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Tuesday, July 02, 2024

ectocore w/ live coding

video upload by infinitedigits

"playing around with the ectocore (

using a live-coding thing I'm writing to generate the bass/melodies/arpeggios."

Monday, July 01, 2024

zeptocore: kick layering (v4.0.0 firmware release)

video upload by infinitedigits

"more info:"

Tuesday, June 25, 2024

zeptocore & ectocore & ectocore

video upload by infinitedigits

"just messing around.

ectocore clocking ectocore clocking zeptocore, mixed together."

Tuesday, June 18, 2024

zeptocore new firmware v3 w/ new features (dj filter, sequencing, effect banks)

video upload by infinitedigits

get the latest firmware:

00:00 new updates!
00:04 dj-style low-pass/high-pass filter (hold B, turn knob Y)
00:17 easy selection (hold C, turn knob X)
00:37 easy set tempo (hold A, hold B, then press key)
00:50 easy sequencing (hold B, hold A, press any key)
01:00 modify quick sequences (hold B, press A)
01:07 change quick sequence steps (hold B, turn knob Y)
01:52 creating random effect banks
02:19 changing random effect probability (hold D, turn knob Y)
02:32 change random effect bank (hold D, turn knob Z)

Tuesday, June 11, 2024

infinitedigits ectocore: full break mode

video upload by infinitedigits

"ectocore is an upcoming module I'm working on with toadstool tech. more info:

here, "break mode" activates 16 different effects randomly, causing complete mayhem in any audio sample."

Thursday, June 06, 2024

zeptocade - a zeptocore with arcade buttons

video upload by infinitedigits

"zeptocade is an arcade-style housing for the zeptocore. the zeptocore can be plugged in and used normally, but with access to the arcade buttons instead of tactile switches. in addition, there are eight dedicated knobs to the most popular zeptocore functions."

Friday, May 10, 2024


video upload by GlakGlikGluk

"just a test play with media sync makes weird music work with generative micro controller
If you want to make it yourself or buy it ready-made, you can visit the site
Warning :
Making electronic work is not easy, it requires experience and expertise in the field of electronics
that's all"

zeptocore mini walkthrough for generative drums

video upload by infinitedigits

"FILL combo does re-triggering randomly at the end of phrases.

RAND combo creates a random sequence on the current sample.

FILL + RAND will activate generative drum beats that will regenerate every 32 beats.

zeptocore is synced via usb midi. all the drum sounds are from the zeptocore using samples from the amazing @starpowerdrums sample pack. all the synth sounds from the op-1."

Friday, May 03, 2024

video guide to the zeptocore

video upload by infinitedigits

full guide at

00:05 about the machine
01:08 stop/start
01:20 mute/unmute
01:32 volume, tempo, pitch
02:49 jump / mash / bass modes
03:23 jump mode, retriggering, looping
04:31 toggling effects
04:57 mash mode
05:17 bass mode
05:36 changing banks and samples
06:39 chaos parameters
07:31 play modes (continuous, one-shot, locking, tempo matching)
10:22 making sequences
12:44 chaining sequences
13:24 lets talk about effects
13:54 fx: saturation
14:16 fx: loss
14:23 fx: distortion
14:43 fx: bit crusher
14:57 fx: timestretch
15:04 fx: delay
15:29 fx: stereo comb
15:34 fx: beat repeat
15:48 fx: gate
16:02 fx: reverb
16:08 fx: autopan
16:15 fx: scratch
16:25 fx: filter drop
16:46 fx: repitch
16:55 fx: reverse
16:59 fx: tapestop
16:12 favorite fx combos
17:35 probabilistic fx
18:26 sequencing fx
18:53 saving and loading
19:35 external sync clock
20:03 loading your own samples
26:35 building one-shot sample packs
28:35 finalizing samples for sd card

