Enter the settings
You can access the global settings by pressing Y in TRACK mode.
Hermod can either use its internal clock, or an external clock, and broadcast that clock to other devices, thanks to its Midi/Host/Device/CV interface.
INTERNAL Hermod will use its internal clock.
MIDI/HOST/DEVICE Hermod will use the selected MIDI clock.
CV A/B/C/D Hermod will be synchronized to the selected CV inputs. If you do not configure a clock start CV port, press (start) to start/stop the sequencer.
INT NO CLOCK Hermod will use its internal clock, but Hermod will never send transport midi messages (CLOCK, START, STOP, ...) to the midi/usb host/usb device outputs.
MID NO CLOCK Hermod will use the clock coming from the midi input, but will not retransmit clock messages to midi output.
HOS NO CLOCK Hermod will use the clock coming from the host input, but will not retransmit clock messages to host output.
DEV NO CLOCK Hermod will use the clock coming from the device input, but will not retransmit clock messages to device output.
CV A...B NO CLOCK Hermod will use the clock coming from a designated CV input, but will not retransmit clock messages, neither to the DIN output, nor the device output, nor the host output.
CV TRANSPORT OFF CV A/B/C/D RESET CV PLAY CV A/B/C/D REC A/B/C/D CV D RAND TR1/.../TR8 A/B/C/D TRIG.
- If CV RESET (A, B, C or D input) is selected, this input will act as a reset clock, in order to reset the player position.
- If CV PLAY (A, B, C or D input) is selected, a continuous high level on a CV input will play Hermod, a low level will stop Hermod and reset the player position ("DIN sync" start/stop standard).
- If CV REC (A, B, C or D input) is selected, a continuous high level on a CV input will enable the recording, a low level will disable the recording.
- If CV RAND (only D input) is selected, a high level on this CV input will launch a RANDOMIZE PATTERN on the selected track.
- If A/B/C/D TRIG is selected, Hermod is synchronized in a "step advance" (trigger) style. The setting CLOCK IN DIV let you choose how much time the sequencer will run for 1 input trig, from 1/32 note to 1/4 note). Please note CLOCK SOURCE must be set to INTERNAL to use this mode.
CLOCK IN DIV 1/8 1/4 1/2 1/1
Select the clock division of the incoming analog clock, usually modular clocks send quarter notes (¼)
CV CLOCK OUT OFF GATE 1 ... GATE 8 G1+RESET P ... G8+RESET P G1+RESET S ... G8+RESET S ... G1+RUN ... G8+RUN
- GATE 1 to GATE 8: program one of the gate output to act as a global clocking output (if you want to use more than one clock, you can use the gate signal of a pattern as a clock).
- G1+RESET P to G8+RESET P: Hermod will output a RESET signal on the CV output (together with the clock on the GATE output), helping your modules to keep the sync when PLAY is pressed.
- G1+RESET S to G8+RESET S: Hermod will output a RESET signal on the CV output when STOP is pressed.
-G1+RUN to G8+RUN: outputs 5V on the CV output if Hermod is playing, and 0V if Hermod is stopped.
CLOCK DIV OUT 1/8 1/4 1/2 1/1
Select the speed of the output analog clock.
Note: When Hermod uses an analog clock source, the engine won’t “advance” by a certain amount of pulses on each tick, rather, the internal clock of Hermod’s will synchronize to the signal, this allows to multiply or divide the incoming clock, and also to still be able to use the swing effect when using analog clocking.
Configure MIDI channels of each track:
ACTIVE TRACK CH01 ... CH16 OFF
TRACK 1 CH01 ... CH16
TRACK 2 CH01 ... CH16
TRACK 3 CH01 ... CH16
TRACK 4 CH01 ... CH16
TRACK 5 CH01 ... CH16
TRACK 6 CH01 ... CH16
TRACK 7 CH01 ... CH16
TRACK 8 CH01 ... CH16
CH01 to CH16 will set the track's listening channel. For exemple if you set TRACK 1 = CH02, any notes received on channel 2 will control the track 1.
Note: The “active track” parameters set up a MIDI channel that will control the active track and the STEP learn note.
If you want to receive midi program changes (PC) to select the current Hermod played sequence (from 1 to 8), there is an option at the end of the list:
PROG CHANGE OFF CH ALL CH01 ... CH16
You can also select the channel of these incoming Program Change midi messages (1 to 16).
How to transpose your tracks with midi notes:
TRACK 1 ROOT CH01 ... ROOT CH16 TRSP CH01 ... TRSP CH16
TRACK 2 ROOT CH01 ... ROOT CH16 TRSP CH01 ... TRSP CH16
TRACK 3 ROOT CH01 ... ROOT CH16 TRSP CH01 ... TRSP CH16
TRACK 4 ROOT CH01 ... ROOT CH16 TRSP CH01 ... TRSP CH16
TRACK 5 ROOT CH01 ... ROOT CH16 TRSP CH01 ... TRSP CH16
TRACK 6 ROOT CH01 ... ROOT CH16 TRSP CH01 ... TRSP CH16
TRACK 7 ROOT CH01 ... ROOT CH16 TRSP CH01 ... TRSP CH16
TRACK 8 ROOT CH01 ... ROOT CH16 TRSP CH01 ... TRSP CH16
It's possible to transpose your 8 Hermod tracks separately or together, with the help of an external keyboard controller . ROOT CH are TRSP CH are the two possible way to achieve that feature. A received midi note of C5 will set the transposition to 0 (no transpose). A received midi note of C8 (the maximum) will set the transposition to +36 (3 octaves up). A received midi note of C3 (the minimum) will set the transposition to -36 (3 octaves down).
