Shbobo Shnth patches and appreciation

tapeorgan.txt (249 Bytes)
A warming organ, blow on the shnth to create tape warbles and keep the embers glowing.


My Shnth isnt recognised by Win10 as a Hid device. I tried to get the data to be read by the Maxpatch. Anyone has this working these days? (iirc i read somewhere hid is a problem n win10?)

No idea about Win10, but there used to be some usb issues with Macos Big Sur. Maybe lodge some issue at Peter’s github? He does sometimes reach out to help.

One thing I’m wondering: how easy would it be to make a Norns-version of Fish? Or at least a text editor with the possibility to upload scripts to a shnth?

Gui-wise it shouldn’t be too difficult, but how big of an issue would it be to use the linux binary for shnth on a Norns?

I have no problem with Win10. I’m using the previous version of Fish (2.0), though.

@cfd90 has figured out half of that already:


and I think a variation on the crow_talk UI would basically cover the other half (that’s how I made the UIs for schicksalslied and shnthsalslied). It would just be a matter of putting those two halves together


Does shnth have a audio input?

Yeah. The jack in front. Haven’t used it as much, but it is wind alongside the mic.


Later versions of the shnth have the audio input, earlier versions just have the mic.


the audio input is super rad!
when I had two shnths I would run one into the other or as a stereo FX unit where each channel was addressable individually.

or do the feedback thing with a portable speaker (like a mini rig) on the shnths output and then you have to squish the air between shnth mic and speaker. It is a super fun kind of setup.


Thanks for the replys :slight_smile: I am going to follow a workshop next week in Berlin about shnth. Very curious how the wind module will react on my flutes.


The one by Peter? Do report back! Really curious to hear how that one will be.

Yes :slight_smile: I will. Will try to make some pictures to share too!


If you have interesting patches to process flutes with the shnth please share them !


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my place to start would be
take wind into square to get a square wave
that goes into a gear to put a counter on your square wave
now you will only get an output every X number of oscillations of your square output

modulation could happen at the threshold of square and the number that gear counts

take a copy of your gear output and put it through a slew.

take a wind copy and process through another slew #2

take a copy of gear output and put it into the up or down of a wheel

take a copy of your square output and put it into the up or down of wheel #2

now you have a suite of tools to incorporate audio into a patch in interesting ways! You can take it so much further or cut some of these as you see which ones you like or don’t.

you get
fast clock - square wave version of input
slower clock - counted version of input
fast envelope - amplitude envelope slew
slower envelope - slewed count
Fast CV - square output wheel
Slow CV - counted version wheel

I’ll see about knocking this together this afternoon. I haven’t gotten my shnth out in a long time.


this is a reverb-ish patch i did that processes audio at the wind input thru comb filters. another jumping off point for audio processing, would highly recommend experimentation and tweaking parameter values if you try it out!


I’ve picked up the shnth again after a long hiatus, inspired by the norns shnth library.

I’d never really got into the comb filters before. They’re lovely.
Here’s a one-liner I find very pleasant

{(left (comb (water (dust 40) 2 (smoke 50 30) 40) 1 54 120))}

and chaining combs gets marvellous feedback, wet and ringy.

Every time I pick up the shnth again I’m amazed. Why do I ever put it down?
Does anyone know how many shnths there are in the wild?