I use Pyramid with CV/Gate and Midi devices. I don’t use a computer to perform or record music.
I have not encountered this problem, but I do have a similar issue with various modules.
The Grayscale Algorhythm is a superb little gate sequencer, and I use it in every patch, and at every live set.
Couldn’t live without it.
But it doesn’t reset, or start, or stop along with the clocks unless I patch it correctly to do so.
Since the Pyramid only has one CV/Gate/Envelope output, I actually use those outs for utilities (like sending a master gate clock out of the Envelope etc.) For a variety of control I actually send a midi cannel dedicated to the uMIDI module in my main case.
This module allows me to send two more clocks, a run/stop, 1 more pitch and gate, velocity, modulation, cc, triggering pitch. This way It’s easy to mult any number of things, and get the Algorhythm starting, stopping and clocking with everything else. So my suggestion for the best results would be to follow my lead, and use a little more elaborate midi module to connect with the pyramid for much more control.
However, that sucks right? You have this awesome pyramid and you want it to work with your gear.I totally understand.
If you’re open to using the CV/Gate/Env outputs on Pyramid for other purposes as I do, then you might be able to send the Varigate a gate from the Pyramid to the reset in order to get it starting when the Pyramid starts (I do this with the Algorythm) but to be fair, the Algorhythm starts and stops when clock is present - so just sending it a clock will start and stop it. It’s the Reset that’s needed to keep it in time.
I don’t have a Varigate 4, but the idea is basically very similar, and if the clock starts and stops with the appearance of clock at the CLK port, then you’re in business, and all you really need is to send a reset. This could be any gate from anywhere. But try this:
Mult your clock out of the ENV port, and send one of them into the Varigate
Now create a track that’s a CV/Gate track and place a note at position 1.1.0
Connect the Gate output of the Pyramid to the Reset input of the Varigate.
If the Varigate behaves like the Algorhythm at all, then you should experience the module starting with everything else, and then when you press stop, it should stop.
And when the track with you gate pulse comes around again, it should reset to 1.1.0 internally.
This should solve your problems (if it works.)
Give it a try and please report back. Don’t give up. There are many ways to get things done, and half the fun (for me) is exploring and figuring it out.