I have a smallish (360hp) Eurorack system that Im currently sequencing with my Pyramid.
Im doing this via midi, using a Bela Salt to do midi -> cv conversion (4 voices), but I want to re-purpose the Bela Salt for other duties, so I need to replace it with Midi to CV converter.
as an aside, Im also wanting to add more modulation sources to the rack, e.g. LFOs, but also ‘midi modulation’ might be useful.
so my choices are:
- midi cv module , fairly cheap
- Hermod, quite a bit more expensive, more hp , but more flexible.
Im really happy with the Pyramid - I suspect most of the time I would still do the sequencing on it, so I think the Hermod would mainly be midi to cv, and modulation sequencing.
I might do some sequencing on the Hermod, but not sure its ‘adds much’, and Ive plenty of tracks etc on the Pyramid, and there are more ‘features’ (eg. patterns)
(The pyramid is sequencing other gear too… so its going to be running alongside the Hermod in most cases)
are others using Hermod with a Pyramid (or other sequencer) ?
any advantages sequencing in the Hermod? (noticeable better timing? latency?)
how do you configure it? usb between pyramid/hermod , midi clock from Pyramid
thoughts? is the Pyramid + Hermod a good combination or a bit of an overkill?
a couple of specific questions…
when using modulation tracks, are these still 7 bit (0…127) steps?
this sounds like it be quite ‘steppy’ to me, does the Hermod smooth these transitions? or do you do it manually with the glide fx?
what modulation options are there?
as far as i can see it’s… a) draw/record modulation b) LFOs … is that it?
what can ‘spare’ gates be used for?
as far as i can see - sequenced gates, clock output?
are these missing? looks to me like all tracks are in the same time… so your working on the same grid?!
(zoom is just zooming in/out of that grid), so you cannot say track 5 has 7 steps, and track 2 has 9 steps.
the only adjustment to this is the euclidean fx?
do all the tracks run in step time with one another ? (e.g. step 1 is always at the same time for all tracks?)
how does this work on the Hermod?, Im very familiar with it on the pyramid, so understand the parameters…
but how does it know what note to play? is it some how selecting from the notes stored on that track?