Simple tool for sending control voltages out of a Crow connected to Norns. Intended for use with Arc, where each Arc encoder controls the voltage sent from the corresponding Crow output. Works without Arc, too! Also has a Quantized mode and a Snapshot mode for interpolating between two different states
use a MIDI device for input in place of an arc by going into the params menu, clicking “map”, scrolling to “crow outputs”, scroll to “1_volt” and the other 4 options, and map each of them to a different control on the MIDI device
Latest version: v1.0.0 (2c4267c)
Available in the Maiden Library
K2 & K3 save current state to one of two snapshot banks
E1 interpolates between the two snapshots
If you change a dial while interpolating, an intermediary snapshot is taken.
Now as you turn E1, you are interpolating between 3 snapshots: snapshot 1 at the leftmost extreme, snapshot 2 at the rightmost extreme, and your intermediary snapshot in between them (located wherever the interpolation was when you changed the dial)
The intermediary snapshot is reset whenever you take a new real snapshot
Snapshot mode is the new default mode if arc connected – betting people will use this one more than quantize (quantize still available via Params menu)
Slew time added as a parameter
On-demand quantize mode gets its own separate slew time (slow smears from out-of-tune to in-tune)
I had a chance to play around with this this evening and I just wanted to say thank you! It feels so good to be able to play my modular like this, especially with the snapshots. I’m able to get transformations in sound that would be almost impossible otherwise while also having an easy return home. This is such a wonderful instruments for making performable patches!
Hi - would it be possible to add midi note data to the script? Ideally an assignable midi channel per knob outputting midi notes. The way i currently use this script is to play 2 or 4 different quantised oscillators via crow but would like to try the same for midi synths.
That would be cool! In continuous quantization mode, crow is currently taking care of quantization, so the script actually in some sense doesn’t know what notes are being played. But I can try to duplicate crow’s logic in lua and output MIDI that matches the norns-side quantization. The worry is that if I don’t match it precisely, the MIDI output will not match the crow output If someone’s an expert in C and wants to help me translate, that’d be awesome… I haven’t read or written C in well over a decade It reads like it’s just trying to round to the nearest scale value, but in my experience toggling between on-demand quantization (done via lua-side rounding) and continuous quantization (delegated to crow), there can be some shifts in voltages sometimes…
Alright, moving the continuous quantization to norns-side rather than crow-side didn’t have the performance hit I was worried about. That makes it pretty easy to do MIDI out and be sure that the quantized crow voltage matches the MIDI->CV voltage. @mlogger if you want to try it out, here’s a ZIP file (unarchive, rename the folder to just 4-big-knobs, drag and drop into norns’s dust/code folder, replacing the old folder). I played with it a while and it seems stable & performant, but I’d love to know if it fits your needs
Setup: go to params > midi out. Each dial can configure:
Is MIDI out enabled for this dial? Does it send notes or CCs?
What MIDI device does it talk to? On what channel?
If it sends CCs, what CC number, and what’s the minimum and maximum value?
Ok - this is great - it works fine - I’ve only been outputting notes as I don’t have anything with CC but midi notes and gates trigger to the modular work fine. It talks to Midi device 1 2 3 and 4 as I am using a Sevillasoft host to host midi thing. channels 1, 2, 3 and 4 also work.
Would it be possible to implement LFO’s into this script? I would want to be able to swap out a given knob on the Arc with an LFO and then press and or hold a modifier key (or combo) on Norns to momentarily switch between control of the frequency, amount and offset values for that LFO. Those should also be possible to control without an Arc, directly with Norns, so… that may require a change to the current control scheme, or add a page for LFO’s?
I think it would stray slightly from the original vision of this script since they’re LFO’s rather than knobs. At least they would still be Knob controlled!?