If you follow ANR you’ll probably know that we are big fans of Squarp Instruments and of their Pyramid desktop sequencer, an advanced 64-track gem with MIDI, MIDI USB, CV/Gate, DIN Sync connectivity.
Following five months of beta-testing, the French company is proud to announce availability of pyraOS 3.0 — a free, major update of the system firmware for its innovative Pyramid Polyrhythmic Sequencer, adding all the most requested features from its supportive user base alongside innovative ideas from its design team to total over 30 additions.
Highlights of pyraOS 3.0
Make sure to take a deep breath before reading this…
New CUSTOM CHORD smart pads mode (lets users create and save their own chords); five EFFECTS per track (up from four previously); SEND CLOCK WHILE LOADING A PROJECT (keeps slaved MIDI instruments synchronised — even when the Pyramid Polyrhythmic Sequencer is loading a new project); DEFINITION FILES (lets users create custom text labels for connected synthesizers’ CC MESSAGES and NOTES, so the Pyramid Polyrhythmic Sequencer will display more meaningful text like FILTER instead of CC33 or KICK instead of C4, for example); 15 new ARPEGGIATOR styles; POLYMETRIC LOOPER (creates polymetric patterns on the fly by using or combining two or more meters, rhythms, or time signatures); DUPLICATE (duplicates or divides the track); CONSOLIDATE (writes the NOTES and CC MESSAGES computed by the effects); new SEQ mode display (includes all new sequence features); possibility to ASSIGN the touchpad, five encoders, and analogue inputs per track; EFFECT MASTER (assigns and sets FX parameters of all tracks with a single control — such as SCALE, for example); and ANALOG SYNC (synchronises and slaves the Pyramid Polyrhythmic Sequencer to an analogue clock).
Made it ’til here? Awesome! Now you can breathe…
Oh, if you were wondering, pyraOS 2.0-created projects are forward-compatible with pyraOS 3.0; indeed, its creators were careful not to change established workflow so as to make transitioning to their latest real-time processing system firmware upgrade easy and transparent for longterm users.
How To Download the Update and Buy The Pyramid
The pyraOS 3.0 can be downloaded for free via the dedicated pyraOS product webpage (http://squarp.net/pyraos), where a full features list is also available.
The MKII version of the Pyramid Polyrhythmic Sequencer can be purchased for €619.00 EUR (excluding VAT) with free worldwide shipping through the dedicated online store or via Squarp Instruments’ growing global dealership network.
For more information, please visit the dedicated Pyramid Polyrhythmic Sequencer product webpage.
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