Sequence direction changes + Continual randomisation of notes


#1

Hey everyone, I am new here and I am digging into my Hermod. I was recently looking at the Copper Traces Seek. It has two features, I felt were missing on the Hermod (or maybe I cannot find them??!) The first feature is to be able to choose the direction of a Track sequence. I would love to be able to choose forward, backwards, pendulum, random and brownian. The second feature would be a constant randomisation of sequence notes that could be adjusted with a range in semitones and probability percentage of the randomisation.


#2

The Pyramid will do the randomization functions you seek. Not sure about Hermod’s capabilities in this department, but the manual shoud have all of the info.


#3

Hermod can randomize notes as requested
(see random midifx)

Neither Hermod or Pyramid can change direction of playback.


#4

…and the chance midifx. Plus the Randomizer (unfortunately, it can be triggered only manually; would be great to trigger it via CV/Gate In oder MIDI).
Randomization is one of the major strengths of Hermod. But it’s a bit different, because Hermod is not a “step sequencer”. The concepts of forward/backward/pendulum/random step only make sense for step sequencers.
Personally, I use both Hermod and two step sequencers (Ladik + TipTop Audio) together. They complement one another nicely. Also, Hermod has four CV/Gate inputs, which allows easy integration with all sorts of other modules.


#5

I agree direction changes is a nice feature, maybe a copy/reverse/paste option would be easier to implement?
A.