d is for distortion, decimation, and destruction… or whatever
put nice sound in
twist encoders until it sounds awful, or awesome
d is made up of two parts: an engine providing bit crushing and sample rate reduction as well as tape style distortion/saturation, and a randomized control matrix.
the main screen is a lot to take in at first, but is pretty simple once you’re in the know. size and brightness of screen elements reflect the state of the engine. the elements are:
sr - sample rate
bd - bit depth
sat - saturation/distortion
co - crossover freqency
hb - highbias
lb - lowbias
hs - tape hiss
turn encoders 1/2/3 to change the engine parameters in varying amounts, according to the control matrix.
each time you launch d the control matrix is randomized, so encoders 1/2/3 won’t always react the same way. this adds lots of variation in the sounds produced and leads one to find sweetspots. learn how to save and recall sweetspots below.
in addition to the encoders and matrix, you can perform some special actions using the norns keys.
pressing and holding key1 enters command mode. use keys 2/3 to input numbers. releasing key1 will input the command.
note, the first two numbers are the same for related commands:
Exciting! Been wanting more really Noise-friendly Norns scripts having fun with playing slowed down tapes thru it with aux send feedback
Not sure I really get the numbers gimmick to change screens etc but it’s interesting and looks pretty great anyway
Edit: also would be nice to be able to map the midi stuff in the usual way, I have very basic controllers with no way to send specific midi CCs like that. But anyway the random matrix thing is fine for now ha
turning a pocket operator (12) both phat and crispy. love the control interface, reminds me of playing a benjolin kind of where you have to really listen because you can’t really know <3 the number thing is hysterical i love it
Makes total sense to me! I see another in my future as well.
What would be the bee’s knees is having this and other audio scripts as mods and choosing where in the signal chain to put it. that would eliminate some need to use multiple. anyway im just blabbing now.
such an AMAZING noiz destroyer!
last night’s session with a horde of Dd destruction…
other noiz from Polyend PLAY, two Wing Pingers, Leploop, two DFAMs and Homegrown Devices Petals:
was wondering…would it be possible to get mapping for Dd?
it’s always so much easier to have norns connect to the CCs rather than have to reconfig the controllers.
could Tape Hiss be displayed as well on the 3323 page?
i found that i kept jumping to that page during the session.
i noticed i couldn’t get the script to see MIDI unless i put the controller into slot one on norns. it wouldn’t respond to anything connected anywhere else.
Thank you for making this @Justmat. I really love it.
This is by no means good music lol but it was the product of just messing around with it for 20 minutes and running a few different types of input into it and then just going crazy with the knobs. 113 bpm caveman trance. I will have a lot of fun with this when I try to bring some taste to the function.