Tight sync with Bitwig via CV IN


#1

I always had problems with MIDI sync from Bitwig not working well with Pyramid. The clock drifted, it wouldn’t start on time. But there is a way to make it work via analog sync. No need to spend EUR 500 on a E-RM Multiclock :). All you need is a free pair of outputs on your audio interface.

Bitwig has a HW Clock Out device. Put it on a track (I use master track). Configure your outputs and use these settings:

08

Patch the outputs to Pyramid’s CV and gate inputs. I had to gain the signal a bit to get Pyramid to recognize it. In Pyramid settings, go to CV/PEDAL section and set:

CV IN MODE to CLOCK+STOP
GATE POLARITY to ACTIVE 0V
INPUT SYNC to 24 PPQN

Important: set Pyramid BPM to the tempo set in the DAW.
Now press play in Bitwig. Pyramid should start on time.