A probabilistic 4-track sequencer for MIDI, Molly the Poly, and Crow.
- Inspired by Turing Machine, Fugue Machine, and Physical (Norns Study 4).
- I originally wrote this sequencer in November of 2018, but never updated it to be compatible with Norns 2.0. I always intended on doing so, but never prioritized it ahead of work, young kids and other projects.
- Then last week I got an email out of the blue from ground_state who had updated it to 2.0 and added audio output via Molly the Polly. Super grateful to this community member for updating the script, improving it and cleaning up my bad code. It’s been a pleasure to work with him the last couple of days to finish it up. I expect he’ll be doing some interesting new scripts for Norns in the coming months.
- ground_state has some cool ideas for enhancements to Quence, so hopefully we’ll release a new version sometime soon.
- justmat added the ability to output to Crow (Just Friends and CV).
Grid, MIDI Interface required to output MIDI (optional), Crow (optional)
- There are 5 pages in total, a settings page and 4 track pages.
- After launching the script, the track page for Track One will be visible and the sequencer will be paused.
- The bottom row is always the toolbar: pause, mutes for tracks 1-4, lock all, clear all, select tracks 1-4, and settings page.
- The LED in the bottom right corner toggles between the current track page and the settings page.
- The LED in the bottom left corner toggles the sequencer pause.
- On the settings page, the eight buttons in rows 5-6, cols 13-16 are currently unassigned.
- For now, pressing any of these LEDs will re-sync all sequences.
- Hold Key 3 on the Norns to see the midi notes in the sequence for the current track.
- Global tempo, tonic and scale.
- There are 4 independent tracks of 1-16 steps.
- Each MIDI track is sent to the channel equal to the track number.
- Each track has a tempo modifier (1 is global bpm, 8 is global bpm divided by 8).
- Each track has a dispersion parameter (1 is a tight dispersion of notes, 10 is a very high dispersion of notes).
- Each track has a randomization parameter (1 is locked sequence, 8 is completely random).
- Each track has a rest frequency parameter (1 is no rests, 8 is no notes).
- Each track can be muted.
- Each track can be copied and pasted into another track.
- Each track can be transposed up or down a scale degree.
- Each track can be shifted forward or backward one step.
- Each track can be inverted or reversed.
- All tracks can be locked or cleared simultaneously.
- Tracks can be re-synced if tempo modification un-syncs them.