Problem: Pyramid skips first step in sequence


I’m having the same issue (first note is skipped) on a project. I’ve tried quantizing via FX, offsetting the note but nothing seems to work.

In my case a program has been assigned to the problematic track, which seems to be what causes the misfire (upon initial play only).

Have any workarounds been discovered?


I haven’t had this problem but I also always put my program changes on their own tracks so I can have them play one shot and sequence them in more ways. It doesn’t fix your problem but it might be the simplest solution if you have empty tracks to spare


Great suggestion—that’ll work for me.

Seems like it can generally be good practice too—to allow for multiple “program” tracks to affect the same pattern over the course of a song or performance…


I have the “missing first note” issue when playing pattern chains in SEQ mode when I have a note on the first beat, quantizer on, and HUMAN- in the quantizer set to some non-zero value. Sometimes the first note plays, and sometimes it doesn’t. I speculate it’s because the HUMAN- setting is sometimes setting the note to sound early and so doesn’t get played when a new sequence starts. If I set HUMAN- to zero, the first note always plays.

IIUC, the HUMAN settings are supposed to cause variations in the timing, so it kind of makes sense that a note at 1.1.0 might get moved to an earlier time and so might not play when that sequence is switched to. That said, it definitely seems wrong that something as fundamental as a kick drum on beat 1 would sometimes not happen. I would hope they could make the sequence chaining function smart enough to allow the first note of the next sequence to occur early. Alternatively, they could make the humanize function never make the first note earlier.

I sent a bug report to Squarp a week or so ago with steps to reproduce this issue, but haven’t heard anything back from them.

But the above discussions about CCs and PC makes me wonder whether the HUMAN settings in the quantizer are applied only to notes, or to any/all kinds of data. Anyone know the answer?



I also have this “problem” I consider it for me a minor issue tho


Hi all.

Did this missing first step issue get fixed?

It’s putting me off buying the Pyramid atm.

Missed first step can be a common problem with some sequencers, and it’s pretty frustrating to deal with.



New Pyramid user here. I can reproduce this & the seeming intermittent occurrences:

Track 1: 1 bar
Track 9: 4 bars (with note on first step)
Seq 1: Track 1
Seq 2: Track 1 & Track 9
Sequence chain: Seq 1 plays for 4 bars - result: when seq changes to seq 2, first note on track 9 triggers OK.
Sequence chain: Seq 1 plays for 2 bars - result: when seq changes to seq 2, first note on track 9 does NOT trigger.