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Rings/Strings/Karplus unit?


heyyyyyyyy y’all. first posty post, be gentle with my nethers please to.

lol. Extra Tender Newbie? my 301 should ship in about 10 days. i have been LURKING and PERUSING and DROOLING over everything on this forum. very, VERY impatient.

also, planning and looking at what i can replace with the 301 in a smaller system.

i love the Resonator side of Rings, but use the string emulation the most. is there a Custom Unit that sounds similar?



AFAIK there was still some minor stuff in the way of karplus implementation. To do with tracking, I think. Nothing that’s not solved soonish. But, I don’t think there are stringy units out there right now.


Welcome to the community!

Most of the knowledge/discussion around Karplus on the ER-301 is in this thread. You can get a basic Karplus synth working at this point.

There are also some interesting ideas on the road map in the maybe/eventually section around wind/string synthesis.

Someday, the c++/DSP/plugin layer is planned to be exposed to developers which will probably open up more possibilities in this area too.

For what it’s worth though, my second-hand DIY Rings module stopped working some time ago, and I still often consider replacing it with another, or with Elements (probably will once I add some case space). There’s a lot of careful, expert design in those modules that make them sound great and fun to use - hard to beat.


Joskles - thanks!

JoeJoe - cool! i’ll check those threads!

durp. i searched for Rings, not Karplus. SMART.

lol. and yeah. i looooove Rings. Olivier is a madman. so much good MI loot out there. i’m just looking at as portable as possible a rack.