that’s making Tape available as an input into Softcut, but the Engine system is separate from Softcut, and Tape is not available as an input into the Engines system
No worries! Apologies I couldn’t find this in the threads / in the official norns docs quickly I think it’d be cool to do, but it’s definitely not something I’m up in arms about or anything agreed with the concerns you’ve laid out in that initial post
i’ll just add it. my main problem is that mix routes aren’t without cost on norns - they aren’t ad-hoc patch cables, they are permanent fixtures. every time we add a route it takes a little bite out of crone CPU budget.
my second issue is just adding more menu-diving controls - it’s a bad form UI factor for a complex feedback mixer.
finally, i’d be more enthusiastic about this if we put the work in to make TAPE a little more polished - envelopes, looping, pause etc.
this seems like a really elegant solution! it might add to the menu diving within a specific script when pursuing a specific purpose, but it wouldn’t impact the more general experience of the tape as it exists. you could record something to tape and then simply play it back through pedalboard (or greyhole, or delayyyyyy or what have you) and then record it to a new slice of tape! it seems like there would be no difference between this and the ability to play the tape through pedalboard from a users perspective, seems like a win win if i understand correctly…
Looking forward to trying out Pedalboard with a new electric fretless bass I’ve got arriving later today!
I don’t have a guitar amp.
So I’ll try plugging bass (with passive pickups) directly into my norns shield. That should be ok right?
I’ll also try plugging bass into my audio interface first, then monitor output into norns. Then norns output back into audio interface. Might be good for recording dry and wet signals on different tracks in a DAW.
Pedalboard has a global input gain that can boost your input enough to work out (up to +20 dB). The downside is it’s digital gain, so you’ll get some digital noise. Try it out, though, it may be good enough for your use case! Otherwise I use a small clean boost pedal before going into norns (Seven Sisters Lily Boost - Red Witch Pedals is tiny, pretty flat EQ, and rechargeable)
Version 2.3.0 (3385b40) is now live. Available in Maiden (sometimes it takes a few minutes to show up) or as a ZIP file
The big change: Crowify! Now you can map Crow’s inputs to Pedalboard params. Use the params page to choose which params are controlled by which Crow input, along with some other fiddly things about how the mapping works
Love this! I use it a lot but it happens quite often that the buttons stop working for some reason. I then need to reset the Norns and then they work again. Do you know what can cause this? Sorry if this has been raised before. Tried to look through the thread.
This happens to me as well. Running the latest version of norns (210706) and Pedalboard (2.3.0) on a Shield.
The primary repro case for me is to Sleep norns while Pedalboard is active, then next time I power it up, with Pedalboard as the active script on boot, button response will worsen over the course of a few minutes. Attempting to load into a different script will hang on the “loading…” screen.
After I pull the plug and start the norns again, it boots with no active script and works normally.