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code as musical language.

scripts describe to norns how it should function. through scripts, an encoder can become a scrollable playhead, a button might trigger a flurry of arpeggios, the screen can become a portal.

you don’t need to know how to program before you’re able to write a script. wanting to learn is the only true prerequisite, the same as any other language.

to help bridge the gap for non-coding artists, we’ve developed and collected a number of norns-specific resources. through these pages, you’ll learn more about the approachable programming interface at the core of norns:

  • studies // comprehensive tutorials on individual components of norns, highly beginner-friendly
  • reference // an example-centric version of the norns API, for advanced use