- ROOT CH01 to ROOT CH16 are forcing the ROOT NOTE parameter of the MIDI effect (effect slot 1). For example if you set TRACK 1 = ROOT CH02, a received note of D5 on channel 2 will set ROOT NOTE = +2, transposing your the CV value of the track in real time.
- TRSP CH01 to TRSP CH16 are forcing the TRANSPOSE parameter of the SCALE effect (if effect added on the track). For example if you set TRACK 1 = ROOT CH02, a received note of D5 on channel 2 will set TRANSPOSE = +2, transposing midi notes values in the scale.
Configure MIDI ports routing, handy when using hermod has a MIDI hub. For exemple, you can route all incoming messages in the MIDI port to the USB host port.
MIDI > MIDI OFF ON
MIDI > HOST OFF ON
MIDI > DEVICE OFF ON
HOST > DEVICE OFF ON
HOST > MIDI OFF ON
DEVICE > HOST OFF ON
DEVICE > MIDI OFF ON
CV input settings
Configure the CV source of each track. Sources are:
CV/Gate AB CV IN = input A, Gate IN = input B.
CV/Gate CD CV IN = input C, Gate IN = input D.
Mod A/B/C/D Modulation signal from input A/B/C/D for CV recording.
Same parameters as for ACTIVE TRACK .
Note that when a CV signal is selected as an input, you will only be able to hear the incoming signal when the track is either empty, muted, or recording. Otherwise you’ll hear the recorded pattern.
QUANTIZE NOTE OFF ON ON(GATE)
This option only affects the CV/GATE AB or CD inputed notes. If ON, notes will be quantized to the nearest semitone. If ON(GATE), notes will be also quantized, but will be captured only when the gate goes from low to high.
CV IN RANGE -5V > +5V 0V > +5V -2.5V > +2.5V -1V > +1V
Scale the input signal to Hermod's standard. This option only affects the MOD A/B/C/D (and the ModMatrix sources) inputed CV voltages. If -5V>+5V is selected, input levels = output levels. If 0V>+5V is selected, the input voltage 0V is converted to -5V, the input voltage 2.5V is converted to 0V, the input voltage of +5V is converted to +5V, ... If -2.5V>+2.5V is selected, the input voltage -2.5V is converted to -5V, the input voltage 0V is converted to 0V, the input voltage of +2.5V is converted to +5V, ...
PADS LEDS NORMAL HIGH LUM OFF
'HIGH LUM' will disable the dimmed brightness. 'OFF' will disable these 16 leds.
RGB LEDS NORMAL LOW LUM OFF
'LOW LUM' will lower the brightness. 'OFF' will disable these 8 leds.
CV OUT 1...8 -5 ► +5V -1 ► +1V These settings allow Hermod to follow the video synthesis CV standard, used amongst others by LZX industries.
TIP if you are having issues with audio buzz/hum in your system, configuring PADS LEDS=HIGH LUM and RGB LEDS=LOW LUM can help to reduce the amount of ground noise.
How to calibrate the 8 CV outputs
You can fine tune Hermod's 8 outputs in order to get a very precise output pitch:- Hold REC while powering on Hermod: "CALIBRATE VOICE 1, ADJUST -4V" must appears on the screen.
- With the help of an accurate voltmeter, measure the CV1 output and rotate the menu encoder to adjust the output voltage (-4.00V).
- Click the encoder to select and calibrate the next voltage (-3.00V). Repeat this operation for each CV values (-2.00V, -1.00V, 0.00V, 1.00V, 2.00V, 3.00V, 4.00V).
- Once you calibrated all the voltages for CV1 output, select a new output (CV2, CV3, ... CV8) by pressing a pad number. Then ajust each voltages of this selected output, always with the help of your voltmeter and by rotating the menu encoder.
- Finally, you can save this calibration by pressing X .
TIP Hermod outputs -5.00V for a C0 note (midi note 0), -4.00V for a C1 note (midi note 12), -3.00V for a C2 note (midi note 24), ..., 0.00V for a C5 note (midi note 60), ..., 5.00V for a C10 note (midi note 120).
How to calibrate the 4 CV inputs
NEW ! You can also fine tune Hermod's 4 inputs:- Hold Y while powering on Hermod: "CALIB IN►A 0.000V" must appears on the screen.
- With the help of an accurate voltage source, input the requested voltage at the input.
- Click the encoder to select and calibrate the next voltage. Repeat this operation for each CV values (0.00V, 1.00V, 2.00V, 3.00V, 4.00V, -4.00V, -3.00V, -2.00V, -1.00V).
- Once you calibrated all the voltages for CVA input, select a new input (B, C or D) by pressing a pad number. Then ajust each voltages of this selected output, always with the help of your voltage source and by rotating the menu encoder.
- Finally, you can save this calibration by pressing X .