Monome Norns : on a rPI3 + PiSound + Push 2

(also some details on Orac coming to the PI soon)

Norns was released a couple of weeks ago by Monome, but bit pricey for me ($800) , so I decided to implement it with what Ive got (Norns is open source)…
so that meant a rPI3 + PiSound and a Push 2.

runs completely headless/standalone , as is pushing the rPI3/PiSound to its limits… took a while set it up so that there were no audio glitches :wink:

Norns is a really great platform, based on Supercollider for the sound engines, and LUA to implement the ‘UI’.
The push 2 is a fantastic controller (underrated imho for hacking projects!) , a great display, lots of encoders, playing surface - pretty much perfect for this.

Ive implemented 2 primary modes:
Cuckoo mode - where it emulates the Norns hardware (screen/encoders/keys) , plus also a monome grid, and a midi controller.
Native mode - where from LUA you can access all Push 2 features, e.g. colour display/pads/buttons, to create a completely customised script that fits perfectly to the Push 2.

Over the last few days, Ive had an opportunity to play with it quite a bit, and Im really pleased with how its turned out… its low latency, sounds great, and has lots of potential for the future.


Hi Technobear. What’s the latest with running LUA and Norns scripts on a Pisound?