Showing posts with label Monome. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Monome. Show all posts

Sunday, June 02, 2024

larping as a skin-walker (NORNS perception 0.6 DESCRIPTIVE JAM)

video upload by tworoundrobins

"perception is a script I'm currently working on and I thought I'd give a little presentation what it's all about, since I find the aspect of time perception in animals really interesting. the main idea came from a Ben Jordan's video on the subject and further reading about CFF and temporal resolution. if you'd like to give it a spin follow the gitHub link!

thank you so much for sticking around. enjoy!

mistake in video: should be Benn Jordan, not Ben. Apologies!"

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Mannequins trio // Soma Cosmos // Djupviks Shakti

video upload by Lesjamusic

"Voice 1 is Mangrove ➡️ Three Sisters
Voice 2 is Just Friends via Norns / Just Play
Everything runs through Soma Cosmos ➡️ Strymon Timeline ➡️ CXM 1978 ➡️ Oto Boum
Modulation from Pamela's New Workout"

Sunday, May 12, 2024

ambient talkie: ep 37 - norns & data sonification

video upload by tworoundrobins

"i always try to find interesting ways of generating is where data sonification comes in. although this is quite a new topic for me and I'll definitely dive deeper, just to satisfy my curiosity if nothing else, I thought that giving a quick overview on some data sonification based scripts might make a nice little episode. enjoy!

#norns #monome #sonification #ambient

scripts used
...all developed by @DuncanGeere
developed by @mark_eats

learn more about data sonification

00:00 - intro
00:43 - what is data sonification?
01:56 - norns & numbers
02:48 - ppm_norns
04:53 - loud numbers
08:41 - ufo
10:49 - overwintering
13:56 - conclusion"

Monday, April 15, 2024

Fun with Envelope Followers // Arbhar // Nautilus // Data Bender // Mutable Ears

video upload by LesjaMusic

"Trying out a new format. The first 4 minutes or so is the patch, the last minute is a quick patch explanation by yours truly.

Organelle into Mutable Ears. Ears envelope out into Nautilus resolution. Ears audio out into Arbhar scan input. Arbhar out into Data Bender and Nautilus then Vortices. Norns l_ll__l_ with some ambience.

0:00 Patch
3:51 Patch Explanation"

Sunday, April 07, 2024

lil ambient sesh - *moving day* (NORNS rachim JAM)

video upload by tworoundrobins

"deep apologies, but no talkie this week. I heavily underestimated how much work moving flats would take me...I did manage to record a short jam however and will be returning to talkies next week! thank you for your patience and and thank you for sticking around!

i'm using a new script by infinitedigits called rachim and it sounds massive! it's using it's own SC engine and the ears don't fool you - it does sound absolutely wonderful. do give it a spin!

#norns #monome #jam

rachim is a generative sequencer by @infinitedigits"

Tuesday, April 02, 2024

Norns // OB-Xa

video upload by LesjaMusic

"Very small sequencer meets very large synthesizer.

Monome Norns Shield, running the Fall script, sequencing my Oberheim OB-Xa.

Off-screen, some tone shaping is done by Intellijel Sealegs, Djupviks The Qu phaser, Chase Bliss Mood MkII, Chase Bliss CXM 1978, Chase Bliss Generation Loss MkII, and OTO Boum."

Wednesday, March 27, 2024


video upload by infinitedigits

"rachim lets you conduct a 5-piece orchestra, where each piece can play different notes at different times at different volumes. how they play is up to you."

Sunday, March 17, 2024

it's what kept me sane (PLINKY & NORNS JAM)

video upload by tworoundrobins

"always wanted a plinky but since they weren't available until it became open source, I hadn't had the pleasure of trying out one. Mikalojus Smulskis from SoundNest made a whole batch and seeing the opportunity I quickly jumped on it and got myself this wonderful little device."

Thursday, March 14, 2024

Onde Magnétique, Monome Norns and Teenage Engineering TX-6

video upload by Luca Longobardi

"Is not that the meaning cannot be explained. But there are certain meanings that are lost forever the moment they are explained in words
(Haruki Murakami, 1Q84)

Take this track as an ‘After-Dune-Part-2’ side effect."

Sunday, March 10, 2024

ambient talkie: ep 33 - NORNS standard vs shield

video upload by tworoundrobins

"due to popular demand, here are my personal thoughts on norns shield and norns standard. where do they differ? what are their similarities? etc...

i try to present my experience with both devices and hopefully this will give you a bit of a clue when deciding which one might be the right for you.

#norns #monome #ambient #tutorial

if you want a standard norns you can get it direclty from directly from their site and this way support monome

build a norns shield
sadly, as of publishing this video, I believe that due to worldwide chip shortages monome is not offering any more norns shields. however, you can build one yourself.

denki oto's shield XL

visit lines and join the most amazing community

00:00 - intro
01:05 - similarities
02:08 - shield vs standard
03:21 - build quality / casing / look & feel
06:25 - connectivity
10:58 - sound
14:16 - why I got myself a standard norns
16:14 - conclusion
16:35 - conclusion & announcement"

🍀 Patreon -

Monday, February 12, 2024

best to start simple (NORNS orgnwrms JAM)

video upload by tworoundrobins

"this little script is a powerhouse and still one of the best ways to use solely norns with a grid. shape the orgn sound and just throw it into the wacky delay lines of wrms - i find this quite enjoyable and at times almost magical. this is not jamuary, but rather a jam in good fun where noodles are literally the only things on the menu.

