Hermod for drum sequencing?


#1

I’m torn between going for a drum sequencer or buying another Hermod for drums (i already have one for my voices and I love it). Right now I think Hermod will excel as a drums/bassline sequencer with the ratcheting, swing, euclidian, and chance effects. Also the way we can chain 2 Hermods is really nice. I mostly make techno and house. Saw D.Tiffany last weekend so breaks are making their way into things too :slight_smile:

My question then is: any downsides to this approach?

I looked at the WMD Metron and the Erica Drum Sequencer and both look nice but feel Hermod is more in line with how I create things on my racks (program lot’s of stem based sequences and then blend and perform with them live).

Thanks! :rocket:


#2

i sometimes use the hermod for drum sequencing, but the ui is kinda hitcy for sequences programming, even more so for drum programming. it can be done, but i think another kind of sequencer would be best. more specifically a trigger or gate sequencer works fine for drums, i use a knit rider and is much faster for drum programming than the hermod. so, it can serve as a drum sequencer, but i would look somewhere else, even thought 2 hermod would be a killer setup


#3

I’ll second Sector, Hermod + Knit Rider work very well together.


#4

If you have the HP then I would certainly encourage drum sequencing on the Hermod. Having a template track set up with pre configured tracks (steps / euclid, chance and swing effects / mod matrix wirings) really speeds up the workflow process. You then also have 8x modulation sources.

But, it’s no trigger riot or other manual / hands on workflow.


#5

I’m more into having set skeleton tracks that snap back in when the next sequence is ready. Hermod is my favorite module and I’m def getting another for drums after I finish building a hexmix/expander.