Approaching: norns


#1180

or in-house: Orac : open source instrument thing ;)

just had a thought… imagine a patch system a la orac which adresses this:
https://llllllll.co/t/composition-of-control-instrument-design/

compose building blocks to quickly build monome (or non monome) logic on-the-fly (and on device, with much more screen real estate). no idea how well this would work but it’s fun to think about.

I think both projects have already enough to explore without cross potential. but holy moly, exciting times!


#1181

oops

didn’t realize the whole category where he posted that was on mute


#1182

no worries, was meant to be supplementary


#1183

I’m glad to have a reminder

thanks!


#1184

norms 256 support would be awesome


#1185

woke up to a github notification that @zebra added a vocoder…


#1186

Xenakis had some musical composition/conductor games too FWIW


#1187

We are all one day closer to dagur nornanna.


#1188

I’m preparing myself for when The First One Hundred receive their inaugural devices and this thread goes extra-bonkers.


#1189


#1190


#1191

Waiting patiently for second batch…


#1192

+1 on the idea of Norns as DJ box.
Trying to imagine what this would look like.


some basic feature requests off the top of my head (at work now):
would be fun to be able to cue up waveforms on display,
using on-board knob/arc/midi to scrub through tracks,
tracks assignable to either 1/4" output/ cue to headphone out,
auto-bpm analysis with speed-adjust linked to BPM,

Maybe once the dev libraries are posted and the units are shipping and everyone’s hacking away, it would make sense to start some project discussions in #development


#1193

This is my first “Monome drop” moment. Do boutique shops commonly get orders in? There’s this place called Robotspeak in SF that seems like a place that would have some of the first run units. Or do we just wait until there are more on the ecomm site?


#1194

Norns is only going to be sold direct from monome.


#1195

Well yeah but what’s stopping a boutique guy from picking up 5 or 10?


#1196

The lack of margins to make $$$


#1197

Margins are kinda irrelevant for a run of 300, right? I’m only interested in acess to cool instruments. It seems like money isn’t the barrier here.


#1198

I’m not sure I understand your point.

any boutique shop has little reason to sell norns for zero profit.

so long as batches of norns are selling within a few hours, there’s not a lot of reason for monome to to take less margin to sell them to boutique shops.


#1199

One possible reason is maintaining relationships with stores that sell a lot of grids or Monome modules. (And honestly, if I were a betting man, I think once the third-party code is really flowing, there will be enough interest in nornses that a little bit of retail will start to make sense.)

[I hasten to add that I have no inside knowledge and am just blowing some no( r )nsense]