|description:||dual function sequencer for monome norns, crow and grid|
|tags:||sequencer grid crow|
Patchwork is a dual function sequencer for monome norns, crow and grid. Each sequence has both a note pattern and a command pattern. A command fires when the sequence reaches its position. Commands manipulate the sequences. Think octave and position jumping, direction changes, new notes, sequence syncing, etc.
The grid has two modes:
COMMANDS (you’ll see an indication of what mode you’re in the bottom right-hand corner of norns’ screen). Use the former to edit your note pattern, the latter to edit your command pattern.
Both sequences are driven by norns’ global clock, but each one has its own set of additional options (in the params menu):
BPM- defaults to 120bpm
DIV/MULT- turn encoder to the right for multiplications of global tempo, left for divisions
PROBABILITY- sets probability of whether the sequence advances
BPM(A) in params,
BPM(B) will be set to the same value, and the global clock will be adjusted accordingly too. This is primarily intended for ease of use. Once
BPM(A) is set, though,
BPM(B) can be shifted independently for phasing effects.
If you adjust the global tempo from the system
BPM(B) will automatically be set to that new value.
As of 2.0, each sequence has its own dedicated - and configurable - output options:
CROW 1+2(out 1 = v/8, out 2 = trig)
CROW 3+4(out 3 = v/8, out 4 = trig)
JF.VOX 1(make sure to connect jf to crow via ii)
MIDI(device + channel selection options are in params)
With Just Friends’ new and improved polyphonic allocator (in firmware 4.0), it’s possible to send both sequences to a single Just Friends for amazingly lush results. To take advantage of the JF output options, make sure your JF is connected to crow via i2c.
K2(short) - toggle between sequences
K3(short) - randomizes commands for selected sequence
K3(long) - clears commands
E2- adjust start position of selected sequencer
E3- adjust end position of selected sequencer
K1(long) - toggle between main page and reference page
E1- switch between grid modes
E2- navigate to command step for selected sequence
E3- select command at step for selected sequence
-: Jump down an octave
+: Jump up an octave
N: New note
D: Random direction
?: Random position
1: Sync both sequences
P: New note pattern
Head to the global params menu and scroll down to find the
PATCHWORK section. From there, you can: