STKBowed — STKBowed is a bowed string instrument.


Plugin opcode in stkopd. This opcode is part of the plugin repository and has to be installed separately. The plugin repository can be found here:

STKBowed is a bowed string instrument, using a waveguide model.


asignal STKBowed ifrequency, iamplitude, [kpress, kv1[, kpos, kv2[, klfo, kv3[, klfodepth, kv4[, kvol, kv5]]]]]


ifrequency -- Frequency of note played, in Hertz.

iamplitude -- Amplitude of note played (range 0-1).


kpress -- controller 2, bow pressure. Value range of kv1 is 0-127.

kpos -- controller 4, position on bow. Value range of kv2 is 0-127.

klfo -- controller 11, speed of low-frequency oscillator. Value range of kv3 is 0-127.

klfodepth -- controller 1, depth of low-frequency oscillator. Value range of kv4 is 0-127.

kvol -- controller 128, volume. Value range of kv5 is 0-127.

[Note] Note

The code for this opcode is taken directly from the Bowed class in the Synthesis Toolkit in C++ by Perry R. Cook and Gary P. Scavone. More on the STK classes can be found here:

kc1, kv1, kc2, kv2, kc3, kv3, kc4, kv4, kc5, kv5, kc6, kv6, kc7, kv7, kc8, kv8 -- Up to 8 optional k-rate controller pairs for the STK opcodes. Each controller pair consists of a controller number (kc) followed by a controller value (kv). Both the controller numbers and the controller values are krate variables. However, during a performance, normally the controller numbers stay fixed while the corresponding controller values may change at any time. The order of the controller pair is arbitrary, as long as they are after iamplitude. Also, it is not needed that all controller pairs are used.


Here is an example of the STKBowed opcode. It uses the file STKBowed.csd.

Example 1037. Example of the STKBowed opcode.

; Select audio/midi flags here according to platform
-odac     ;;;realtime audio out
;-iadc    ;;;uncomment -iadc if RT audio input is needed too
; For Non-realtime ouput leave only the line below:
; -o STKBowed.wav -W ;;; for file output any platform

sr = 44100
ksmps = 32
nchnls = 2
0dbfs  = 1

instr 1

ipch	= p4
kv2	= p7							;position on bow
kv1	line	p5, p3, p6					;bow pressure
kv4	line	0, p3, 7					;depth of low-frequency oscillator

asig	STKBowed cpspch(ipch), 1, 2, kv1, 4, kv2, 11, 40, 1, kv4, 128, 100
asig	=	asig*2						;amplify
	outs	asig, asig


i 1 0 15 6.00 20 100 115
i 1 17 3 7.00 120 0  0
i 1 21 3 7.09 120 0  30
i 1 21 4 7.03 50  0  0

See also

STK Opcodes


Author: Michael Gogins (after Perry Cook)
Irreducible Productions
New York, NY

New in Csound version 5.11