Hello everyone, I’m very newbie at writing for Norns.
Can Norns send MIDI data to a Sirin, so that the Norns is functioning like a sequencer for the Sirin? Brains in the Norns, sound from the Sirin?
Can the Norns read a CSV with data, transform that data into MIDI note information (with pitch, pitchbend, velocity, amplitude information) and then send along to Sirin to play?
I read through the Streams tutorial and it looks like the text file reading might be explained there. The Physical tutorial mentions hooking up a MIDI controller but doesn’t mention hooking up a MIDI instrument.
The endstate I am working towards is to be able to feed a CSV (or other text format) to Norns and have Norns transform that text file into MIDI note, pitchbend, velocity/filter, amplitude. Then pass that MIDI data via USB to a Moog Sirin at a steady tempo. Tempo controlled by a knob on Norns.
The CSV would contain frequencies in Hz and data for velocity and amplitude in rows for each note. If the Hz-to-MIDI note w/pitchbend is a hassle I could do that in my spreadsheet before making the CSV.
I also have crow so if the whole thing is easier via CV than MIDI please let me know.
I have Mac OSX, norns, crow, Sirin (takes CV or MIDI).
Thanks for any help, guidance, getting started pointers – even if it’s just “Hey you should just write it out in Logic and not do it this way.”