#ambient #norns #orgnwrms

try it;
orgnwrms is a dual script with time mangling capabilities developed by @andrewcs_"

Thursday, January 11, 2024

Alfaro pair

video upload by Uncertain Music Corps

"Revisiting one of my favourite Norns scripts - Sines - supported by the Endless Processor and EnOsc for some lush orchestral drones.

Recorded direct to camera."

Sunday, January 07, 2024

moog sirin / mf-104m / norns awake

video upload by studio snippets

"Norns moog"

Thursday, January 04, 2024


video upload by infinitedigits

this script aims to replicate the “bloom” app by Brian Eno and Peter Chilvers that was released in 2008. the major functionality persists: clicking on the grid / screen will create circles and sounds that grow and disappear. multiple touches will create sequences that also eventually fade away. the sounds belong to scales with alien names like "ambrette", "benzoin", "bergamot", "labdanum", "neroli", "orris", "tolu", "vetiver", and "ylang" - all which were painstakingly captured from the original app (PARAMS > scale). also, like the app, the norns script has an “evolve when idle” function (PARAMS > evolve when idle), and toggles for randomization (PARAMS > randomize).

there are major differences between the "bloom" app and the "bloom" norns script. its difficult to obtain 100% the same sounds of the app so I did my best with my synthesis knowledge to create a similar sounds with SuperCollider. the sounds I have are a bell-like feedback sine sound which can be mixed with a kalimba sample (swapping between acoustic and synthetic) (PARAMS > blend). the drone notes are taken from the scale, as in the app, but the switching between drones is not precisely the same.

another change is the introduction of "lanes" (PARAMS > lanes). this essentially splits the grid into multiple lanes where each lane is a separate sequencer. by default there is one lane, but you can have one lane for each row on your grid.

Sunday, December 17, 2023

The Great Hapax Experiment Vol. 1 - Squarp Hapax sequencing loads of stuff and Cocoquantus improvs

video upload by -CALC-

"Sat with this one quite a bit for quite a bit.... kept it unlisted for over a year but after some revisits thought maybe its time to put it out there. Still stand by what I initially thought, its a "Curate's egg... Good in parts". Squarp and Coco were still newish at the time of this jam so still finding the feels.

This is what I thought of it back then:

I got a new brain!

Here's a full 45 minute noodle with the incredible Squarp Hapax front and centre. To say this is the most powerful hardware sequencer I have ever got my hands on is a total understatement.

WARNING This pretty experimental jam is not for the faint hearted in certain sections. Focussing on Hapax and the CocoQuantus it gets noisy and out there but that's what I love these days.

It was improvised and live-sequenced over a couple of initially formed sequences.
There are good bits but also some really bad sections in the middle too. I considered cutting these out but that would be a hard edit and they eventually do settle down.
I'd say the worst bits are:
20:30 - 21:26 (shitty idea to try and record a kick bass line without tuning the kick!)
28:39 - 29:42 (combo of not realising that the 1010 Blue box was turned down and having a few moments of forgetting how the CocoQuantus worked... oh and a pesky Buchla sequence I forgot to stop!)

Hapax is firing off and controlling a ton of stuff in the room:
Circuit Rhythm
Ciat Lonbarde CocoQuantus (clocking the loopers)
Nord Drum 3p
Rossum Electro Assimil8or (through CV.OCD)
Meng Qi Wingie 2
Novation Summit - also acting as a controller keyboard for everything in the set-up
Buchla 208C
Norns (running Plonky Script for multisamples)
Just Friends in polysynth mode
Vongon Polyphrase
Vongon Ultrasheer
Mutable Instruments Beads
and some dodgy singing
All connected via Hapax's MIDI Outs and a Conductive Labs MRCC"

Saturday, December 16, 2023

Op-1 | Norns Shield | peak novation | ambient jam

video upload by Onyx_track

Monday, December 04, 2023

Chopping Amen breaks on a Shield XL Monome Norns + Launchpad mini MK3 #norns #nornsshield

video upload by HANJŌ

Monday, October 02, 2023

The Sidequest Rave - Unveiling the First of Three

video upload by jwotto

"🎵 Welcome to 'The Sidequest Rave' Experience! 🎵

Step into a realm where differences and limitations give rise to danceable musical eruptions. In this video, I'm thrilled to showcase one of the three captivating music machines that turn every touch, every rhythm, and every sound into a unique musical narrative.

'The Sidequest Rave' is a sound installation that seamlessly fuses technology, music, and design, placing the audience at the heart of the experience. Here, each interaction weaves a distinct musical tale, championing diversity, playfulness, and unity."

Thursday, September 28, 2023

Soundscape #045 Spiral of Flow (Monome, Ciat-Lonbarde, Blippoo, GND-1, Daxophone, Drymba, Guitar)

video upload by Shirato_Noise

"Sketch of Sound Experiments."

Friday, September 22, 2023


video upload by Luca Longobardi

"Impermanenza is the title of my new album (to be released in the first half of 2024). The album describes a precise way of writing music based on the unrepeatability of some details, on the discovery of new possibilities of one's setup, on experimentation based on practical intuition . A sort of 'method' that has matured and unconsciously settled during the last year of work. This song was conceived, written and recorded this way this morning. And exactly like the concept of the unexpected, I decided that it will be a bonus track of the album (but also the first single dropped without warning today only on my social channels).

On setup:
_ drone from OP-1 using the Hold sequencer;
_ Awake from Norns into Crow that manages Just Friends. Arpeggio created by setting the Time knob in order to rhythmically phase out the two melodic lines of Awake;
_ Dradd provides via granular synthesis to 'cover' the arpeggio making it a chord progression in the first and last part of the piece.


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