So, adding my grain of salt to this, I’m not surprised that since it was their first hardware effort, the pyramid underestimated the core hardware resources for that project. They’ve learned a lot, and HERMOD, which seems to have a lot less features, has more than twice the CPU/RAM allocation of the original Pyramid.
I’m perfectly happy with the amount of information that’s displayed on the screen, so I don’t really want to have a larger one, but a higher resolution screen of the same physical size would be great, if only to have a font that can use more than 7 pixels to draw a single letter.
As an alternative to the full RGB pads, I’d like to suggest a dual LED pad scheme instead. I hate how RGB LED interfaces end up looking like an ugly christmas tree, and I prefer the reduced palette of the Dual LED scheme that the Digitakt (Red+White) and the Electribe (Red+Blue) uses. Both allow more information to be seen on the pads, without having arbitrary colors that are hard to tell apart and end up making it harder to remember what means what.
After coming to a year of working with the Pyramid ( ok 3-4 months with the 2.X OS because the pattern-based workflow is different ) I find that I’m really fast on it and it really helps with my creativity.
Noise: I’m powering the Pyramid from a usb hub attached to the iConnectMidi4+ since I want to use all 3 Midi ports on the Pyramid ( A+B+USB)