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CV/pedal
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CV calibration tool

Settings menu

Press  2ND  + FX to enter General Settings.

To exit the settings menu, press FX.

 TIP  You can restore all default settings at startup: hold  FX  while powering ON Pyramid.

Midi in

 PYRAMIDI   CHANNEL 1   ...   CHANNEL 16   OFF 
Select the input channel to control Pyramid with PYRAMiDi messages (see the midi implementation chart). For example, if CH13 is selected, you can send channel 13 midi CC messages (with an external controller) to Pyramid, to mute/unmute the 64 tracks on the fly, select a track, activate REC, launch a sequence...

 ASSIGN NOTE TO   KEYPAD   SMARTPADS 
 SMARTPADS ONLY WHITE   MASTER TRANSPOSE   OFF 
Specifies if received midi notes are performed as:
- KEYPAD (trig notes)
- SMARTPAD (trig CHORDS, REPEAT or SCALE)
- SMARTPADS ONLY WHITE (trig CHORDS, REPEAT or SCALE)
- MASTER TRANSPOSE (transpose all selected TRSP tracks)

- OFF (ignore)

 TRANSPOSE NOTE   C-1   ...   G9 
Set the transposition root note (when ASSIGN NOTE TO = MASTER TRANSPOSE).

 OMNI MODE   MULTITRACK OFF   MULTITRACK BANK A   MULTITRACK BANK B   MULTITRACK BANK C   MULTITRACK BANK D   CH01   ...   CH16 
- MULTITRACK OFF will play notes and CC on the current track, regardless of the controller channel.
- MULTITRACK BANK X will play channel 01 events on TR01X, channel 02 events on TR02X, …channel 16 events on TR16X.
- CH01 to CH16 will play
events of the selected channel on the current track. Other channels are always sent thru MIDI A output.

 CLOCK SYNC   OFF   ON 
Enables or disables the BPM auto-sync, if your MIDI IN controller is sending a timing clock.

  START/STOP   OFF   ON 
Filters out all START, STOP and CONTINUE messages from your MIDI IN controller.

 USB CLOCK SYNC   OFF   ON 
Enables or disables the BPM auto-sync, if your USB IN master device is sending a timing clock.

 CC MESSAGES   OFF   ON 
Filters out all CC messages from your MIDI IN controller.

 IGNORE PITCH   OFF   ON 
Filters out all PITCH BEND messages from your MIDI IN controller.

 AFTERTOUCH   OFF   ON 
Filters all AFTERTOUCH (channel pressure) messages of your MIDI IN controller.

 PR CHG   OFF   ON 
Filters all PROGRAM CHANGE messages of your MIDI IN controller.

 TRANSMIT SYSEX   NO   MIDI A   MIDI B   MIDI AB 
If OFF, received sysex messages are ignored. If Midi A (or Midi B, or Midi A+B)received sysex messages transmitted to MidiA (or Midi B, or Midi A+B).

 MIDI ECHO   ALLOW ECHO   STOP ECHO   AUTO A   AUTO B 
If STOP ECHO, received notes (midi in) are not transmitted to midi out, but they still can be recorded. Handy if your synth (connected to Pyramid via midi in and midi out) does not include the setting "Local Control = OFF/ON". If AUTO MIDI A or B, midi events received on the MIDI input will be ignored if they were previously sent on MIDI A or MIDI B, to avoid midi loops.

 CLOCK TIMEOUT   SHORT   LONG 
When pyramid lost the input midi clock (sync), Pyramid will disable its slave mode after 2 seconds (SHORT) or will wait 10 seconds for an incoming clock (LONG).

Midi out

 MIDI A MODE   MIDI OUT   MIDI THRU   MIDI OUT + THRU   MIDI OFF   TURBO MIDI X2   TURBO MIDI X4   TURBO MIDI X5   TURBO MIDI X6.7 
Configures Pyramid MIDI out A as a MIDI out (default), as a MIDI thru (all messages received on the MIDI input will be sent directly on the MIDI out A), as a MIDI out + thru (all messages received on the MIDI input will be sent directly on the MIDI out A, together with Pyramid MIDI messages).

It's possible to speed up the midi A communication up to 6,7 times and avoid latency problem, when sequencing an Elektron machine (Analog Four, Analog Keys, Analog Rytm, Octatrack), by using the TURBO MIDI protocol.

