Not much to add. The encoders are pretty smooth. They certainly don’t have as many steps per turn as the arc, but I never found it to be an issue. It’s not going to feel like an arc and you don’t have as much control over the leds for visual feedback (they just react to midi cc), but it’s a great controller for the price.
There’s a pretty nice sale on these here. $170 out the door with the promo code. My Norns is getting a lot knobbier!
Thanks all for thread, have now picked one up. Great piece of kit.
Missed the $170 deal by a couple hours and wasn’t certain if this was what I need.
Looks like a fantastic piece of kit that is highly customizable.
Next time it goes on sale, I’ll be ready.
Maybe this deserves its own thread, but I’d love to hear you talk more about making all your devices talk OSC. Does this involve translating MIDI into and out of OSC for things that don’t already speak it? Do you do this with, e.g. an Ableton softsynth?