at last. (or more correctly, almost at last?)
this is not for everyone! here’s why:
- requires some command-lining. this is not a one-click. please consider waiting for the final 2.0 release if you don’t have some familiarity with the command line.
- does not include very many scripts, so you may be disappointed
- existing scripts from 1.0 will need some minor correction
- docs are preliminary and in-process
- there may be bugs, though we’ve been testing (and using) this build extensively
here’s the plan:
- if you’ve been writing your own scripts and don’t have any performances coming up, you’ll probably enjoy this update.
- please ask for help here in this thread re: updating scripts and sharing. we can help
- please post bug reports here.
- if you’re interested in helping with documentation let us know
- release a proper 2.0 in a few weeks, which will coincide with a new category on lines, “Library” to coordinate script/patch/app sharing/collecting in various environments
- primary DSP (mixing, routing, reverb, compressor, vu’s) are now handled by a standalone (ie, not supercollider) called
crone, created by @zebra. inside the mix matrix is
softcutwhich runs always.
jackand has an
exti/o port allocated for external applications (such as supercollider). CPU management is much improved, ie no glitches with reverb on.
softcutquality is massively improved thanks to @zebra. it really feels like scriptable digital tape and sounds fantastic.
supernova(multi-core supercollider) has been replaced with the standard
- the MENU system is overhauled. see https://github.com/monome/norns/wiki/norns-2.0
- the DUST sharing/collecting approach has changed. see https://github.com/monome/norns/wiki/dust-2.0
- the WIFI system has changed (now uses a different management system, thanks @ngwese ). connecting to router/networks is more reliable. unfortunately hotspot is now broken, though we’re working on it. we have removed SYNC from the menu, all file management should happen via SFTP. see the guide for SFTP. update! super great driver/kernel fixes by @simonvanderveldt
- arc support (thanks @artfwo) and updated hid support (also thanks @okyeron)
- tons of minor improvements and bugfixes, will have to wait for a proper changelog
- some syntax has changed for
gridthat will break existing scripts. it’s easy to update these, and we can help: see https://github.com/monome/norns/wiki/syntax-2.0
- new approach to sharing. previously all scripts were shared into a single repository (dust). there is a new shared repository though many have vocalized a preference to keep scripts in their own repos (for management and updates/etc.) additionally you’ll be able to create threads (in the new category, Library) dedicated to a script, where you can attach a file (or github link, or gist). we’re working on easy-sync/gathering features, but in the meantime it’s suggested to use the command line (cut-paste ie
cd dust; git clone https://github.com/tehn/mlr) and SFTP.
in short: fix your scripts (with our help) and get them into your own repo or the
we repo. on the launch of 2.0 we’ll have a list of working scripts. as a side note, fixes aren’t hard. i fixed all of @markeats scripts myself in just a few minutes (if you take away the time i spent being distracted and playing with them all).
i read all of the above!
IMPORTANT! this update copies your old
dust folder to
dust-old but i’d highly suggest you back up anything important prior to running this update.
download: 190320 (beta)
download: 190314 (beta)
download: 190303 (beta)
Update in 10 simple steps
(thanks @carvingcode for the explicitly described steps below!)
Step 1: Download the update file.
Step 2: Use SFTP to copy update file to the norns’ /update folder.
Step 3: Attach USB A to USB mini cable between the norns and the computer. The one that comes with norns for use with the power adapter works fine for this.
Step 4: Open a Terminal app. On MacOS, use the keyboard shortcut Command - Space, then enter “terminal” in the search window. On Windows, use Window + R, then type “cmd”. On Linux, there are several different methods. Search “How do I open Terminal in Linux with keyboard?” for the best way for your Linux version.
Step 5: Type (don’t copy/paste) this line into the Terminal window. Note: Replace (tab) with an actual press of the TAB key on your keyboard.
screen /dev/tty.usb(tab) 115200
Step 6: When you see the blank Terminal screen, press RETURN or ENTER.
Step 7: Log in to norns, using ‘we’ for login and ‘sleep’ for password.
Step 8: Check to see you have enough disk space to perform the update by enter the following into the Terminal window. You should see 80% or less in the top-right.
Step 9: Enter the following, one line at a time. Wait for each line to complete before entering the next. Note: Some lines take up to a minute to complete. Be patient.
cd update tar xzvf norns190320.tgz tar xzvf 190320.tgz cd 190320 ./update.sh
Step 10: Lastly, enter the following to shutdown norns, then manually restart by holding Key 1 for 3 seconds.
sudo shutdown now
That’s it. You should be up and running in v2 beta.
full disk reset
if you want to do a full disk reset you’ll need to install a bunch of command-line stuff. currently confirmed working on linux (raspberry pi’s work fine) and macos 10.14 (do not attempt with earlier versions). instructions here (more thorough, for macos) and here (more technical?) (apologies, i will merge these soon.)
download: 190320 forthcoming
download: image 190314 - 1.1gb (please conserve bandwidth, don’t download if you don’t need this)
download: image 190303 - 1.1gb (please conserve bandwidth, don’t download if you don’t need this)
bonus (thanks @simonvanderveldt) this image works on CM3+ modules.
i’ll update this top post with clarifications as questions come up.
thank you for your patience and thank you everyone who helped make this system come alive. i’m very excited to explore it further. enjoy!
ps. cool thing. since softcut is always-on, you can include sub-scripts that define just softcut behavior. ie, in
awake i included a small softcut script which makes a (very simple) variable delay!
- your old
dustgets backed up to
dustfolder layout. see https://github.com/monome/norns/wiki/dust-2.0 but basically all script folders now go in the root
audio/has been moved out to the home folder.
- ENGINES now live in dust. moved everything to the
werepository. feel free to move your engine into your own repo if desired (submit a PR).
- all of the fixes and changes described in the thread so far
- supercollider updated properly
- some OS fixes for performance
dustgets backed up to
- after much discussion (!) we reverted back to the old
dustfolder layout, but renamed
- wifi driver change, kernel update, system performance @simonvanderveldt @ngwese
- tape fixes, softcut buffer save @zebra
param:writenow accept numbers to read/write psets to user data folder. also accept path to read/write outside the user folder.
- tons of little fixes
- things i forgot that will go in the