Inspired by the original SH-101, D16 Groups LuSH-101 takes a monophonic synth and turns it in to a monster with 8 individually programmable layers plus expansive mixing. LuSH-101 does not automatically present its parameters for control but 128 parameters can be set up in the plug-ins Options/Parameters menu. The limitation of 128 parameters mean that some choices have to be made. Which part of LuSH-101 do I use the most? How can I best compliment LuSH-101 with my Nektar hardware? Two setups are included with Nektarine and here is what they do.

LuSH-101 – Control of Layer 1

From Nektar hardware, you can control the parameters of Layer 1 and then copy your settings to other layers if needed, using the Timbre Copy and Paste functions in LuSH-101.
  • The Menu pages gives access to:
  • Arpeggiator
  • Voices & Master
  • VCO including Pitch/Sync, Pulse and Source Mixer
  • Filter
  • Env 1 & Env 2
  • LFO
  • Effects
When operating the VCO, the Source Mixer can be controlled using the faders while Pitch/Sync or Pulse are controlled by the 2×4 encoders. Default fader assignment is otherwise Env 1 & Env 2.

LuSH-101 – Multi-Layer Control

The multi-layer Nektar map, delivers control of 10 parameters mapped over all 8 layers. The mapped parameters include:
  • Arpeggiator mode
  • Arpeggiator Rate
  • Filter Frequency
  • Level and Pan
  • Square Level
  • Saw Level
  • Sub Level
  • Noise Level
  • Env 1 Decay
  • Env 2 Decay
More than half the parameters are assigned to the fader section to provide more controls at any time and mix-style experience across the 8 layers. The 8 LED buttons enable/disable Layers.

LuSH-101 Control Setup

Unlike most other plug-ins, LuSH-101 is not automatically sending parameters to Panorama so some setup is required to make that happen. To try out the two pre-configured Nektarine maps, you’ll need to download two LuSH-101 map files, available via the download button.
  • Unzip and locate the map files in a directory where you can find them again.
  • Next open the “Options” menu in LuSH-101 and select the “Parameters” tab.
  • On the right hand of that window, click on the folder icon and locate the two LuSH-101 map files you downloaded earlier. Select the file set up for control of Layer 1 and open. The Parameters tab should now look like the image to the right.
With a Nektarine slot hosting LuSH-101 selected, you should now see the mapping available in [Instrument] mode. You can make this map the default so LuSH-101 will always open with these parameters set up for control. If you load the multi-layer LuSH-101 map, Nektarine will update to give you control the parameters configured in that map. Note: There may be times when Nektarine doesn’t update correctly when you switch between the two maps. If that happens, simply change slot or Nektarine instance and navigate back again. That should take care of it.


The Nektarine Control page and  “Learn” function can be used to customize the LuSH-101 mapping, but only using the parameters already defined in the “Parameters” tab. If you change the parameters in the tab, the mapping will no longer work. You can however setup your own parameter list and use the default user pages to map them to your liking. Alternatively, if you have any suggestions as to how we can improve the LuSh-101 configurations, don’t hesitate to contact us via Support.
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