project name: sines
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author: oootini
description: 16 sine waves
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tags: synth drone 16n midi


A simple FM sine drone synth with 16 independant sine waves. Each sine wave is FM modulated with configurable carrier - modulator FM index. Sample rate and bit depth can be changed for each voice.



Ensure you are up to date with the latest norns OS. Visit http://norns.local/ in a browser, and install sines from the maiden project manager.

Then, SYSTEM => RESET on norns to pick up the new SuperCollider engine. Reboot for good measure.


Select a root note and scale from the norns parameters menu. 16 frequencies based on the selected scale are applied. You can also tune the sine waves by hand on norns.


When a 16n is detected, each of its sliders gets automatically assigned to a sine.

16n controls:

Saving a pset saves the note selection and midi mapping. The last saved pset is loaded when the app launches.


Control individual sine amplitudes, envelopes, bit depth, sample rate, and FM index with a midi controller. Controls are mapped from the norns parameters page.