As soon as I learned about Norns I’ve found it to be a truly fascinating project and I’m seriously considering Norns as my entry into the world of Monome.
My question reads as follows:
I realize at this point it may be hard to give a good answer to this since we have yet to learn the finer details about Crow and it’s capabilities but what I imagine Norns can be is a sort of central hub which connects my acoustic and electro-acoustic instruments (classical and electric guitar) with my Eurorack. A way to make performance between those two worlds less of a multi-tracked, engineered recording and more of a live performance with my Eurorack as my “band/orchestra” (even if this is strictly meant for studio use, at least for the time being).
Keep in mind that my experience with scripting is nil but I am more then willing to put in the hours to learn if that’s what it takes.
Would it theoretically be possible for Norns to act in either or both of the following ways:
A processor for my classical and/or electric guitar (granulator, delay, frequency shifting etc more or less standard effects like any combination effect-pedals) which can react dynamically according to my playing (loudness, trigger one effect when the signal is louder for example or increase the volume of another effect if I play higher notes and vise versa) and at the same time output either just a simple gate (at first through a regular Midi/CV interface and then through Crow when that is available) or perhaps even a more complex CV to my Eurorack (advancing Rene 2, perhaps a random/semirandom voltage or advance an internal sequencer outputting both gate/CV to adress Rene’s locations, that sort of thing).
Record one of my instruments into MLR and have MLR output gate/CV (via Midi) based on how I “play” the samples in the app?
There are probably a lot of ways in which these ideas could overlap or some parts which may be possible in isolation etc and even if none of them is possible exactly like how I’ve described them, I’d love some input from the more experienced users/coders here, perhaps some of what I’ve described could be more easily facilitated by pairing this with a Teletype for example to further process the output from Norns and turn it into something more complex?
For the MLR example I’m assuming that I’d need to get a Grid as well, are there any other perquisites to these ideas besides some way of turning the output from Norns into CV?
Given the fact that I have never coded anything outside of some super simple program in highschool 15 years ago I have a hard time grasping what the limit is of what is possible so some of what I wrote may be completely ludicrous to someone with even basic knowledge of these things.
Looking forward to learning just how ludicrous it is.