code as musical language.
comprehensive tutorials on individual elements of the norns ecosystem. through these resources, you’ll learn how to translate your musical ideas into scripts and how to extend those scripts to speak with all kinds of friends.
- first light // learning to see. edit a script.
- many tomorrows // variables, simple maths, keys + encoders
- patterning // screen drawing, for/while loops, tables
- spacetime // functions, parameters, time
- physical // incorporating grids + midi
- streams // system polls, osc, file storage
- softcut // a multi-voice sample playback and recording system built into norns
- clocks // create timed and clock-synced function calls: loops, repetition, and delays
- athenaeum // a repository of study, spike, and sample scripts from Tyler Etters
- grid recipes // short snippets of code for canonical grid interactions
- norns: tutorial // chunked examples that reveal the idiosyncrasies of the core norns concepts from Devine Lu Linvega
while you don’t need to master the entire lua language to make the most of norns, you eventually may be interested in checking out more traditional programming texts.
ask questions and share what you’re making at llllllll.co
additional community resources:
edits to these pages welcome, see monome/docs