Drone and Solo

Mark Smart


In this example, the Continuum is used in 6-voice polyphonic mode with no pitch rounding, driving a synth ensemble I created with Native Instruments' Reaktor software. In poly mode, each voice is sent on a different Midi channel so that pitch bend information affects only one voice and polyphonic pitch bending is possible. This particular synth sound uses two square-wave oscillators per voice, with the oscillators tuned in fifths, and uses the Continuum's 'Y' information to control filter cutoff. I added chorus, delay, and reverb in Cubase. One great thing you can do with the Continuum is play just-intoned melodies above a drone sound..