Sure, it’s all possible to accomplish, but all things are relative.
Between the two standards of middle C and all the Eurorack fun it would be really, really nice if there were some global setting to make a choice about how one might want the tuning standard to be established within Hermod.
Be that for compatibility with other devices, or just out of someone’s preference.
I tend to tune things down an octave or two, so naturally I’d love to globally set it to C2 and avoid doing a lot of pitching up and down all the time for each new part or project.
The same is also true for measures and the grid.
I LOVE the ability to have a grid I can zoom in to, it gets confusing and the numbers, while indeed accurate, don’t always relate to other devices. So a 4x16 may not always be 4 bars of 16 beats. Doing math while preparing a sequence often will actually discourage me from even starting to make music. So simple at the start is what’s best for me. Thus, global settings for this would be great.
I do not protest the flexibility, but I do begrudge the lack of a 4/4 16 beat grid standard, in which C3 can easily be set to the same octave on all of my modules, synths, and other sequencers. But I do find myself changing the midi root from 60 to 48 more often than I’d like to.
And it isn’t easy to record a 303 pattern and then simply transpose it. It’s a mess as soon as you start editing it. Quantize helps, but the whole thing must be pitch shifted because there’s a difference between the voltage of middle C on the 303 and what gets recorded in the Hermod (2+ octaves down.) This can be corrected using an effect, and with scale the transpose can go up to where it’s needed, but that’s not ideal. It would be ideal to synch the voltages between the 303 and Hermod to have a more of a what you play in is what comes out the other end experience. Good for live looping and lots of other things.
It seems that with the wonderful flexibility, some of the simplicity of standards may have been either made more complicated, or perhaps simply not illustrated well. Lots of people seem to be struggling with tuning and timing.
While I am not, I would really like to see better controls for global tune preferences, and timing in terms of bars and beats.