Limited Chord Choices

Hey all,

I am a total n00b and this is my first post, but have had my Squarp Pyramid for a few weeks now and really enjoy it. Pardon my ignorant question though, but I for the life of me cannot figure out how to get other Chords on my Squarp Pyramid. The only options I have are Cmin, Emin Dmin, Fmaj, Cmaj, Amin and Gmaj.

Then, by pushing down on the main scroll wheel, I am able to access the different color chords for those (i.e. x3, x3inv1, x3inv2, etc etc).

Further I can access other chords by clicking display and selecting pads 9-16 that are circled around the first list of chords I sent. Is there a way to have (for example) just have AbMin as the main key that is displayed on the Live screen?

Is this normal and/or am I just a complete idiot?

Thank you in advance!

Chord smartpads

The Chord Smartpads represent the 7 degrees of the harmonized scale. These harmonized scales are the basis on which almost every song you know is built.

In Pyramid, we use two parameters to build chords: ”tonality” is the first note of your harmonized scale and ”complexity” represents the number of notes in each chord and chord inversion.

If we choose a CMin tonality and 4 notes of complexity, we can obtain the following chords by pressing one (or more) of the smartpads:

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Pyramid’s original harmonizer algorithm allows you to quickly select a relative tone by rotating


. Unleash your creativity by building complex harmonies.

Holding 2ND + rotating


will jump to the next major/minor tonality. Add complexity by pressing and rotating




Press < or > to shift the chord down or up by octaves.

Tip Increasing complexity will add «alterations» and eventually bring you to complex jazzy chords.

Tip Set a low complexity value to perform simple chords and then add additional tones with the keypads.

Press DISP to display the generated chords for the 8 smartpads and the currently recorded notes:

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the chord scaling in Live mode also carries over to Chord entry mode in Steps too, fyi

This exactly what I needed. Thank you so much!

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