Modal Filter Demos

Edmund Eagan

These are Kyma sounds played on the Continuum that use the new modal filter. The modal filter was developed by Harm Visser with help from Symbolic Sound, and is great at creating physical models. The expressive nature of the Continuum is a natural for breathing life into these acoustic emulations. Harm markets physical modeling sounds available for Kyma, Reaktor, Tassman, and Oasis platforms. Visit his website for more details.

Wind Powered Bicycle


A calliope-like emulation, wonderful because the more you play out of tune the better it sounds.

Bear Chi


Modeled flute and bell textures. The other instruments are traditional samples.



Struck bar sound. Changes in Continuum pressure (z) values sound like a scraping along the edge of a struck bar.