Modern, easy-to-use & versatile hardware sequencer
Whether you're a studio musician making music from scratch, a live performer looking for a complete solution to manage your set, or a keyboardist who wants a powerful tool to get the best from your instrument, Pyramid provides you with a radical new workflow and almost unlimited possibilities. It will become your ultimate studio centerpiece.
Pyramid is based on 4 colorful modes accompanying you from studio to stage:
Realtime record your performance with a midi controller, the built-in midi keyboard or the smartpads, with true polyphony and resolution, to fully capture your inspiration.
Edit your live performance. Create rhythms and melodies with the advanced step-by-step sequencer, without limitations. Generate groovy patterns. Draw CC and effects automations.
FX + Assign
Chain MIDI effects to each of the 64 polyphonic tracks. Assign the touchpad, encoders & analog inputs to CC messages and effects parameters.
Mute/unmute your 64 tracks on the fly and build your live. Edit in a flash track parameters (length, time signature, zoom, channel...)
Launch your sequences in sync. Arrange and link your sequences (groups of muted/unmuted tracks) to create a complete, structured song.
Pyramid is designed to be the perfect brain for your musical setup, from studio to stage. It brings together a powerful sequencer software, a midi editor, a pattern generator, an effect processor, a controler, an input/output interface and a synchronisation/router box.
Pyramid does not produce sounds. Instead, we have focused our energies on creating an innovative and complete sequencing solution full of tools.
Full connectivity: midi + USB + CV
Connect and control a large range of electronic instruments straight out of the box. Pyramid includes two midi outputs to connect your hardware instruments: analog and digital synthesizers, drum machines, effects... You can also use the USB midi out to control your virtual instruments on your computer, and the USB midi in to slave Pyramid with your DAW.
Pyramid embeds a DIN sync output (configurable to Sync48, Sync24,...) that does let you synchronise your vintage instruments.
For modular synth lovers, Pyramid can be a complete sequencing solution thanks to the full CV/Gate + CV "ENV" interface.
With Pyramid's high precision clock, the sequencer becomes a great synchronisation tool for both vintage and recent devices. Your instruments will always keep in time: Pyramid is the heartbeat of your studio.
You can also use Pyramid sequencer as a rock-solid interface box for your MIDI / USB MIDI / CV GATE / DIN SYNC setup: separate clock and midi IN to the two built-in MIDI outputs, filter clock/start stop/cc/pitch/aftertouch/note messages, route midi IN to USB midi OUT, convert CV/Gate IN to USB midi OUT, convert midi IN to CV/Gate output and add effects, convert midi IN clock to analog DIN sync... Even if you use a DAW as your primary sequencer, Pyramid will become an indispensable Swiss knife!
Capture your inspiration
Create polyphonic melodies & rhythms with the advanced step-by-step sequencer
Generate outstanding euclidean grooves
Deeply play with your tracks
Discover Squarp dynamic MIDI effects
Pyramid integrates state-of-the-art realtime MIDI effects. On each track you can stack 4 powerful effect engines – including quantizer, swing, scale, delay, equalizer, chance, randomizer, humanizer, harmonizer, arpeggiator... and many more to come.
The FX manager makes it very simple to set and remove an effect, or to change its place in the chain. You can use the assignable interface to control effects parameters of different tracks: perfect for live performances as well as studio composition.
PyraOs realtime processing unleashes your creativity
Pyramid runs with a full realtime operating system, which means that you can control any parameters on the fly and listen to the changes immediately.
Never stop anything. Change the length of a track, the MIDI channel, the quantization grid, the swing percentage, the arpeggiator rate, the delay on/off... in a flash and go experi-mental! Everything is at your fingertips.
Polyrhythms & polymeters!
Pyramid is fully polyrhythmic. This means that you can set different and unusual time signatures on each track, to create shifted-beat sequences.
Polyrhythmic constructions will bring new flavours to your productions.
You can set a track with a 4/4 standard signature, and for the other tracks 5/4, 6/8, 15/8... The direct access button enables you to change the left and right numbers without limitation. It's an incredible and easy way to add complexity to your songs.
To go further in experimentation, add or remove steps to your measure to create polymetric tracks and irrational rhythms: program lively, ever-changing and long sequences!
The graphic display makes Pyramid fun and easy to use. Everything you need to know is spotlighted.
And if you want to go further on, just press the "display" button.
We are taking care to avoid menu diving. Main features don't require the screen, as the 35 lit pads show you all basic information. Pyramid workflow helps you to gain time, make music with ears & fingers, and facilitate experimentation. You will never go back to computer to make music!
Save and share
You can save everything on the SD card, and even import and export standard midi files between Pyramid and your software sequencer.
A midi controller, too
To use Pyramid as a versatile controller for your favorite virtual instruments, just plug in the USB cable.
Robust & compact
Assembled in our workshop, the housing is made of aluminium. As robust as the inside.
Pyramid will come with regular OS updates to constantly improve the user experience and add new features.
- Maximum number of tracks played at the same time: 64
- Maximum number of sequences (group of tracks): 32
- Track length: 1/4 bar (a quarter note) to 384 bars
- Track time signature: 1/1 to 24/16
- Recording resolution: 96ppqn (1/96th note)
- Tempo: 10.0 to 999.9 BPM
- Maximum number of notes per step (polyphony): unlimited
- Maximum number of CC automations per step: unlimited
- Maximum number of FX automations per step: unlimited
- Maximum number of effects per track: 4
- Note pitch: C-1 to G9
- Note velocity: 0 to 127
- Note width: 1/96th to 384 bars
- Zoom: 25% (1 step = 4 quarter notes) to 1600% (1 step = 1/64th note)
- MIDI in (to control Pyramid with a MIDI controller)
- Plug and play mini USB MIDI in
- CV in (jack 3.5mm) [0 to 5V]
- GATE in (jack 3.5mm) [0 to 5V]
- PEDAL in (stereo jack 6.35)
- MIDI out A (up to 16 channels = 16 instruments)
- MIDI out B (up to 16 channels = 16 instruments)
- Plug and play mini USB MIDI out (up to 16 channels = 16 instruments)
- DYN sync out (available on the MIDI out B)
- CV out (jack 3.5mm) [0 to 5V]
- ENV out (secondary CV, e.g. to sequence filters) (jack 3.5mm) [0 to 5V]
- GATE out (jack 3.5mm) [0 to 5V]
- 35 backlit silicon button pads
- Menu clickable encoder
- 5 assignable clickable encoders
- Assignable touchpad
- White backlit high contrast LCD graphical screen
- SD card slot to save an unlimited number of projects and upgrade the OS.
- Power supply: mini USB bus (5V, 500mA)
- Housing: aluminium 2mmm
- Size: 206x268x44mm
- Weight: 1.6 kg (3.5 lbs) - Kensington security lock
Pyramid is engineered in Paris, manufactured and assembled in France.