Tone to drone - Introduction to SuperCollider for monome norns - On-demand

Get acquainted with SuperCollider to make a drone and then add it to your own script for monome norns.

Course instructor: Zack Scholl

Course level

SuperCollider is an amazing open-source audio synthesis and composition tool.

What you'll learn

  • Understand the fundamentals of SuperCollider code
  • Understand SuperCollider UGens for audio synthesis and mixing
  • Design your own drone which you can run from SuperCollider
  • Add SuperCollider code into a norns script

Requirements

  • A computer and internet connection
  • A web cam and mic
  • A Zoom account
  • A norns device

Course content

  • ---- SuperCollider documents (part 1, 2, 3, and a bonus), code and music examples to download
  • ---- Session slides
  • ---- Lesson 1 - Introduction to the workshop
  • ---- Lesson 2 - SuperCollider - variables and functions
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Who is this course for

  • In this workshop we will gain understanding of SuperCollider while making a musical drone - a minimal sustained sound with dynamic harmonic variations, in the vein of Sunn O))) or La Monte Young. We will also learn how to add drones to the monome norns in your own drone script.

About the workshop leader

Zack Scholl is a Seattle, Washington based tinkerer who releases music and norns scripts as “infinite digits”. He has been programming for 12 years as part of his job developing instrumentation and conducting experiments to understand biophysical properties of human proteins.