a “press cafe” remake for Norns (originally by @stretta)
Each column along the grid’s x-axis represents a note.
Each row along the grid’s y-axis holds a pattern.
Tap and hold a grid key to play the given note (column) with the given pattern (row). Press different buttons in the same column to vary the rhythm, and different buttons in the same row to vary the pitch. Hold down different combinations of buttons for polyrhythmic interaction among pitches.
- Grid (64 compatible, not tested on a 128 but it should work)
- KarplusRings engine (from community we package, installed by default)
awake-rings in addition to
bistro when first using this script! Otherwise you will be missing the required engine!
ENC1 to switch pages.
PLAY page: (see above)
PATTERNS page: alter the trig sequence for each pattern. Patterns are displayed horizontally, unlike the original “press cafe”, since they are issued by row interaction and it makes more sense to my brain.
LENGTHS page: alter the length of the patterns on the previous page. Pattern lengths are displayed horizontally here as well.
Set the base note + intervals and synth engine params in the
Finally, here’s a video of stretta demonstrating the original “press cafe” patch to get a feel for how it works:
Run the following command from Maiden:
Check out the repository on Github.