A generative sequencer with a synth engine and options for MIDI sequencing.
This script was inspired by the first gentle hints of autumn. It simulates falling leaves and plays notes when the leaves hit the bottom of the screen. Leaves have “wind” and a fade time – the wind determines how erratically they move, and the fade time causes more delay between notes. Leaves can be added and removed. When leaves move by each other they can trigger a rustling sound.
Video example: Login • Instagram
- MIDI is optional but I really like using fall with things like Digitone and Peak
- Grid: optional
Here are the controls for the main screen:
- Key 2: Randomize current scale
- Key 3: Stop and generate a new scale/melody
- Enc 1: Change screen
- Enc 2: Add/remove leaves
- Enc 3: Cycle attack/release values
Here are the controls for the menu screens:
- E2: Move up and down the menu
- E3: Change selected value
Here’s the LFO screen with similar controls to the menus, but notice you can press K3 to toggle the LFO on and off (they’re all off by default):
If you plug in a grid, you’ll be able to add and remove leaves. Use the last row to remove leaves, and the other rows to add them.
- GitHub: GitHub - ambalek/fall: A generative sequencer for Norns
- Install from the Norns web UI (in the Matron tab):
- I’ve made quite a few demos of fall that I have shared on Instagram, but I expect there will be some bugs so I’m sorry if it causes you any issues
- I intended this script to be softer than raindrops, but you can set the attack quite low to make it a little plucky
- You can turn off the sound or just the rustling sound by going to the PARAMETERS, EDIT menu. There are a lot of options in there
- I find this script and raindrops both work well if you layer them by sampling multiple takes with Norns tape, real tapes, looper pedals, eurorack modules like Mimeophon/Morphagene/ER-301