A version of Alejandro Olarte’s Benjolis SC patch inspired from Rob Hordijk’s Benjolin.
A somewhat unpredictable synth that is highly enjoyable to interact with which can produce both the harshest of noise and some really tranquil sounds.
I’ve wanted to build a virtual version of a Blippoo Box for some time (after being introduced to it by Mark Trayle) but then found Alejandro’s SC version on the SuperCollider forum. I thought it would be perfect for the Norns so with his blessing I converted the patch to a Crone synthdef and added in a UI and some performance capabilities. This also served as a way to do a deep dive into some Lua UI stuff that I needed to get down. Thought you might all be interested as well!
There is an engine that is very usable in other projects and a UI for interacting with it from either the Norns encoders or from a MIDI device. I will need the ability to save MIDI mappings as well so that should come in an update later.
Thanks to Alejandro Olarte (Hyppasus) for creating the Synth!
use K2 and K3 to cycle through pairs of dials.
use E2 and E3 to adjust the left and right dials of the selected pair.
use E1 to control volume.
if you hold K1 (shift) and use K2, you will have a momentary mute.
if you hold K1 (shift) and use K3, you will have a mute that toggles.
at the bottom of the params menu there are four MIDI mappings that you can enable.
first choose the external device.
then there are three options for each mapping:
- enable mapping
- MIDI channel
- note mapping
enable mapping is, itself, MIDI mappable and simply enables this mapping or not.
MIDI channel sets the incoming MIDI channel for this mapping to listen to
note mapping sets which param this will be mapped to.
thanks to Alejandro Olarte for the SynthDef
Download or Install from Library
(reset your norns after install)