Orca. Now for something completely different

Want to give your “Inner Weird Person” some fun? This has got to be one of the strangest music producing apps I’ve ever run across and it’s a hoot.

Orca: https://github.com/hundredrabbits/Orca which runs using javascript or this one:
https://github.com/hundredrabbits/orca-c#raspberry-pi which is coded in C.

I’ve used the C based one and it works a treat. Raspberry Pi’s are ARM based but I compiled it without any changes or problems on my x_86_64 linux system. The C version is ncurses-based meaning you don’t even need a GUI, all text.

Weird to learn but fun to mess around with.

Cheers and stay well.


is there a video demonstration? it’s always easier to grasp the context thru 1 minute video? :stuck_out_tongue:
looks awesome to me, since i’m all about tmux & vim & cli. :stuck_out_tongue:

Take a look through here. There are some longer demos and tutorials hosted by YouTube. The thread is fairly active with friendly folks too. :slight_smile: https://llllllll.co/t/orca-livecoding-tool/17689

since i’m all about tmux & vim & cli.

Yeah, I’m pretty old school myself. Thinking about using tmux and doing an entire production rig using CLI just for the hell of it. :slight_smile:

Cheers and be well.

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ORCA is super cool . I made this using ORCA + Renoise
Kind of generative patches controlling Spitfire Labs instruments in renoise.


Is that instrument per midi channel on the renoise side?