Ample samples – Introduction to SuperCollider for monome norns – On-demand

Level: Beginner (many fundamentals of SuperCollider will be covered)

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

In this workshop we will focus on sampling and learn how to use SuperCollider to make a fully featured sample player + looper which can be used for triggering drum kits, sequencing partitions, or a chaotic breakbeat style system. We will also learn the basics of applying effects, and finally how to integrate the resulting SuperCollider code into a new script for monome norns.


  • Learn how to use SuperCollider,

  • Learn about sample playback in SuperCollider

  • Become familiar with sample playback and effect elements of SuperCollider

  • Integrate a playback engine into monome norns

By the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Learn how to use SuperCollider starting from the basics

  • Understand SuperCollider UGens for sample playback and effects

  • Write SuperCollider code that can apply effects to sounds

  • Play SuperCollider samples in a monome norns script

Session Study Topics

  • Understanding UGens for sample playback

  • Develop SuperCollider code for effective sample playback

  • Use UGens to apply effects to samples

  • Norns integration with midi and samples

We have a number of sponsorship places,if the registration fee is a barrier to you joining the workshop please contact laura@stagingmhs.local.



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.

Arcologies: a workshop for Monome norns & grid / On-demand

For Monome norns and grid, arcologies is a 21st century instrument for musical composition and discovery. Built by Tyler as a “2020 pandemic sanity project” and released in September it has already attracted passionate following.

Through a series of “breakout-room” team challenges you will learn how to build and sculpt evolving sound compositions with Arcologies.

We’ll cover signal flow, melodies, chords, and evolving systems with modulation, euclidean rhythms, and Turing machines.


  • Electronic music composition techniques.
  • Generative music.
  • monome norns
  • monome grid


About the workshop leader

Tyler Etters is a polymath-artist currently residing in Los Angeles. His uniquely 21st century practice encompasses a range of mediums including music, film, analog photography, and software design. He is Vice President at Highland and received his BFA in Graphic Design from Columbia College Chicago.