I was originally using the CV/Gate/ENV outputs of the Pyramid only, and really loved it, but of course I needed more.
So I got an Intellijel µMIDI and love it.
But I needed more…
So now I am using the µMidi as my main Pyramid to Modular interface for clocks and division tricks and my principal melodies.
I added YARNS and use this (connected from the midi out of my case to the input of Yarns) for duo phonic, and alternate programming. I really like Yarns. The only complaint I have about it is the lack of clock input. But I can live without that (most of the time.) It’s flexible, stable, and the sequencer is fun, the arp is fun, and I can layer, and double, and break it out into various different uses and I really like that a lot.
I save the CV and Gate outs of the Pyramid for special things like controlling something out of the case completely, or for control over sequencers or other more macro duties.
It would have seemed like over kill to me to begin with, but I kept finding myself somewhere and wishing there was just one more control source, and lusting after sequencers, arpeggiators, and other control sources. Now I love trying to do everything in the modular, in fact I kind of really prefer to keep as much of what I’m doing within the case. But it’s really, really nice to be able to then record the CV and Gate patterns or sequences within the Pyramid once I’m really “there” and have the ability to call it back up when I need it in a performance, or for recording, or just taking another look at it later.
For this type of progress I found that having many CV outs made a huge difference.