this is fantastic Dan, i’ve been on it today. Love that you tied it to the Passersby synth also, which is perfect for this. Really like the snapshots, perfect for improv and also preplanned chord progressions. I’ve been playing on the computer version before this and the added monome layout makes it a lot more playable.
I had a small issue with Midi out - I couldn’t get the midi working very well with my setup, but i don’t have a CVpal, i am using Ansible and Sevillasoft dongle. I could get 2 sets of CV but no gates - they just all lit up gates high.
+1 re rdfm above about individual snapshot clearing + the ability to save all the snapshots as a preset also. The only thing i miss from this Norns version is the “all” button as i use that to create full baselines whilst playing with 1 layer of bit selection.
- Now i see it working, and laid out on a monome grid, i think pattern recorders like MLR / Glut would work great on this - on the 2 bit selections, but i think it would work best, on the low scale / high scale reference area. Just with 2 notes playing from the bit area and manually messing in the low/high scale area it becomes a really creative space to improvise. Or even pattern recorders on the snapshots (locking different low/high ranges) to create chord sequences.
Even as it is now, its a ridiculously inspiring musical tool, that makes you want to make improvised and melodic music. I love it.