Friends of norns: gear, accessories, etc

Oh yes. One (or a pair) of Minirig speakers are great portable speakers I’ve been using ever since peeping them in an Ableton glamour shot.


re: MIDI foot control, I’m a fan of the Line 6 FBV Express, though I haven’t tried using it with Norns yet.

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I am currently pondering over one of these:


seconding the minirig and the op-1. this has been my outdoor setup for quite a while.



Is it possible to adapt something like this to use it with norns?

norns has an hid class that needs a little cleaning up, so yes.

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I have one of these but haven’t tried it with Norns yet. Three switches and expression pedal input


If you want to make something similar from scratch, we did a tutorial for a CircuitPython-based USB HID foot controller using a Trinket M0 at Adafruit:

I’m planning to add the Trinket M0 to an existing foot switch, rather than 3D print one.

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Twin Sisters + the new 4MS pods make a great friend for Norns :slight_smile:


This thread inspired me to drag my dusty, corny old Yamaha PSS-270 back home from work to play with Norns this weekend. First session was a total blast.

For mics, I’ve been using my MixPre-3’s headphone out to interface with Norns, but I haven’t ventured outside yet…


korg minilogue, organelle, and nanokontrol for da sliderzzzzz.


Check out the Morningstar MC6 MK2. I don’t have one but am planning on getting one to use with my octatrack. Seems it may be a good solution for Norns as well


Please let us know how your experience is once you have one – I am always afraid that these type of footswitches generate too much clicking noise.

I’ll second the Logidy. If the mechanical noise isn’t a deal-breaker for you, it’s a great footswitch.

If the mechanical noise is too much, the KMM softstep is a good alternative, though a good bit bigger

20 characters of OP-1.


I had an organelle and now with norns+grid I want it back! I am also setting up my Expressive E Touche controller as well. Final piece to my small travel-friendly kit is the hopefully soon to be released Empress Effects Zoia modular FX unit.

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My norns is in the newest batch (hasn’t been shipped), but I’m anticipating Wurli-centric exploration.

Today it dawned on me that the music stand on this Model 120 makes a convenient perch for a grid! (I think that may be a similar Wurli in @marcus_fischer’s post above.) Can’t wait to experience this combination! :musical_keyboard:


Yes! Mine is the 140b and has the same little music stand. It is often in use as a grid or midi fader holder when I’m at the piano.
I love my wurli. It was a $40 goodwill score back in the late 1990’s. It for sure needs some servicing but I just haven’t gotten around to doing any of it.


The 120 has a tube amp inside, and mine is a little hummy - hence the first pedal. But it has a beautiful, kalimba-like tone. Eventually I’ll have it grounded and recapped, or will try to do it myself. $40! that was a find.

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Yeah I’ve looked at the kits from Vintage Vibe. Mine definitely could use some help in the hum department