< codebreaking >: cheat codes livestreams

yes, please and thank you.


This sounds great! It’s on the calendar! Please record and post for later viewing if you can. Stoked!

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I am really excited about this. Popcorn at the ready!!!

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Woohoo, I was planning on sitting down with cheat codes this weekend!

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tomorrow’s quickly approaching! ee! very excited and super inspired by @Galapagoose’s session today :revolving_hearts:

the stream tomorrow will actually be a bit of a sneak preview of some WIP stuff that will make sampling a drum loop and auto-slicing it into all 16 pads on a bank wayyyyyy easier. it’s all pretty much ready for release, so if you want to play along, i’ll post a zip file.

otherwise, it’ll all be released on sunday :slight_smile: hope to see y’all tomorrow!



going live in 15 mins – if you want to play along with the stuff that’ll be released this weekend (and showcased in the stream): cheat_codes-twitchv.zip (42.8 KB)

upload to your norns (keeping its unique name) using these steps: https://monome.org/docs/norns/manage/


Going through the VOD. Thank you for doing this! It really helped to watch you go through each step for me to wrap my head around your neat script.

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Just started watching this now, it will be really cool to explore this deep script now, taking it step by step. Thanks for your hard work!

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Bummed I missed the livestream, but been watching snippets of the “rerun” all day. Still not through, but everything is sinking in slowly. Very, very inspiring. Should give me some new tricks up my sleeve for next weekends livestream. You really have a skill for teaching btw @dan_derks. Easy to follow (fairly) complex ideas.

Current viewing spot


nice place @noiserock ! I did some gardening there one summer. good momories


I’m really enjoying the livestream it’s really helping me to get the concept to stick. Thank you!

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caught the last 10 minutes of this… just went and watched some of the new features…
cheat codes is such a beast!
good shit man

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thanks so much to everyone for engaging so positively with the session yesterday – brilliant questions, really amazing energy, I had a really lovely time :revolving_hearts:

edited + touched-up YT version of the stream is live:

not yet annotated with timestamps – will try to get that done soon!

I’ll also be wrapping up changes to the script and updating it in maiden later today, but for those who want to dig in, this is the version i used in the stream:

please share what you make if you get into it this weekend and i’m looking forward to the next one!


I found this terrific, made the manual come together for me (even if most of it is not in the manual yet). Also, I now see why the manual is so good and comprehensive, your explanations and examples were fab. I would love to attend more of these!

My first cheat codes track:


holy cow, what a lovely first capture. i very much appreciate your engagement with the script + session and can’t wait to hear more as you dig!!

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codebreaking lesson in action
cc in a send from ableton is a whole big world of possibilities ! thx for waking me up to this

(the best part is being able to grab different bits of ideas in cc separate from the rest of the mix for arrangement later on)


oh, hell. this is gorgeous. expertly applied!

and yeah, i didn’t even consider mixing a norns-tape recording of cc back into an ableton mix. dope idea, so stoked for more tunes from you!!

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a fancy 4x4 interface + return loop makes it even faster ; )

It’s Friday night. I just finished rearranging my skiff and am now going to watch this walkthrough while I organize cables.

What have you folks done to me? :grimacing:

No but seriously, following this thread has been super inspiring, and I’m pumped to jump into the new stuff. Here we gooooooooooo…

EDIT: Several huge revelations for me in this video. Thanks so much for taking the time, @dan_derks! This recording is garbage, but there’s some fun stuff going on. Can’t wait to explore more.


@mattlowery – as ever, beautiful artifacts!!

session 2: no-grid strategies // Saturday May 16, 12-1:15pm EDT


wip tracker system:
three 128-step trackers with variable lengths, to sequence/adjust/trigger pads for each bank


this weekend, i dug into what it means to use cheat codes without a grid. the TouchOSC templates are nice for emulating the most necessary bits of the grid interactions, but as i’ve been thinking more about it, i wanted to work toward building a totally unique experience for no-grid play.

in session 2, we’ll cover current + near-future strategies which will hopefully not only help address the concerns of gridless sessions, but will help add depth to grid’d ones.