Monday, April 29, 2024

zeptocore webmidi keyboard control & diy guide

video upload by infinitedigits

"goto in Chrome and plug in a zeptocore. then use your keyboard to play the zeptocore."

zeptocore diy guide

video upload by infinitedigits

"zeptocore kits available friday (05/03):

full guide:

00:00 getting started
00:19 prepping the board
01:06 soldering female headers
01:52 soldering male headers
02:48 soldering the speaker
04:15 soldering the potentiometers
05:15 soldering the battery holder
05:55 toppers
06:09 (optional) gluing battery pack
06:48 firmware
07:40 adding samples"

Saturday, April 27, 2024

this is the zeptocore. a handmade, handheld sample player

video upload by infinitedigits

Follow-up to this post where you'll find additional details.

Friday, April 26, 2024

zeptocore - a handmade, handheld open source sample smasher

video upload by infinitedigits

"a handmade, handheld sample player.

coming soon..."

This one was sent my way via brian comnes

"a handmade, handheld sample player.

a limited batch of 100 zeptocores are being pre-released TODAY. to say thanks for being a loyal customer, here’s a special 10% off coupon just for you: use THANKYOU0426 discount code at checkout.

stereo playback · 16-bit audio @ 44.1kHz · 16 banks each with 16 samples (max 32GB) · pre-loaded with breakbeat sample packs · 16 different effects · single-cycle wavetable synthesizer · sequencer with quantization · clock sync out · MIDI (in + out) over USB · built-in 8-ohm speaker · powered by two AAA batteries or USB · open-source · available in noche (black) and aubergine (purple) · handbuilt in Seattle, WA"

Additional specs via

The zeptocore is an open-source handheld device for playing with samples, featuring:

stereo playback of 16-bit audio files @ 44.1 kHz sampling rate

sd-card storage for up to 8 gigabytes of samples

recalls up to 256 audio files (16 banks of 16 tracks)

16 different effects (saturate, fuzz, delay, reverb, etc…)

single-cycle wavetable synthesizer

realtime sequencer with optional quantization

clock sync in (or midi sync with ittybittymidi)

optional clock sync out

tiny built-in speaker

powered by two AAA batteries or USB-C

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"

Thursday, March 28, 2024

pikocore with midi out

video upload by infinitedigits

"there is a new version of the pikocore firmware available (v1.3.0) which automatically assigns each button a note. the note can be changed by holding the button and turning the leftmost knob.

anytime the pikocore is plugged into a midi receiving device it will send out midi notes for each step. you can quickly get sequence variations by turning up the 'jump randomness' which will randomize the sequence.

here I'm using an online tool called 'midi2midi' (google it, second result) which can automatically push midi from one device to another. here I'm sending midi out from the pikocore into the roland tb03."

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, January 21, 2024

zeptocore pre-alpha

video upload by infinitedigits

zeptocore how its going

video upload by infinitedigits

"coming soon"

a mid-fi rp2040-based music mangler. coming early 2024.

zeptocore is…
a mid-fi music mangler based on the raspberry pi pico (brother of the nyblcore and the pikocore).
mono or stereo playback of 16-bit (internal 32-bit) audio files @ 44.1 khz sampling rate
powered by two aaa batteries for up to 4 hours or by powered by usb-c
tempo-synced with a selectable bpm between 60 and 300.
loaded with 16 real-time effects like timestretching, delay, distortion, fuzz, tape stop, resonant filters, etc..
sync-compatible with any gear that has a clock input/output signal.
open-source, wonderfully hackable.

Thursday, January 11, 2024

pikocore tutorial continued [update v1.2]

video upload by infinitedigits

"this continues from the previous tutorial [below] with more information about the key combos to unlock the two new features."

pikocore tutorial

video upload by infinitedigits

00:00 - basics
00:53 - audio i/o, uploading firmware
01:50 - selection 1 (sample selector, break probability)
02:45 - selection 2 (low-pass filter, stretch)
03:15 - selection 3 (gate, gate probability)
03:37 - selection 4 (jump probability, retrig probability)
04:18 - selection 5 (tunnel probability, reverse probability)
05:02 - embrace the chaos
05:21 - selection 6 (sequencer record, sequencer toggle)
06:00 - selection 7 (save, load)
06:42 - selection 8 (volume + overdrive, tempo)
08:05 - mute/unmute
08:19 - sync in with click
09:12 - sync out from pikocore
10:16 - questions??

info and purchase at

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.

