Is there a script that’s just a tweakable synth engine like zynthian? I know the mx stuff is vast but wondering if there’s just a dedicated midi controlled synth that could cover a lot of tweakable range
I’d say Molly the Polly is that for polyphonic synths (the UI is very simple, but you can tweak everything via params menu), and Passersby is that for monophonic synths. There’s probably more newer ones but IMO those are the classic two
Has there ever been a discussion of exposing a cronjob interface on Norns? It could make more fun things like freesound-of-the-day easy to set up, along with utility scripts (like file conversions or backups or whatever).
I think it would be possible to stick a crontab into dust, which is a little rough but would mostly do the job. There are probably a bunch of more elegant ways, though.
As far as cron goes neither the factory norns nor the rpi3 based devices have a real-time clock so the notion of time at the OS level of fluid at best. The current behavior is that when the a network connection is first establish the device attempts to synchronize with a time server and the clock will jump as a result. The isn’t the end of the world but could be challenging to work about depending on the ambition.
Oh, that’s interesting. And I imagine that you wouldn’t want to encourage people to load up processor-intensive tasks in the background. That said, it does sound like a version of this is possible. If there isn’t opposition to it, I might enjoy the opportunity to poke around the Norns code and figure out a way to integrate the idea into Maiden.
An Idea I Am Ill Equipped To Execute: I find myself wanting some more chaos in my musical life. It’d be really neat to get some ports/approximations of some Nonlinear Circuits modulation or some more Peter Blasser-inspired stuff. I’m just brain-dumping as it gets closer to my bed time, so bear with me as I’m not quite sure what I’m talking about, but I’m thinking systems that evolve over extended periods but that aren’t necessarily drone oriented nor focused on melody but rather about modulating sound-shaping parameters. Modulation feedback systems and what-not. Maybe to send CCs to control external gear, maybe for some internal synth engine noise fun.
I know we have blippoo, and that’s fun as hell, but I guess I’m feeling greedy and asking for more of that—and more.
yeah a general stream player would be nice but one that is limited to the 'incredibly polite remake of THX 1138" type soundscape of the railroad scanner streams seems more Norns
IDEA: use Awake on it’s default settings on an album track as a homage to the track on Alec Empire Vs Elvis Presley where it’s just a pitchshifted voice over one of the Gameboy Camera menu screen musics