Hermod has become an important part of my modular synth workflow. The main obstacle of working more intensively with Squarp’s approach to sequencing and also using it in live performance is the user interface: the number of controls and also screen size is just to small. I think this justifies Squarp’s position of not extending Hermod’s functionality much further (there are still bugs and important omissions, don’t get me wrong).
User interface concerns and a lof of the functionality I miss with Hermod are actually available on Pyramid. Therefore, I am contemplating “upgrading” from Hermod to Pyramid.
Who has upgraded from Hermod to Pyramid? I would be especially interested in stories from people mainly working with modular synths.
The reason I hesitate getting Pyramid is the lack of a MIDI-CV/Gate interface and high price of Pyramid.
What interfaces are people using with Pyramid? If I make to switch from Hermod to Pyramid, I want at least twice the output connectivity than what I have with Hermod. Not the cheapest, but the most flexible interface is probably the FH-2 by Expert Sleepers.
But if I add up the cost for Pyramid and Expert Sleeper modules (FH-2 plus 2x gate and 1x CV expanders), the total costs are too high. I don’t think it makes much sense to pair Pyramid with Hermod - too much duplication of functionality and too much waste of HP real estate.
Squarp should seriously consider releasing an affordable 16 channel MIDI-CV/gate interface for Pyramid. This would definitely increase their footprint in the Modular community. Is there anything in the pipeline?
Anyway, looking forward to hear your stories!