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

itty bitty midi (with pikocore)

video upload by infinitedigits


here I'm syncing the pikocore clock and start/stop and beat resetting to the midi output from the roland tb03.

the pikocore midi syncing works using a small device I call the "itty bitty midi". the "itty bitty midi" has a midi input (DIN or trs type A) which is converted out to a serial stream that can be read by the pikocore clock in. the "itty bitty midi" device can be found on my wares website (link in bio) which you can get directly from me or use the schematic to build your own (its open source and only a few components - a DIN, a resistor and two caps at minimum).

the pikocore firmware can be updated to use midi with the online tool (also link in bio) with options to change the midi clock division, synchronization behavior, etc.

hopefully in the future I can get the usb midi working too...but not quite yet. still a goal.

and just a note that I've totally floored by all the astounding pikocore creations - music-wise and hardware-wise. there are now several alternative pikocore firmwares out there (link in bio) which can be used to make pikocore become different things, which is totally amazing and just shows how incredible open-source can be. never stop!"

"itty bitty midi a simple circuit that takes either a midi din input or a midi trs type-a input, and converts it to a logic-level serial bit stream. the resulting bit stream can be used by *core devices (like the pikocore) to listen to midi signals directly through the clock inputs.

there are two versions of this product, select the one that suits you: the active version utilizes a battery-powered circuit with the 6n138 optocoupler to effectively isolate the downstream and upstream devices. the passive version does not use isolation and has no battery.

the itty bitty midi is open-source."

Sunday, July 30, 2023

Broken beats w/ Pikocore, Dirtywave M8, Roland J-6, TE TX-6

video upload by Arman Bohn

"More experiments with the pikocore. Random chord triggering sent from the M8 to the J-6. The Pikocore is synced to the J-6 which is clocked to the M8.

I’m syncing key changes to the random chords as well. I think I’ll continue down this path towards actual pseudo random song creation … so possibly more M8 + J-6 combos in the near future. The modulation options on the J-6 are nonexistent sound design is incredibly limited. I could use another mini synth instead, maybe the great conjunction, or the kasser arcade. but that would take more cord wrangling in the m-8."

This is the first post to feature the pikocore.


april 2nd, 2023 / #wares
a small rp2040-based music mangler. $62 / $89.

pikocore is…

a lo-fi music mangler based on the raspberry pi pico (brother of the nyblcore).
capable of holding 8 minutes of 8-bit 33 khz monophonic samples.
powered by a single aaa battery for up to 3 hours or by powered by usb-c.
tempo-synced with a selectable bpm between 60 and 300, with samples mangled by beat-synced effects (stutter, retrig, gate, tunneling).
loaded with real-time effects like a resonant filter, timestretching, volume, and wavefolding.
sequenced with a 128-step sequencer with recording/playback
saved and loaded via eeprom for instant patch recall.
able to load custom firmware, new samples, all through usb-c.
sync-compatible with pocket operators.
open-source, wonderfully hackable.

video upload by infinitedigits

"more info:

pikocore is a lo-fi music mangler based on the Raspberry Pi Pico. It can hold 8 minutes of 8-bit 33 kHz monophonic samples, is powered by a single AAA battery or USB-C, and can be tempo-synced with a selectable BPM between 60 and 300. It also has beat-synced effects, real-time effects, a 128-step sequencer, and can load custom firmware and new samples. Pikocore is sync-compatible with Pocket Operators and open-source, making it wonderfully hackable."

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