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19A13 — Orca x Dotgrid

Orca is a livecoding playground.

Orca is a two-dimensional esoteric programming language in which every letter of the alphabet is an operator, where lowercase letters operate on bang, uppercase letters operate each frame. This livecoding language is designed to procedurally generate MIDI, UDP or OSC messages.

Orca operates on a base of 36 increments, operators will convert alphanumeric values into values ranging from 0 to 36. Special characters are used to handle platform and client specific interactions.

You can find a portable and lightweight version of Orca here, and a version for the norns here. Learn more by reading the manual, or have a look at a tutorial video. If you need help, visit the chatroom or the forum. Orca was featured on the Future Of Coding podcast, you can listen to the full episode here.

Orca is a wildly unique visual programming tool. It's also an inky black and seafoam green alphabet soup, pulsating to some species of broody electronic industrial throb.
— Ivan Reese, The Future Of Coding
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18X04 — Orca Type
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18L06 — The Orca Terminal
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15Z12 — Orca Glyphs
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13R12 — Orca Machine

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