Grid Studies

By design the monome grid does nothing on its own. You the user assign it purpose and meaning: instrument, experiment, tool, toy… choose your own adventure. This grid is intended to be reimagined. Here we set forth to impart some introductory knowledge: potential energy for radical creative freedom.

The following tutorials show how to use different languages and environments to achieve the same goal: a playable step sequencer which interfaces with the grid.

  • Max – a highly refined graphical patching environment.
  • Arduino – embedded programming to connect grids to external hardware.
  • Processing – integrated development environment for visual experimentation.
  • Puredata – open-source graphical patching for audio processing.
  • SuperCollider – synthesis engine and programming environment.
  • Python – general purpose programming language.
  • Node.js – web-centric script programming platform.

Grids in Education

We now offer an educational discount to currently enrolled college and university students. The discount is 10%, limited to a single grid which we sell directly. Contact info@monome.org with school and government IDs attached.

In addition we also offer institutional package pricing and workshops extending from the Grid Studies series of tutorials. Please contact info@monome.org for further details and to discuss how we can best introduce the grids to your students.