Ah… the light goes on.
You are recording sequenced material from other devices!
I’ve done some of this too, and agree that the timing isn’t perfect. But that’s understandable.
Getting locked in sync between devices is a challenge. But I believe that’s the culprit here.
Things to try:
For analog sync:
Use the shortest cables you can.
Don’t jump right into record mode. Start and stop and restart a few times to be sure you’ve got the sync you need.
Then punch into record.
For midi sync:
This should already be pretty good. If it’s midi to midi there will be a little bit of a delay, but it’s minuscule and could potentially be corrected easily.
If there’s a lot of trouble with midi sync, I would look to be sure there wasn’t a double clocking or some other interfering problem.
Generally there will always be a little hassle when trying to clock up clocks and record the output from one to another. A little adjustment is to be expected (at least in my experience.)
Quantizing the CV works in two ways with Hermod:
- Quantize the rhythm 1/8, 1/16 etc.
- Quantize the pitch - in CV input settings.
It would be interesting to at least try to capture an analog sequence using these helpers and see if the results are better, or worse.
I made a little Youtube video in my Hermod category of myself recording a Doepfer A-155 sequence into Hermod and it was so seamless that I felt like I wanted to get 4 of them, and record and loop and play and layer and go wild.
So it’s possible to get this together.
I hope any of this helps.