Flora was one of the main reasons (but not the only one) for acquiring Crow!


hi hi!

this command was recently added to norns — is your device up to date? SYSTEM > UPDATE should fix it up

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Do you sleep?!

What a nice way to ask a question you already know the answer to. :wink:

Thank you, working now.

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One thing I missed at first is the level of the Plow. I think the default setting represents 2volts(?) from crow which can result in an envelope that doesn’t open up enough (that’s what happened to me).


Back in February @Bman requested “clean” triggers for crow. This is scheduled to be released in the next few hours along with a number of other new features.

Also, the default max level of the envelopes can be changed by updating a global variable called AMPLITUDE_DEFAULT. This is set in the lib/globals.lua file. Changing this variable by itself at the moment doesn’t make a lot of difference, but it will once the new release is live.


Flora v0.4.0-beta has been released in preparation for the upcoming MusicHackspace workshops on June 6 and 20.

This release includes the following new features:

  • Community gardening: share the plant shapes you have discovered with other Flora explorers
  • Integration with Whimsical Raps’ W/2 via crow in all three of its modes:
    • W/Syn: sequence W/Syn with Flora over I2C and modify W/Syn parameters in the PARAMETERS>EDIT menu
    • W/Del: sequence W/Del set to produce Karplus-Strong style pitches with Flora over I2C and modify W/Del parameters in the PARAMETERS>EDIT menu
    • W/Tape: modify W/Tape parameters in the PARAMETERS>EDIT menu
  • crow outputs 2 and 4 may now be set individually to send envelopes, triggers, or gates
  • Each plant sequence now has its own default envelope shape, set by the tables DEFAULT_GRAPH_NODES_P1 and DEFAULT_GRAPH_NODES_P2, which are defined in flora/lib/globals.lua
  • Outputs (BandSaw engine, MIDI, Just Friends, and W/2) may now be individually turned on and off

Additional details about these new features have been added to the top of this thread and on GitHub.

Extra special thanks are due to @infinitedigits and @vicimity for their kindness and assistance with norns.online setup and testing.

The video below demonstrates the new W/2 integration, with Flora sequencing W/Del to produce Karplus-Strong style pitches.


so siiiiiiick, this is turning into one amazing behemoth of a script. especially with the integration of w/2. kudos on all the work and effort put into this :+1: :metal:


Thank you for the fantastic project.


Amazing update. Absolutely thrilled at the W/ integration, especially delay and tape modes. Can’t wait to jump in. Thank you :pray:


Looking forward to trying this! unrelated to your script, how did you get your crow to fit in the pod case? mine is too shallow.

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Thank you @gnome666, @Bman, @cosmicsoundexplorer, and @zbs. I hope you really have fun with the update! :pray:

@zbs, I’m using a Pod64X. The X series Pods are 55mm deep so crow fits into them, unlike the other Pods that are 33mm deep. I assume your pod is one of the shallower ones.


ahh… that’s an important 22 mm! Thanks for the response

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This script is magical! I just signed up for the workshop. excited to learn more and see y’all there.


I made this video just before this new release. I hope you enjoy it


Is there a way of sending clock from Norns/Crow (running Flora) to eurorack without buying new modules?


Thank you for sharing your lovely video. It has helped my day get off to a great start. :heart:

In regards to your clock question, there is a parameter in Flora for crow clock out, but it doesn’t seem to do anything. I’ll get this fixed in the next release.

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Updated but am now getting ‘error: load fail’ :frowning:

Is there any error message showing up in Maiden after connecting to Matron?

Sorry should have thought to post that too:

# script load: /home/we/dust/code/flora/flora.lua

# cleanup

# script clear

including /home/we/dust/code/flora/lib/includes.lua

### MISSING INCLUDE: norns.online/lib/share

### SCRIPT ERROR: load fail

/home/we/dust/code/flora/lib/includes.lua:16: MISSING INCLUDE: norns.online/lib/share

stack traceback:

/home/we/norns/lua/core/norns.lua:143: in function </home/we/norns/lua/core/norns.lua:143>

[C]: in function 'error'

/home/we/norns/lua/core/startup.lua:49: in function 'include'

/home/we/dust/code/flora/lib/includes.lua:16: in main chunk

[C]: in function 'dofile'

/home/we/norns/lua/core/startup.lua:43: in function 'include'

/home/we/dust/code/flora/flora.lua:49: in main chunk

[C]: in function 'dofile'

/home/we/norns/lua/core/script.lua:186: in function </home/we/norns/lua/core/script.lua:186>

[C]: in function 'xpcall'

/home/we/norns/lua/core/norns.lua:144: in field 'try'

/home/we/norns/lua/core/script.lua:186: in function 'core/script.load'

/home/we/norns/lua/core/menu/preview.lua:23: in function 'core/menu/preview.key'

/home/we/norns/lua/core/menu.lua:140: in function </home/we/norns/lua/core/menu.lua:117>

# script clear

clock: ignoring resumption of canceled clock (no coroutine)
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This is happening because you don’t have norns.online installed and I didn’t think to test this (rather obvious) scenario (ooops).

This should now be fixed so if you update Flora again it should load for you.

Alternatively, you could install @infinitedigits norns.online script and be one of the first people to try out the new community gardening feature. :slight_smile:


ah right, didn’t know those things were connected. Thanks will update… and/or try that anyway :slight_smile:

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