Hey All! I’ve written a few times about a strange almost bit-rate crunch distortion that happens on norns from time to time. Well, I caught one in the wild while preparing to record!
[the thing is, it kind of sounds awesome ]
A reboot fixed it, as usual. I’ll attach a recording and the maiden readout. All is well, just wanted to pass along in case it was helpful. Thanks!
# script load: /home/we/dust/code/cheat_codes/cheat_codes.lua
# script clear
pset >> write: /home/we/dust/data/system.pset
# script run
>> reading PMAP /home/we/dust/data/cheat_codes/cheat_codes.pmap
lua: /home/we/dust/code/cheat_codes/cheat_codes.lua:2005: attempt to index a nil value (global 'step_seq')
/home/we/dust/code/cheat_codes/cheat_codes.lua:2005: in global 'grid_redraw'
/home/we/dust/code/cheat_codes/cheat_codes.lua:869: in field 'event'
/home/we/norns/lua/core/metro.lua:169: in function </home/we/norns/lua/core/metro.lua:166>
Engine.register_commands; count: 0
___ engine commands ___
___ polls ___
# script init
pset >> read: /home/we/dust/data/cheat_codes/cheat_codes-01.pset
Well, lemons and lemonade and whatnot…I slapped a filter on it and it’s now the bed for the track I’m working on. Being that it was feed fed audio from the Arbhar, it’s got this lovely stereo spread and rhythmic quality to it…
I get this all the time - ive never been able to replicate it using the tape (ie ive tried to record it to bring it up but it doesn’t get recorded which leads me to think is power related), and it seems to have gotten better. the past couple of firmware updates, glad im not going mad. Im not using an external PSU and I really think thats the problem - be interesting if everyone having problems mentions stuff like that to nut it out as its a real bummer
And yeah a reboot cures it
I’ve been having a reoccurring issue with the audio quality on my norns (Monome produced 2019).
When I turn it on, the start up tone sounds bitcrushed and distorted. I will load up MLR and when I play audio through it, it is very distorted/bit crushed.
I then restart Norns and unplug the audio inputs and generally the start up tone will sound better. I the will play with MLR and the audio in sounds fine, but over time the audio starts to get distorted again.