Approaching: norns

norns

#1896

Take a look at $GIT_DIR/info/exclude. This is what I use in dust to ignore /scripts/<me>. I haven’t yet worked with audio so I’m not sure whether or not files stored there are nested in a way that is convenient for a bulk exclusion, but you could always exclude single files.

For in-progress engines I admit I’ve just been leaving them there & not ignoring them, I guess I’m more used to dirty git status output :woman_shrugging:

Edit: Also I wonder if these should be moved to the norns: development or norms: dust thread(s).


#1897

Oooh Cs-01! I had one when i was a kid and gave it to a friends band in the end before I knew synths :face_with_hand_over_mouth:


#1898


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w/ bit of drums


#1899

Wow, this is very lovely! Matches the setting. :heart:


#1900

I’ve been reading this thread sporadically and am keen to try out a Norns, but have no Grid, is it pointless to get a Norns with out a Grid?


#1901

I don’t have a grid and still get a lot of use out of norns. two things:

  • a grid is definitely my next music gear purchase. prior to this it was never on my “need to have” radar as (a) I don’t need that kind of controller for my modest eurorack and (b) I don’t use a computer w/ music… until norns. now I can totally see how it would fit my (new) flow.
  • the ecosystem will continue to grow, new midi scripts will be added (or add your own), etc. I expected some limitations (mlr, flin, glut, etc need a grid) so I’m not disappointed or anything (see first point)

#1902

it really depends on what attracts you to this…is it a video that includes a grid?

more importantly have you tried supercollider and lua before? are you planning to write your own scripts?


#1903

Well, almost all videos of it attract me to it. Of which, 75% of those include a grid. That is why I ask, that and I was told by someone today that without a grids it’s almost pointless.

I’ve been very intrigued with Teletype the other Monome euro stuff. This looks to me like an alternative that won’t control my euro but will behave in similar ways, and more. Portability and compactness is also very appealing.

Zero Lua/Supercollider experience but I’m willing to try it. I have gotten the impression that Norns would be more user-friendly than a teletype, at least out of the box.

I am certainty willing to get a Grid, but could a person make due and love Norns without first?


#1904

I am certainty willing to get a Grid, but could a person make due and love Norns without first?

First 3 norns studies are non-grid. Some of the current scripts in dust require grid (MLR, Glut), some have enhancements with a grid (Earthsea looper features use grid, but you can plug in any midi controller).

I didn’t have a grid and wanted to get both at the same time because of the kinds of concerns you are asking about. I think it wasn’t as important to have both as I initially thought it would be (though it is still very useful and very fun!)


#1905

How do other midi controllers hook up? USB only?


#1906

yes–you’d need some sort of usb -> midi adapter if your controller just has 5 pin din.

same kinds of stuff applies I think to this post and the next few in that thread.


#1907

certainly yes in my opinion


#1908

FWIW I am very excited about norns as a stand-alone device, and look forward to writing some interesting tools that can be used without any accessories.


#1910

Beautiful! Cheers from Bremen :wink:


#1912

depends on your style and preference
all the apps i use most (playfair, glitchlooper, cranes, plus all the playfair mods) are samplers that don’t require a grid

i also use mlr from time to time but, surprisingly, find myself drawn to the others when i have time to play


#1913

Glitchlooper? Cranes?! What have I missed?!? :slight_smile:


#1914

wrapping up testing with great gratitude to a few folks spending time with it. will be pushed to a gist soon!


#1915

wonderful apps by @carltesta and @Dan_Derks


#1918

for the curious

it’s a barebones 5 buffer glitching looper but I love it to death


#1919

Just got my norns today. But no time to play today. This looper sounds fun. Very nice tracks here. Oval-ish Sounds. :heart: