Monday, January 16, 2017
Ciat Lonbarde Shbobo Shnth Hand Held Synth
via this auction
A quarter for perspective on size. Note the wires on bottom are functional:
"This little crazy synth was designed and hand made by electronic music visionary Peter Blasser. There is nothing like it in the world. I’ve already filled it with a whole bunch of awesome patches but you can program your own from you computer with the FISH editor, available here: http://shbobo.net/
I bought this from Peter a little over a year ago and have used it very little. It is in perfect condition and looks beautiful. It is the most recent version with the audio input jack (see pictures) so it can be used as a wacky sound processor. You play it by gently squeazing it to flex the wooden bars that then sent out digital information to the onboard ARM Cortex M3 32 bit processor. There are antennae on the bottom that sense flesh and distance. The buttons can also be programmed to do stuff. Plus the 8 red lights turned on and off to indicate activity. Or as Peter writes, 'Four bars on top feel your fingers and two woven antennae below sense flesh, complimented by a battery of buttons. There are red lights.' I put four rubber feet on the bottom so it’s easier to pick up.
The sounds on this thing are awesome and unpredictable and very interactive. This instrument is a must for any sound designer, experimental musician or forward thinking DJ."