From the obvious things like the midi effects, i think its time to mention the cool tricks you can do with hermod, the ones you discover after playing around with it for a minute…
The midi hub-this works exactly as its promised! I can have live synchronise hermod via host device. Live immediately sees hermod and with a mpc live patched into the midi port and the midi through to the deviceport, i can actually program a softsynth on live while recording my eurorack audio simultaniously. There‘s a chord function on the mpc and by looking at the scale effect on my hermod channel i was able to very quickly be in ‚tune‘ with the rest of my composition,damn-these two machines work great together! And hermods miditiming is tight!!! Mpc live is tight only as the master😢 but its very easy to switch master/slave with hermods possibillities-thnx!
One of the greatest features in hermod is the abillity to be really clever when you want to perform live. Most things are switchable very intuitively and i actually encourage you to do so, 1 cool trick i stumbled across is to clone a sequence and then change settings in the midi effects of the clone-like this you have variations of things very quickly…i love doing this with arpegiator settings. Another thing i realised is the power of having midi effects set up prior to recording, instead of recording and then setting midi effects-this is quite simply changing the concept of composing at the very beginning-thnx!
These two concepts are maybe simple but they reassure my inital trigger to buy a hermod-what are your tricks?