Hermod, the new “modular brain” from Squarp Pyramid is now available for shipping. As explained in our previous Squarp Hermod coverage, this Eurorack module features a powerful step sequencer, a CV looper, a real-time effect processor, LFO generators and a complete bi-directional MIDI-USB-CV input/output interface.
Creating A Song From Scratch With Hermod
Here you can see how you can creat a song from scratch with Hermod. In this video Hermod is controlled by a midi keyboard (note & modulation recording), and sequences eurorack modules + a midi synth (Juno) + a midi drum machine (Tanzmaus), and clocks a PO-32.
Hermod At A Glance
• 8 CV/GATE tracks, 8 sequences per project
• real-time recording and step sequencing
• 13 dynamic CV effects, mod matrix, clock and LFO generation
• up to 8 voices of polyphony
• 4 assignable CV inputs
• ±5V, high precision 16-bit DAC
• usb host, usb device, midi interface
• compact size (26 HP)
Speaking of Hermod’s dynamic MIDI effects (one of the best features inherited from Squarp’s desktop sequencer, the Pyramid – winner of one of our 2016 Sonic Joy awards), users can now enjoy 3 new modes: Euclid, Ratchet and Random – the first two being exclusive to Hermod at the time of writing.
This might be interesting news for Pyramid users as well as the Euclid and Ratchet modes might be part of an upcoming software update. Exciting!
$460 / 380€* – in stock, worldwide shipping *vat excluded. Read more and get Hermod from Squarp.
For the features it’s a quite affordable price, especially considering we’re talking about a product designed and assembled in France, not in some godforsaken sweatshop.
As some users pointed out, the screen looks tiny. A bigger screen would indeed be nice (although it’d make the unit more expensive). That said, having used a Pyramid (and its compact screen), we can vouch for Squarp’s skills in terms of usability/readability. Let us know your thoughts if you already got your Hermod…
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