dual asyncronous time-wigglers / echo loopers
a remix of cranes by @dan_derks
a norns !
norns.local + click on the books
tab ovr to available & refresh community catalog
two wrms (stereo loops), similar in function but each with thier own quirks + abilities
E1 up top changes which page is displayed. pages contain controls, mapped to norns’ lower keys and encoders. the location of the control dictates which wrm will b affected.
v o b s >
let’s start with page
v, ok ?
rec decides whether new time is gobbled. notice at load,
wrm1 is echoing via continuously gobbling new time and fading old time.
wrm2 however, is dead asleep. wake her up by toggling record once, and then again. the length of her orbit is detirmined by the time between these initial toggles - after which gobble toggling returns to normal. to go back to sleep, hold
rec, and begin again. (
wrm2 mimics many of yr fav loop pedals). notice that
wrm1 feeds into
wrm2. we’ll get back to this later.
vol controls the volumes
o is for the past.
old decides how loud the past is, && how long it resonates. use
old to alter
wrm1's echo chain, or fade
wrm2's past to make room for the future. with a high
wrm1 can be used more like a looper. likewise, a low
old on a shorter
wrm2 will sound an echo.
b wiggles time
bnd is the most tactile example. bend
wrm1 between single and double time rate as she approaches light speed.
wrm2 has more flexibility -
>> halve and double time, hapily gliding between while you hold and release.
(the rate of time is inversely proportional to orbital altitude)
wgl scales time-varying orbits for both wrms - a low value makes a nice wobbly sound, very low adds subtle character. a high wiggle will start to pass through the singularity, but i’ll let you decide whether that’s an issue :~)
finally, here, we can make
wrm1 longer using
l (which admittedly just looks like a vertical line, lol). with
s we can scoot wrm for subtle delay fizzles or sub-loop glitchy stuff.
>> repeat actions from the previous page to
wrm1, useful for dual phase-orbiting looping configurations.
wrm1 feeds into
wrm2 ? we can change that with
<. feel free to place your delay after the loop for an alternate workflow, or feed both wrms to each other for more suprising results.
feed a stereo panned field to
wrm1 to hear the effect of
pp - it reverses
old on each pass for a ping-pong effect
share creates a new instrument. toggle a shared past and memory (/ buffer region) for both wrms + telepathic time loop conversations. obviously this unlocks new feaures underneath every other control, but i won’t spoil them !
wrms is both a script and a library
all of the functionality (apart from UI) is contained in functions inside a single lua table, which means an external script can easily
include wrms to alter, customize, fine-tune, or enhance its behavior. the wrms mods below are illustrations of this process - both the mod files and the main script are heavily commented to help a new programmer understand what is going on. it should be a great jumping off point after reading norns studies !
to use, just pop the file into
dust/code ! it’ll need main wrms installed to operate
wrms_filt.lua (4.0 KB)
adds filter into the feedback path of wrm 1
- auto-generated params from controls
- session persistence
- screen lag fixes
- visual lag (?)
- softcut crashes
- reverse rate (k2+k3)
- input mixer
- param per control for midi mapping
- file read
- voice panning
- wrms mods / internal architecture restructure
K1alt menu with pattern record + presets per page
- Long Egg mode
- will turn YOU into a wrm