— Organelle + Monome

Using Critter + Guitari Organelle as a host for a Monome 128. I built a patch that uses the Organelle’s keys to program the arpeggiator tones, and the Monome defines the steps. Includes OSC Installer and all patches needed to build upon this foundation for other patches.

source on github

and Patchstorage [1], [2]

In this video, the Moog Minitaur is triggered via MIDI, and its audio is routed through the delay effect on the Organelle in tandem with a simply polyphonic voice in the patch. The sequencer supports 5 note polyphony. However I’ve been using this patch with a Moog Minitaur, which is monophonic.

Triggering a the Moog Minitaur again via MIDI. The sequencer patch is using an audio sample-based clock, I stress-test it towards the end.


  • Critter + Gutari Organelle
  • Monome 128 Grid Grayscale (non varibright). Other Monome Grids should work.


  • Powered USB Hub



This patch installs serialosc on the Organelle.

Monome Basic Poly

Indiviual Monome Keys illuminate when pressed and trigger the Basic Poly voice patch that shipped with the Organelle.

Grid Apps

Various Grid apps examples ported to PureData from Aleph via https://github.com/boqs/pd-grid, including

  • grid
  • kria
  • meadowphysics
  • step
  • whitewhale

Note: These apps do not make sound. They are intended to be used as an example and starting point for new patches.

How to Use

  1. Copy the example patches to your Organelle’s USB drive or SD card.

  2. Plug in the Monome. Note: In my testing, the Organelle’s USB port doesn’t supply enough power for a Monome 128 Grid to light all its LED’s, so a powered USB hub was required.


Run SerialOSC-Installer first. This patch installs the serialosc binaries and libmonome shared libraries to the Organelle’s OS. It also adds serialosc as a daemon that runs at startup.

  1. Plug in the Monome Grid via USB
  2. Press AUX to start installation

Upon a successful installation, the display should notify you if it is connected and active and the Grid’s light should illuminate. Pressing a key will light it up.

If you are not compiling the extensions yourself, you only need the compiled extensions and the pd files to run the patches.


Via the terminal, navigate to the SerialOSC-Installer folder and run


Then, delete all patches from your Organelle.