 SYNC MIDI A   OFF   SEND 
Sends BPM midi timing clock to midi out A.

 START/STOP MIDI A   OFF   SEND 
Sends START, STOP and CONTINUE messages to midi out A.

 MIDI B MODE   MIDI OUT   MIDI THRU   MIDI OUT + THRU   MIDI OFF 
Configures Pyramid MIDI out B as a MIDI out (default), as a MIDI thru (all messages received on the MIDI input will be sent directly on the MIDI out B), as a MIDI out + thru (all messages received on the MIDI input will be sent directly on the MIDI out B, together with Pyramid MIDI messages).

 SYNC MIDI B   OFF   SEND 
Sends BPM midi timing clock to midi out B.

 START/STOP MIDI B   OFF   SEND 
Sends START, STOP and CONTINUE messages on midi out B.

 SYNC USB   OFF   SEND 
Sends the BPM timing clock on midi USB.

 START/STOP USB   OFF   SEND 
Sends START, STOP and CONTINUE messages to midi USB.

 SYNC STOP   OFF   SEND CLOCK 
If NO CLOCK selected, the sync (timing clock) will never be sent when the player is stopped or paused.

 SYNC LOAD   OFF   SEND CLOCK 
If enable, the clock will be sent during the loading of a project. Your slaved instruments (eg a drum machine with an internal sequencer) will keep the sync during and after the load. SETTINGS > MIDI OUT > MIDI A SYNC or MIDI B SYNC must be enable on the previous and the next project. When loading is done, press PLAY: Pyramid and your slaved instruments will start to play from the beggining, allowing you to keep the perfect sync. When pressing PLAY after a load, Pyramid will wait for the next bar to start the playback.

CV/pedal

 CV IN MODE   OFF   CV/GATE   MONO ASSIGN   STEREO ASSIGN   CLOCK   CLOCK+STOP 
Selects if the CV inputs control notes of the track (CV/GATE) or can be used to assign CC messages and FX parameters (MONO ASSIGN and STEREO ASSIGN, see Note about analog input voltage assignation). You can also set the CV inputs as a clock input, to slave Pyramid with an analog clock (see Analog sync).

 CV IN 2V NOTE   C1#   ...   F4# 
Selects the CV INPUT TO MIDI root note. By default, a CV voltage of 2V plays a C2 midi note on the current track.

 CV IN TYPE   VOLT/OCTAVE   HERTZ/VOLT 
Selects if your analog controller generates CV V/oct or CV Hz/V.

 CV IN FINE   -100mV   ...   +100mV 
Fine tune the CV inputs.

 FOLLOW TRACK   ACTIVE TRACK   TRO1A   ...   TR16A 
CV/GATE notes can track the active track, or a specific track.

 CV OUT 2V NOTE   C1#   ...   F4# 
Selects the MIDI TO CV OUTPUT root note. By default, a C2 midi note plays a CV voltage of 2V.

 CV OUT TYPE   VOLT/OCTAVE   HERTZ/VOLT   1.2 VOLT/OCTAVE   0.32 VOLT/OCTAVE   0.5 VOLT/OCTAVE 
Selects if your analog synthesizer is controlled by CV V/oct or CV Hz/V, or exotic voltages like 1.2, 0.32 or 0.5 V/oct.

 CV OUT FINE   -100mV   ...   +100mV 
Fine tune the CV outputs.

 GATE POLARITY   ACTIVE 5V   ACTIVE 0V 
Selects the active polarity gate of your analog synthesizer.

 ASSIGN ENV OUT TO   --   VELOCITY   PITCH   AFTERTOUCH   MODULATION   DIN SYNC   START   DYN SYNC/START   METRONOME 
Selects if the CV ENV outputs the note velocity, the pitch, the aftertouch (channel pressure) or the modulation of the CV track. You can assign the CV ENV output to the DIN SYNC clock, to easily sync your modular system with a mini jack. If START is selected, Pyramid will send a start level (high level) when it"s playing, and a stop level (low level) when it"s stopped.
If DYN SYNC+START is selected, same behaviour as DYN SYNC, but the START level will be sent on the GATE output.


 DIN SYNC   OFF   SYNC1   SYNC2   SYNC4   SYNC8   SYNC12   SYNC16   SYNC24   SYNC48   SYNC96 
Selects the DIN SYNC clock speed (outputted on the 2 free pins of the midiB connector).

 SEND DIN SYNC   PLAY ONLY   ALWAYS 
The DIN SYNC clock can be sent only when the player is playing, or always (when player is stopped or played).

 PEDAL HOT   REC   HARD REC   PLAY/PAUSE   PLAY/STOP   PREVIOUS TRACK   NEXT TRACK   PREVIOUS SEQ   NEXT SEQ 
 TAP TEMPO   CLOCK SYNC   FREEZE SEQ 
Sets the action that will be triggered by the footswitch pedal.

 PEDAL COLD   REC   HARD REC   PLAY/PAUSE   PLAY/STOP   PREVIOUS TRACK   NEXT TRACK   PREVIOUS SEQ   NEXT SEQ 
 TAP TEMPO   CLOCK SYNC   FREEZE SEQ 
Sets the second action that will be triggered by the footswitch pedal (if "stereo" double pedal used).

 INPUT SYNC   1PPQN   2PPQN   4PPQN   8PPQN   12PPQN   16PPQN   24PPQN   48PPQN   1 BEAT   2 BEAT   3 BEAT   1 BAR   2 BAR   3 BAR   4 BAR 
Sets the number of beat (or PPQN) the player will move forward each time Pyramid receive an analog clock.

Misc

 LIVE LOOPER   OFF   BEAT   1 BAR   2 BAR   ...   8 BAR 
Enable the LIVE looper recording and select the looper time quantization (see Record your performance).

 SIGNATURE   POLYRHYTMS   POLYMETERS 
- If POLYRHYTHMIC is selected, Pyramid apply true Polyrhythms when different time signatures are used. If you select a 3:4 time signature you will have bars of 3 quarter notes, but the bar will have the same duration as a 3/4 bar.
- If POLYMETRIC is selected, all quarter notes remain the same. If you select a 3/4 time signature you will have bars of 3 quarter notes, and each quarter note will have the same length than the 4/4 ones. The polymetric mode is easier to understand than the Polyrhythmic one because it doesn't mix several speeds.

 DOUBLE TAP MODE   VELOCITY   GLIDE 
In NOTE and CHORD stepmodes, double tap a pad to enter velocity accents or gliding notes. Glides only works with compatible synths: if two notes follow, the first one must be double tapped to create a glide (= an overlapping) between these two notes.

 REC COUNTDOWN   OFF   1 BAR   2 BAR   3 BAR   4 BAR 
Activates a countdown before a recording in live mode (When the player is stopped and you press REC then PLAY). You can select the duration of the countdown. The countdown will be sent on the metronome output channel and note.

 METRONOME CH   CURRENT TRACK   MIDICH01A   ...   USB CH16 
Select the metronome output channel (made with midi notes). If the metronome is activated (2ND+LIVE), the metronome will be send on this selected track, and will follow the beat.

 METRONOME NOTE   C-1   ...   G9 
Select the metronome output note. If the metronome is activated (2ND+LIVE), the metronome will click on the selected note.

 LEARN NOTES   OFF   MIDI IN   MIDI IN + LIVE 
If OFF, the step note learn with an external keyboard is disabled (see Note Stepmode). If MIDI IN, Pyramid STEP MODE will learn notes (or chords) of your external midi keyboard. If MIDI IN + LIVE, when playing a note/chord in LIVE MODE with the internal keyboard, this note/chord will be selected in STEP mode.

 CC ASSIGN   AUTOREC OFF   AUTOREC ON 
With autorec on, as soon as you assign a CC control and move it to set the value, an automation message is created to store this value (you can display it or remove it in stepmode CC MESSAGES). This message will be sent at the start of the track, so your synthesizer will always have the right set value.

 PLAY PAD   PLAY/PAUSE   PLAY/RESTART   PLAY/MUTE 
If "play/pause" selected, a press on the PLAY pad will alternately play and pause the playback. If "play/restart" selected, a press on the PLAY pad will always restart the current sequence playback from the beginning. If "mute" selected, Pyramid continue to play but send no midi data if the player is paused.

