Ribbon Controller Synth Jam

Sunday Synth JamYuichi Onoue performs his composition, Soft Rime, on a DIY ribbon controller.

Here’s what Onoue has to say about his custom ribbon controller:

In this video, Onoue mainly plays the handmade ribbon controller. It can change a oscillator pitch smoothly, depending on the place which you press down. It was originally made as a kind of MOOG SYNTHESIZER’s controller in late 60’s. I made this following its example. And playing style is self-taught.

via TorigoyaSound:

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Onoue also plays two strings original electric instuments called Kaisatsuko on backing track.

See here for detail about Kaisatsuko.

More Kaisatsuko Video

5 thoughts on “Ribbon Controller Synth Jam

  1. Microtone-tastic.

    I'm not crazy about the microtonal bits – they grate on my ear a bit – but I do admire the homebrew instruments.

  2. Some intonation problems seem to go with the instrument, like they do with the theremin. It's a rare musician that can work around them.

  3. I suppose so, but surely you'd correct it by ear. Though I don't own a theremin or a juicy long ribbon controller like that, so i guess I can't talk. One day…

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