I use the two together with some interesting results. In terms of ‘replacing’ the DFAM sequencer with the pyramid, we are quite limited with what we can achieve since we only have three CV outs at our disposal. A midi to CV module or some such thing would expand the capabilities a lot. I haven’t used one though.
There are some cool scenarios though that can expand what the DFAM is capable of internally. One that I enjoy:
If you send the pitch CV out to VCO1 CV, you can play pitches (although they will be relative to what VCO1 is tuned to). This allows you to play longer sequences of notes and save them inside the pyramid. Connecting the gate out to the ADV/Clock in can make some interesting results here as you could microtune steps if you like and mess around with velocity (also making use of these as patch points for modulation). Then…set the ENV out to modulation and send an lfo to whatever patch point you like.
Quite alot of versatility in those three patch points. A bit limited for modulation, but like I say, without a midi to CV converter, there isn’t too many ways around that.