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Electro Lobotomy makes AMAZING noiz weapons!

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Here’s an off the cuff experiment in noiz, featuring Electro Lobotomy Sonic Forest, Chase Bliss Mood and Bounds. A bit long, but was fun getting there! Thanks for the inspriation @SPIKE


thanks for posting that!

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Happy 4th!


I updated Otis today, and since Bounds uses the same libs, the new features are available here as well! For detail, check out the Otis thread.


finally dawned on me that i could use my zoom recorder to get live audio into norns without having to figure out gain staging etc and have spent the past hour running my mbira into all the great new softcut scripts. otis gives me too much information for my lizard brain to understand, but bounds makes it really, really fun even for a lizard! thanks for making it!


Gonna be using Bounds, among other scripts, at a show tonight. Here are some clips from my practice session last night. Mostly Bounds, with some Tunnels at the end.


@loma, this sounds awesome! I hope the show went well :smile:

This morning I played around with adding HID support to bounds. Still some things to figure out, but it is a lot of fun to play with!


@Justmat Thanks so much! I’m really enjoying your scripts. And I think the show went well. The organizer of this regular Monday night experimental music series always live streams it, so I’ll share some video eventually (the audio is captured by an external microphone, so it’s not straight cellphone audio, but it’s still a little cruddy), or even better, the audio that a friendly fellow recorded from the board.

EDIT: Here’s the video. (I’m just checking my emails.)

Would love the ability to play with a game controller as well! Nice addition.


Omg… this is so sick. What’s the plug for the game pad? Usb?


It looks like this one, but I don’t remember paying that much for it. ¯\(ツ)

edit: much better price :slight_smile:

Hello! Non-programmer and fairly recently Norns owner here. Hoping to use it as a stand alone instrument along with interfacing with my eurorack setup at some point (crows?). Thanks for all of your work @Justmat!

I’ve really been enjoying using Bounds with no audio input, and just yesterday ran some audio in for fun. After unplugging my input cables Bounds is no longer generating sounds? I know this is probably user error but can’t figure it out. I’ve reset audio and restarted a couple of times. Any help is greatly appreciated, thanks!

This is confusing to me, because bounds shouldn’t generate sounds… It’s a tape delay/looper. Is there anyway you could have been using Rebound instead of bounds? Bounds and Rebound utilize the same kinetic interface.

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I apparently forgot to mention I’m also not very smart. I definitely conflated the two somehow.

I had a nice time running a Bill Evans track into Bounds this morning, really fun.


I definitely see how it can be confusing :slight_smile: They look exactly the same to the user

Love the track btw! thank you for sharing

Having an inordinate amount of fun running a track that I thought was done into bounds. Turns out it’s not quite done yet :joy:

I’m getting some weird upper registry crackly noises. Has anyone run into that? Sounds a lot like a wave being cut away from the zero crossing. Any tricks to avoiding this? I’m coming line out of my Apogee Duet at +4 db.

Super cool script, Mat!

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Hmmmmmm… Not sure about this, got an audio example?

Hey Mat. See if this link works for you. I’m am 90% sure it’s my setup that’s causing the issue, but wanted to just quickly see if others have run into it.


Here’s a clip of some guitar noodling with Bounds at the end of the chain. Here, the upper frequency stuff sounds more percussive (and is pretty cool!).