Approaching: norns


#955

Wow - sold out again! Seems like Norns is the new thing now…

At least I can stop contemplating for some time if I can afford it now or better later.
And hopefully the next batch comes with the crow to save some of the import hassles.


#956

Ha, I finally decided that I couldn’t let this one go, and I would figure out what to sell later and jumped in and ordered 4 hours ago… Looks like I couldn’t have waited much longer.


#957

here’s the screen drawing code:

-- screen redraw function
redraw = function()
  -- clear screen
  screen.clear()
  -- set pixel brightness (0-15)
  screen.level(15)
  -- enable anti-alasing
  screen.aa(1)
  -- set line width
  screen.line_width(1.0)
  -- move position
  screen.move(0,0)
  -- draw line
  screen.line(10,20)
  -- stroke line
  screen.stroke()
  -- draw arc: x-center, y-center, radius, angle1, angle2
  screen.arc(20,0,10,0,math.pi*0.8)
  screen.stroke()
  -- draw rect: x,y,w,h
  screen.rect(30,10,15,20)
  screen.level(3)
  screen.stroke()
  -- draw curve
  screen.move(50,0)
  screen.curve(50,20,60,0,70,10)
  screen.level(15)
  screen.stroke()
  -- draw poly and fill
  screen.move(60,20)
  screen.line(80,10)
  screen.line(70,40)
  screen.close()
  screen.level(10)
  screen.fill()
  -- draw circle
  screen.circle(100,20,10)
  screen.stroke()


  screen.level(15)
  screen.move(0,63)
  -- set text face
  screen.font_face(9)
  -- set text size
  screen.font_size(20)
  -- draw text
  screen.text("new!")
  -- draw centered text
  screen.move(63,50)
  screen.font_face(0)
  screen.font_size(8)
  screen.text_center("center")
  -- draw right aliged text
  screen.move(127,63)
  screen.text_right("1992")

  screen.update()
end

#958

indeed the second batch has sold out. thank you all for the overwhelming support.

i’m getting the process moving to have more available by august. we won’t be doing a preorder for these until we have a solid release date (and perhaps won’t do a preorder at all if we can manage to make a larger batch).

crow ETA is hopefully around august as well. we’ll be writing more about crow once we get a bit further in development.


#959

Good timing for my birthday in September :wink:


#960

Ah cool. Feels a bit like processing or canvas :+1:


#961

200 units in 3 days. Is that a record?


#962

I think “intimidating” is a strong word. but lets not be vague about it, to me it looks like a sampler and possibly a midi sequencer/looper.
All I am asking for is, a strait up definition of what it is, and what it can actually do, pretty simple really.
Ive looked over this thread, I’ve got plenty of ideas of what it could be, but nothing fixed specifically.


#963

It can do anything that SuperCollider can do, and you can program interfaces for your SC code using Lua to interact with Grid/Arc, midi, or usb controllers.

SC can do a lot including synthesis, scoring, sampling, etc.


#964

welcome to the wonderful world of monome


jokes aside

you are asking something that’s nearly impossible to answer in the manner that you want us to
this device doesnt do one thing

it is a small computer
optimized to run, store, and switch between digital instruments (eg. a sampler, a midi sequencer, etc)

it’s capable of other things
and will be capable of more in the future because it is open/programmable


#965

I think that’s the point that excites many people and intimidates (or concerns?) others. It’s an open ecosystem for exploration.


#966

it will become much more clear what it does once a foundation of scripts (instruments) are demonstrated properly.

at this moment i feel incredibly fortunate that this community has many of the same goals in the instrument design we’re pursuing— and the confidence we can pull it off— before actually seeing the final state of many of the scripts.

ps. making progress on kria and earthsea and a drum programmer…


#967

Are those scripts especially for interaction with Crow and modular, or both that and virtual instruments in Norns?


#968

Having missed the first batch by seconds I was hoping that the second batch would last until grid was available again to save on shipping. Damn. Hopefully there will still be some grids in stock when Norns becomes available again. :roll_eyes:


#969

having scripts (like a step sequencer) change output between internal synth/sampler, midi out, OSC out, or CV out is pretty trivial. i’m planning to build a reusable module for generic output switching…


#970

i :two_hearts::two_hearts::two_hearts::two_hearts: kria


#971

Sounds really good! Can’t wait to dive in. Intrigued to learn some more basic programming to understand these trivial stuff.


#972

hey has the code been released i am not sure if i missed it but is there a github or suggestions for code IDEs?
I found Zbrane studio but i would love to get this machine organized and start porting/writing some code that can do some fun things. So i am assuming that SC is the audio engine and the LUA is scripting stuff? Is there an explanation for Norns somewhere i can dive into? I am on Research hours this summer before my next contract starts and this definitely qualifies :slight_smile:


#973

I’ve longed for the return of a stable MLR platform outside of a computer and I can’t put in words how exciting this is…

I thought I was out of the game, but now I have to come back. :sunny:


#974

I would love it if you could port your orangelle patches over to the norns :pray: