Ambient guitar effects patch


#1

I have posted an ambient guitar effects patch on Patch Storage here:

https://patchstorage.com/ambient-guitar/

Inspired by Chords of Orion’s YouTube channel, I was wanting to get into ambient soundscapes. So turn up the feedback and drown in sound. :slight_smile:

Chain:
Compressor -> Distortion -> Delay -> Reverb with a looper before the delay.

The first 6 white keys are for accessing the pages. Hold an effects page and press AUX button to bypass it (delay and reverb tails will still ring out).

The first 3 black keys are for looper functions.

An expression pedal controls volume input for swells. There is a LPF to the input as my guitar is quite noisy, there’s a slider in the main.pd file to change the cutoff frequency if it doesn’t suit anyone’s taste.

I have a MIDI guitar pedal on the way so will add some extra mappings when it arrives. :slight_smile:

Thanks:


#2

cool! looking forward to trying it!

: D


#3

Looks great, and thanks for the clean and instructional patch layout! Very much looking fwd to trying new expression pedal with this.


#4

Thanks!

Just meant to add that I’ve added a LPF to the input as my guitar is quite noisy, there’s a slider in the main.pd file to change the cutoff frequency if it doesn’t suit anyone’s taste.


#5

do you need expression pedal to hear something? I don’t hear any output (although input does register on the meter)


#6

There should be a [loadbang] that sets the expression input to 1 in the absence of an expression input. Unless I’ve not set it up properly… :roll_eyes:

Having said that, tried unplugging the expression pedal here and works ok at my end. There are a few places that would kill the sound (threshold on the compressor and dry / wet balance on the looper), perhaps check there? I am also assuming that you of all people have got the volume up on the Organelle… :wink::rofl:


#7

Does anyone else have a problem with this patch?


#8

i’m getting a rather nice sound with my keyboard running through it.
i don’t have an expression pedal.


#9

Hi @ghostly606, thanks for this really beautiful patch. I can get it to work if it’s stored and accessed via external usb stick but I’ve also recently started storing patches on the internal SD and strangely enough from here I can’t get the audio out - it’s probably something simple that I just don’t know how to fix. (I have the same with the Glass FM patch so I am guessing it could be a generic issue I could easily fix in the patch myself?)
I do see audio coming in on the meter. Any ideas to help me out? (I am still learning about PD so sorry if it turns out to be a noob thing!)


#10

Hi @jasl, thanks for the kind feedback.

I’ve not used my Organelle or Pd for about a year (life getting in the way) so I’m pretty much a noob myself these days! No idea to be honest although it sounds like something pointing to a path on the USB stick rather than a relative path. I do plan on getting back to it in the next month or so - will check it out if I have the time!


#11

most common cause (assuming not using samples, which these aren’t?) is for sub patches to be named incorrectly due to incorrect capitalisation.

if you connect an hdmi monitor/tv to the organelle and then run the patch in X (as described in C&Gs video on patching) , you will see some errors in the console which show this.

Ive not done this, but just a quick look at the patch indicates this is going on on this patch.
you will see the the file is called “StereoDelay.pd” , yet it is referred to in the patch as [stereodelay] , rather than [StereoDelay], the easy fix is to just rename the file to all lowercase.


this issue is cause because both windows and macOS are case-insensitive, whereas linux filesystems are case sensitive … and the USB stick used a windows FAT filesystem so it could be accessed on a desktop computer for transferring files.


#12

thanks for your replies and help again @thetechnobear ! I opened up the patch and noticed 3 broken paths - stereodelay / dclip and reverb - due to case sensitivity as suggested so I renamed where I figured I had to and bingo - now all working as it should be - (I also opened up the GlassFM patch and took a look around and fixed that one too as that has the same issue on quite a few instances) - cheers and a very happy new year too :blush:


#13

Good stuff @thetechnobear, thanks for stepping in.

Hi @jasl, can you upload a zip file of the fixed patch and I will get this uploaded to Patch Storage? Cheers


#14

Here you go! @ghostly606

ambient-guitar.zip (147.5 KB)

:slight_smile:


#15

Updated!

https://patchstorage.com/ambient-guitar/ (now at v1.1)


#16

Very cool patch. Thank you so much Grant! Only thing I missed was erasing the looper. Made a #jamuary2019 video… :cupid:


#17

Lovely, thanks! :blush: