Press 2ND + FX to enter General Settings.
Then select the settings folder. You can also select the disk icon, in order to:
● Save settings currently stored in flash memory. Settings options will be auto-loaded at Pyramid startup.
● Save current track channel mapping in flash memory. The 64 track channels will be auto-loaded at Pyramid startup.
● Restore default settings.
● Restore default track channels.
To exit the settings menu, press FX or 2ND .
TIP You can also restore default settings at startup: hold the encoder 5 while powering ON Pyramid.
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 OFF
Specifies if received notes are performed as notes, smartpads (e.g. CHORDS) or ignored. If SMARTPADS ONLY WHITE is selected, only the white keys will trig the smartpads.
OMNI MODE MULTITRACK ON MULTITRACK OFF
MULTITRACK OFF will play notes and CC on the current track, regardless of the controller channel. MULTITRACK ON will play CH01 notes and CC on TR01A, CH02 notes and CC on TR02A, …CH16 notes and CC on TR16A.
IGNORE SYNC OFF ON
Enables or disables the BPM auto-sync, if your MIDI IN controller is sending a timing clock.
IGNORE CC MESSAGES OFF ON
Filters out all CC messages from your MIDI IN controller.
IGNORE START STOP OFF ON
Filters out all START, STOP and CONTINUE messages from your MIDI IN controller.
IGNORE PITCH OFF ON
Filters out all PITCH BEND messages from your MIDI IN controller.
IGNORE AFTERTOUCH OFF ON
Filters all AFTERTOUCH (channel pressure) messages of your MIDI IN controller.
IGNORE 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).
ANTI ECHO OFF ON
If ON, 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"
MIDI A MODE
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 NO CLOCK SEND CLOCK
If NO CLOCK selected, the sync (timing clock) will never be sent when the player is stopped or paused.
CV IN MODE OFF CV/GATE CC MESSAGES
Selects if the CV inputs control notes of the current track (CV/GATE) or CC messages (see Note about analog input voltage assignation).
CV IN 2V NOTE
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 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
Selects if your analog synthesizer is controlled by CV V/oct or CV Hz/V.
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 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 also assign the CV ENV output to the din sync clock, to easily sync your modular system with a mini jack.
DIN SYNC OFF SYNC1 SYNC2 SYNC4 SYNC8 SYNC12 SYNC16 SYNC24 SYNC48 SYNC96
Selects the DIN SYNC clock speed.
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
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
Sets the second action that will be triggered by the footswitch pedal (if double pedal used).
ANALOG IN (display only)
Display the 4 inputted voltages (0 to 5V).
ANALOG OUT (display only)
Display the 3 outputted voltages (0 to 5V).
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
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.
STEP LEARN OFF LEARN NOTES
If OFF, the step note learn with an external keyboard is disable (see Note Stepmode).
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.
MUTE DELAY SAME AS SEQ PERFORM INSTANT
Select if tracks mute/unmute are in sync with SEQ PERFORM or always instant (see Mute/unmute tracks on the fly).
DEFAULT TRACK MODE FREE MODE RELATCH MODE TRIG
Set the default run mode of new tracks.
DEFAULT ZOOM 25% 50% 100% 200% 400%
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.
PLAY AT STARTUP NO YES
Set if Pyramid play by default at startup.
ON ROTATE AND CLICK
Displays a popup with encoder assignation information on click or on rotation.
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.
ENABLE 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.