Orac : release 1.0

Kind of going off topic but say I want to edit the files on a laptop would I be best to copy to and install the .zop on the Organelle and then copy the patch folder back off the Organelle onto the computer?


I think we are in a ‘transition’ state.

In 3.0 I introduced the idea (&suppoet for) of a media and data folder, patches are currently not using these.
The idea is then you would not need to edit anything in the patch directory, just in these folders.


Thanks y’all! It worked and now I have oral running. Still figuring it out but it is so awesome!

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Oral, Orac you know what I mean. It’s a real rabbit hole in the best sense of the word. Much thanks to the writer(?) of orac. Respect


ok couple of modules:


simple midi note probability filter - one parameter which sets the what percentage of notes gets through


I’m not sure why I made this - but kind of wanted something with longer note sounds

detune - detunes the oscillator’s from each other (give or take)
Cutoff - I pinched the moog filter from the C&G analog patches
Envelope - alters attack/release simultaneously - basically a symmetrical attack/release envelope
transpose - like all the other patches


Great stuff! I’m hoping to get the hang of converting patches to modules since that seems like the direction most will be going. I went ahead and set up a thread where we can post all of these if you’d like to put some of them up there!

just in case anyone thinks Oracs development is finished, I’ll just leave this little screenshot :wink:


Oh, that’s the perfect “remote” :wink:
Time does not stretch, believe me I had this planned; figure out a way to monitor OSC that’s going on “behind the curtains” and use LEMUR…


he he…. your going to like this a lot :slight_smile:

Orac already supports a full OSC interface, but due to the dynamic nature of Orac its quite complex to build a UI for it… (unless you build for a specific rack setup)

anyway, this is a new (additional) OSC interface that provides a much simpler to implement UIs.… as the backend (MEC) worries about the logic, you just layout the knobs, buttons and text where you want.

as you correctly spotted, the above (prototype) I made in Lemur :slight_smile:

It’s fully functionality prototype (it’ll look better for release, and they’ll also be an iPad version).
I also have a written another UI in (vanilla) Pure Data.
so that can be used (free) on any platform, and also serves as an example for those who might want to develop their own (e.g. in max, or with some other nicer PD gui components, mobmuplat, pdparty, or on something suitable for Andriod.)

of course another benefit of these UI, for module developers is you can use them on windows/macos when doing module development.

and of course, all this forms part of a larger orac plan :wink:

anyway, just a sneak peak, in case some thought I was not doing anything, to the contrary Orac is getting better by the day.


Oh, you not doing anything…wondrous…
Good to know there is a bigger plan!!

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All very exciting

You keep alluding to other places Orac might run. Any more clues? You’ve mentioned the Bella platform?

If you are building a Ui - having used it to make music the thing I could have done with most was a single page giving me access to gain controls for all of the chains at once. I’m guessing OSC will give an option for that?

Anyway thank you so much for this. Has caught my imagination


these have a particular focus , which will become clear with time…

for now lets just say they will allow you to control orac from your phone, other things are just pure speculation and imagination :slight_smile:


Hi Mark, I wrote you some minutes ago on youtube about the problem I had with orac on my organelle, the installation was successful and at the end it said that it was restarting (even if it didn’t actually showed me the process with the percentage). All I can see now when I open it are just the Input Output meter, but it’s like there are no patches or anything else. When I press the encoder I reach a menu but I can’t see no modules or parameters in there too. Thank you very much for your help and your awesome idea!

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So to install did you just copy the zop file to usb/Patches and then use install option from main menu.
( this is the install procedure you should not be trying to unzip it or anything)

Also are you still using then white usbstick that came with the Organelle? As we have seen quite a few had issues with it. If so I’d recommend trying a different usb stick

Basically your issue is it’s not loading the modules off your usbstick - so all I can assume is they are corrupted.

You could try installing again but if your stick is acting up, it’s probably not going to help.

The installation process was correct but you’re right, I’m still using the original usb, I’ll give a try to another one! Thank you very much :slight_smile:

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Hi - Thank you @thetechnobear for ALL OF THIS!
Quick question - are synth modules with the same name supposed to sound the same as original C&G patches?
Rhodey, for example, sounds quite different in orac (still sounds good just different!)
Ultimately just want to make sure I don’t have anything problematic with my install etc and also could be a question other users are also having.
Super excited for 1.1 and the iphone UI app!!!

Should sound the same, but it’s possoble I might have messed the odd one up - there’s a lot of modules so bound to be the odd hiccup :slight_smile:

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I have just got a partitioned SD card up and running in my Organelle, but cannot for the life of me get Orac installed on it. How do I do that? if I upload direct to the patches folder on the SD, the install seems to fail…

Currently I cannot even upload the Orac.zop via the websever as that seems to fail repeatedly now. If I copy it over via the USB stick the install fails too. And if I copy the expanded and installed folder from the USB stick that does not appear to work either. I’m out of ideas…

I think orac should already be in there. it comes pre installed on the disk image c&g just released.