and assembles each instrument.
We will continue to provide upgrades, add-ons, parts, and services, to prevent our knockoff watches products from becoming obsolete. Giving the user the most flexibilty in their work is a top priority! Most of all we want your feedback. Tell us what you want, whether a unique mod, add-on, or a completely new product, all your input will be appreciated.
I have always had a great love for electronic music, analog synthesizers, and the all the pioneers in electronic music. Growing up listening to such groups as Jarre, Kraftwerk, LFO, Front 242, New Order and many more, these groups opened my eyes to the possibilities of electronic music. At the age of 14 I started experimenting with making electronic music, as well as DJing. After graduation I went on to music engineering school, and shortly after became a resident DJ in the club scene for five years, as well as working in music stores, and record shops. During this time I started modifying and building synthesizers, which led to the development of the 777 and the start of Future Retro. Here we are today, eight years in business, continuing the development of new products, and being an active part in the electronica scene.
My father and teacher, Jon Flickinger is the true electronics genius and I give all my love and credit to him. In 1976 he started JMF electronics, where he designed music instrument tuners, guitar and bass amplifiers, loudspeakers, mixers, ect...And later sold the company to Dean Markley. Jon later went on to designing computer interfaces, and harddrives ect... under the name Xetec Inc. Jon is now retired, yet still remains the creator he always has been by doing all the programming for the 777, Mobius and Revolution products, building and customizing hot rods, and the development of free energy devices.
I would like to thank Dennis Barton of Skylab2000 for his contribution of ideas, and in naming the Revolution. Also to Chris Eldridge for his motivation and support, and Heath Jones for all the artwork that inspires. Oh yeah, and The Crystal Method guys for being such nice hosts on tour.
Last but not least, I would like to thank my family and friends for all their love and support in making this dream come true! And all the artists using Future Retro products, we couldn't do it without you!
Keep the wind beneath your wings, and your eyes on the Future.