this is a guide to all the various firmwares available for monome eurorack modules. it includes the official firmwares, their modifications (mods) and alternative firmwares. this is a wiki post and is meant to be maintained by the community.
the guide is grouped by apps. please note that in some cases apps share names with modules - the guide will use “app” or “module” to make the distinction clear. for each app and version the guide will list what modules they can run on. links to firmware images / documentation are provided as well as links to relevant threads (as there are many threads only the major ones are included).
most apps run as exclusive firmwares, with the exception of ansible firmware - it includes several apps and you can switch between them at any time. some apps are available for multiple modules, typically as different versions that share some general principles but have some differences as well. there are also multipass apps available now (polyearthsea) where the same version can run on different modules.
white whale app
probabilistic step sequencer with 2 CV and 4 trigger tracks, definable loops and various playback modes. the closest to a typical step sequence with some additional features such as step probability and scales.
rhizomatic cascading counter, a controllable gate/trigger generator. ansible version is the latest version and instead of 8 gates it generates 4 CVs and 4 gates.
official version: es module
ansible earthsea: ansible module note: now included in the official firmware
polyearthsea: ww/mp/es/ansible modules
other versions: vcvrack
controllers: grid (all versions), arc (polyearthsea), midi (official and polyearthsea)
sequence player/recorder. the official version is a single voice and runs only on earthsea module. the ansible earthsea version is a polyphonic version that runs alongside the official ansible apps (kria / meadowphysics etc). polyearthsea is a standalone version that can run on ww/es/mp/ansible and adds multiple pattern playback, direct control of just friends/telexo/er-301 over i2c and support for other controllers.
live step sequencer, polyphasic parameters, emergent patterns. was released originally as an alternative firmware for whitewhale module. the ansible version is the one still being actively developed.
controllers: grid, arc
polyrhythmic CV and trigger generator. an alternative firmware for white whale module. there are plans to port it to other modules (mp, es, ansible) as well. no, this is not the live coding tool orca.
orca’s heart app
algorithmic polyrhythmic sequence generator. based on orca the alt ww firmware (see above) but with focus on generating more complex sequences and playability.
chrono sage app
a logical clock divider alternative firmware for the monome meadowphysics module.
scriptable event processor. create sequencers or CV/trigger generators by writing your own scripts using the teletype language. control other modules via i2c. there are plans to port it to vcvrack. see the above page for the latest official release but as it’s still being actively developed there are usually betas with some new features available. the latest feature discussion thread and betas are posted here: Teletype 3.+ feature requests and discussion
official version: ansible module
CV/gate sequencers and generators specifically for using with arcs.
looking what apps are available for your module? here is what each module can run:
white whale module: white whale (and mods), orca, kria, polyearthsea
meadowphysics module: meadowphysics (and mods), polyearthsea
earthsea module: earthsea, polyearthsea
ansible module: levels, cycles, kria, meadowphysics, ansible earthsea, polyearthsea
teletype module: teletype