Help with Hermod and Ableton Live 9


#1

Hello,

I’m using WIN 10 and Ableton Live 9 and I want to integrate it with my Eurorack.
Is Hermod the best option to sync them together? I don’t have Yarns, PEXP-1 or any other modules with midi.
Can someone help me configure this? Is is best to sync Ableton to Hermod OR Hermod to Ableton?
HELP! I’m not seeing very little/vague info on syncing Hermod and Ableton Live together anywhere online. I’m worried.


#2

You can use either Hermod or Ableton as clock master

Connect Hermod via usb to pc.

If you want Hermod to be master,
On Hermod clock input = internal clock
in Ableton midi prefs select Hermod as source select sync , then press ext on toolbar
( details in Ableton manual)

If you want Ableton as master,
In Ableton make sure sync is off on Hermod
On Hermod , clock input = usb device.

I sometimes use Hermod as master, sometimes I slave it - depends what I’m up to.
I suspect most use the DAW as the master.

Probably good idea for you to try both so you know how to do both options.


#3

Above assumes you are using midi…
But seen your post about using about using RME , are you planning on using that as a dc coupled cv clock?

If so then you could feed the clock/transport into cv a/b on Hermod, and then slave Hermod to it by selecting cv a/b as clock input.

This would be a tighter sync, as usb midi on PCs can be prone to a bit of jitter.

Hermod is very flexible , so it’s really your choice depending upon what your goals are, and hardware you have :slight_smile: