It's been a while since I promised to do a proper manual and I finally have a good excuse for the delay - as I was writing it I kept thinking of all the new features I should add, and there is no point in writing about something that keeps changing!
I've reached the point however where I can draw the line and happily call this Orca v2. That's quite a version jump, but justified imho by all the stuff that was added. Here is a shortened list:
- a lot more ways to mutate the sequence, including randomization, and rotate/mutate sequencers
- triggers are much more configurable and interesting to use now
- global reset
- presets! you can now save everything to one of the 16 presets, and each preset includes 16 scales, fully editable, and all 16 presets can be stored to flash
I do want to add that just as much work as went into the above list was spent on multiple usability tweaks, making everything work intuitively. And in the process it somehow became not just an automatic melody generator (although it's great at that) but also, surprisingly enough, a great performance tool. Partially due to reworked algorithm which recalculates counters whenever you change parameters, so everything keeps running smoothly no matter how much you tweak it.
Off to much needed sleep, but this time there are demo and tutorial videos and a proper manual (which has the links to the videos and the release): https://github.com/scanner-darkly/monome-mods/wiki/Orca
And here is a preview of what's new in v2. Hope you like it.