Orbital (Norns)

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orbital

orbital is an experiment in simple sequences and interface design, it was created to learn Lua scripting for norns

orbital was created to get the basics of Lua down, and to fill time while the norns shipped. this first, pre-release version is a single 16 step sequence using PolyPerc. the next updates will see the code tidied, more sequences, the ability to change the steps and bpm per sequence, and my own engines. the inspiration came from a pencil and some IPA. I drew a circle, it looked like it would make a fun interface. I do like watching it go round. I also wanted to learn more trig.

Requirements

you only need the norns.

Documentation

it’s simple and documentation is on the readme on GitHub. my website is down because, well, updating PHP killed it. I’ll update when it goes live, it’ll have more images of the development including all the failed trig attempts :wink:

UPDATE: Project page lives here - http://www.andrewlarking.co.uk/?p=11

Download

v1.0.0 - https://github.com/P1505/orbital

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#2

congrats on your 1st project
so cool!

love the interface idea

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#3

like the visuals :slight_smile:

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#4

I also like the sofa!

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#5

Was a lucky find. Was a great price.

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#6

Im hoping you mean the beer.

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#7

Of course :slight_smile:

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#8

(minor critique/complaint) It would be a touch cleaner if you moved the orbital lua script into the main folder of your github project, rather than have it nested down one level

If I grab this with git clone, I will see the script showing up in the norns SELECT menu as orbital/p1505/orbital and orbital/p1505/src/orbital_circle

If orbital_circle is a library, place it in a lib folder and then it wont get listed in the select menu.

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#9

Good point, done.

I’m new to git, and find it confusing as hell. And the tools suck. I’m used to Sketch and Abstract. :slight_smile:

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