 TRACKMUTE DELAY   SAME AS SEQ PERFORM   INSTANT   BEAT   1 BAR   ...   8 BAR 
Select if tracks mute/unmute are in sync with SEQ PERFORM, or set a default delay (see Mute/unmute tracks on the fly).

 PATTERN DELAY   SAME AS SEQ PERFORM   INSTANT   BEAT   1 BAR   ...   8 BAR 
Select if pattern changes are in sync with SEQ PERFORM, or set a default delay.

 AUTO PATTERN   OFF   AT NEW SEQ 
Set if track patterns follow the selected sequence. For example, if AUTO PATTERN = ON, when you select SE03, all patterns will change to P03. In other words, selecting a new sequence will create new patterns.

 STEP STEP   ASSIGN OFF   ASSIGN ON 
To enable by default (in STEP mode) ASSIGN (rotating the encoders will control your assigned values), or STEP EDIT (rotating the encoders will control the note number, the velocity, the lengh, ...).

 DEFAULT TRACK   MODE FREE   MODE RELATCH   MODE TRIG 
Set the default run mode of new tracks.

 DEFAULT ZOOM   /4   /2   x1   x2   x4 
Define the default zoom of all tracks at startup.

 DEFAULT LENGTH   1 BAR   ...   64 BAR 
Define the default length of all tracks at startup.

 DEFAULT TS L   1/   ...   24/ 
Define the default time signature left number of all tracks at startup.

 DEFAULT TS R   /1   ...   /16 
Define the default time signature right number of all tracks at startup.

 DEFAULT PERFORM   INST   BEAT   1 BAR   ...   8 BAR 
Set the default run mode of new tracks.

 DEFAULT QUANTIZE   OFF   1/4   1/8   1/12   1/16   1/24   1/32   1/48   1/64   1/96 
Set the default quantize FX grid.

 PLAY AT STARTUP   NO   YES 
Set if Pyramid play by default at startup.

 POPUP ASSIGN   ON CLICK   ON ROTATE AND CLICK 
Displays a popup with encoder assignation information on click or on rotation.

 ASSIGN TYPE   PER TRACK   PER PROJECT 
PER TRACK = each track will have its own set of assignations, assignations depends on the current track.
PER PROJECT = only one set of assignations, changing the current track will not change the assignations.


 TOUCHPAD   ON   OFF 
Enables or disables the touchpad.

 TOUCHPAD RELATCH   NO RELATCH   0   ...   127 
If no relatch selected, the touchpad (assigned X or Y position) will keep it's last set value. If a value is selected (for example 0), the touchpad will send back this value when the touchpad is released.

 USB   ON   OFF 
Enables or disables the USB output.

 AUTOLOAD   OFF   LAST SAVED PROJECT   LAST LOADED PROJECT 
After startup, Pyramid can load an empty project, load the last saved project or load the last loaded project.

 STOP/PAUSE LED   OFF   ON 
When Pyramid is stopped or paused, the led displaying the player position on the 16 pads will blink.

Info

 HARDWARE VERSION 
Display the Pyramid hardware version.

 PYRAOS VERSION 
Display the Pyramid software version.

 ANALOG IN 
Display the 4 inputted analog voltages (0 to 5V).

 ANALOG OUT 
Display the 3 outputted analog voltages (0 to 5V).

 MIDI IN MONITOR 
Display all inputted midi messages.

 MIDI OUT A MONITOR 
Display all outputted messages on midiA.

 MIDI OUT B MONITOR 
Display all outputted messages on midiB.

 MIDI OUT USB MONITOR 
Display all outputted messages on midi USB.

Save

 SAVE SETTINGS 
Save settings currently stored in flash memory. Settings options will be auto-loaded at Pyramid startup.

 SAVE TRACKS 
Save "tracks channels mapping + tracks names + tracks patterns enable + tracks transpose enable" in flash memory. The 64 track channels will be auto-loaded at Pyramid startup.

 DEFAULT SETTINGS 
Restore default settings.

 DEFAULT TRACKS 
Restore default tracks.

CV calibration tool

Power on Pyramid while pressing the encoder 5 at startup to enter the CV calibration tool. Then, rotate the menu encoder to calibrate a precise 1.000V, and click the menu encoder. Same for the 2.000V, 3.000V, 4.000V and 5.000V CV output voltages. We recommend to use a voltmeter to monitor the CV output voltages.