I find Pyramid and Electribe play really well together. Both are really hands on, most of the fun stuff is immediately tweakable on the front panel and you can get a half decent idea up in a couple of minutes. You can bash the pads on the electribe to record steps into Pyramid or record automations just by hitting record on pyramid and tweaking. Or do it all in the Pyramid. Pyramid’s midi fx really open up a lot of the electribes parameters for easy timelocked automation. The electribe sequencer is great for basic grooves but as soon as you start thinking about patterns that are +4 bars long or adding variations into your patterns or sequence chaining your workflow slows down considerably. Plus the melodic step sequencer can be a bit fiddly, unlike the Pyramid which is ace.
Best thing about it is you are “limited” to one sample per midi channel. But each sample/part is locked to a corresponding pad in a 2x8 array. So you can dedicate a whole track bank to it on Pyramid and if you have midi channels set up 1-16 across each 2x8 track pad the tracks on Pyramid and parts/samples on the Electribe are immediately relatable so you never have to play “hunt the sample” to muck around with something or develop a part.
It’s just really fast and fun and tweaky. I find the electribe “glues” it’s output together nicely too.
Would love it if Pyramid could autodetect a CC number when you assign one to MIDI Lfo. It’s annoying having to go into the info screen, tweak the electribe to see the CC and then assign that.
Anyone out there got any killer Pyramid / Electribe tips?