@Tamlyn asked a good question over on the Norns.community thread
As a recent comer to norns, I can’t imagine what it would have been like before norns.community. A big thanks to all involved. However I still feel quite lost looking through the big list of scripts.
I’d love a way to quickly find the “best” ones. Of course that’s very subjective, but I wonder if some kind of popularity metric could be derived from each script’s associated lines thread. Sorting the Library category by replies or views yields a somewhat useful list of top scripts, but it’s a very crude metric.
@nonverbalpoetry and @Justmat made some really useful contributions to the discussion, thanks to them for their perspectives.
Anyway, I thought it might be helpful to start this thread, where we can talk about our current favourite Norns scripts, perhaps with a few words on why we like that particular script. Nothing more, nothing less. We can keep the main launch threads for deeper discussions of the more technical and practical aspects; I envisage this thread more as a place for future travellers to read through in times of searching for new inspirations for “What shall I play today?”
I hope this thread will enable a more open-ended roundup, which avoids the risks inherent on ranking scripts.
I’ll start, shall I?
Like many of us, I imagine, my current favourite Norns script tends to change over time, but at the moment it’s @TylerEtters’ Arcologies, by the proverbial country mile. It’s opened up for me in many new and wondrous ways since I acquired a second Launchpad.
I love the design process that Tyler outlined in the launch stream (YouTube link), all the factors that inspired and influenced the script’s creation - it appeals to me on several different levels, much of what Tyler said in the launch stream resonates with me very deeply - and with a bit of time and attention, it’s not too difficult tor start getting interesting sounds out of it, so it’s been a bit of a breakthrough moment for me, too.