I’ve got a few wishes too:
I - ODD NUMBERED STEPS FOR PATTERNS
At the moment patterns only able to be whole bars.
I think that odd bars and patterns under 1 bar in length are also important.
1 beat, 2 beats, 3 beats, 1 bar, 1 bar/1 beat, 1 bar/2beats, 1 bar/3beats, 2 bars
II - STEP PER CLOCK PULSE OPTION
Sequencing time is an important part of analog sequencing. It would be amazing to be able to separate the pattern from the master clock and implement a 1 step per clock input [via CV [A-D]
I actually really love how solid the Hermod clock is, the averaging works great, and it fun to play with by changing the clock source, but I really miss sequencing time. Entering a series of notes, and then the clock becomes the way those notes are expressed. Accidental, and wonderfully inspirational.
I think if there were a way to separate this from the master clock, we might even be able to sequence the melodic timing from another track on Hermod.
III - TRANSPOSE TRACKS
A method in step mode where we can grab all the notes and transpose them up or down.
Surely this is already coming, but I think it’s really important.
IV - TRANSPOSE PATTERNS EXTERNALLY/DYNAMICALLY
Possibly a midi effect where the pitch of patterns can be shifted + - in semitones and octaves.
Note quantize on or off
Ability to assign midi effect to CV - [A-D] or Midi CC in the mod matirx
V - LONGER MODULATIONS
Longer settings than 4/1 for LFO settings
8, 16, 32 would be very useful for very ong ramps, or interesting slow changes.
VI - FASTER MODULATIONS
Audio rate modulation would be fantastic.
Faster LFO for FM and other tricks
VII - AUTOMATIC MODULATION WAVEFORMS
Insert sine waves, square waves, triangle waves, ramps.
Very handy for modulation tracks.
Of course, the LFO really already does this doesn’t it?
VIII - PRECISION ADDER EFFECT
This has come up as a solution for transposing things. I’ve been taking the CV out of the Keystep and inserting it to input one on Mutable Intruments LINKS Precision Adder. Then taking the CV out of a Hermod track and connecting it to input two of the Adder. The output goes off to the 1V/Oct input of the VCO. Now I can play the pitch of the sequence track on the keyboard at 1V/Oct and it’s great. I can also program a pitch voltage track on Hermod and sequence these pitch changes. All very cool.
But what about a MIDI Effect which is a Precision Adder?
Input A (external keyboard input - or could be a midi ch)
Input B (could be a second source, or an internal track)
CV output is now processed through the adder internally
This would rule.
I am just LOVING the Hermod. It’s already changed everything.
These are just a few ideas which I feel would really be useful.