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Quickstart Step mode Effect mode Track mode Sequence mode Randomizer Project manager

Enter the settings

You can access the global settings by pressing  Y  in TRACK mode.

Clock settings

Hermod can be the master, or can be slaved, thanks to its Midi/Host/Device/CV interface.

 INTERNAL  Hermod will use it internal clock.
 MIDI/HOST/DEVICE  Hermod will be slaved to 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.

- 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.

 CV CLOCK 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   ...   G8+RESET 
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 to G8+RESET: 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.

 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.

Midi channels

Configure MIDI channels of each track:

 ACTIVE TRACK   1   ...   16   OFF 
 TRACK 1   1   ...   16 
 TRACK 2   1   ...   16 
 TRACK 3   1   ...   16 
 TRACK 4   1   ...   16 
 TRACK 5   1   ...   16 
 TRACK 6   1   ...   16 
 TRACK 7   1   ...   16 
 TRACK 8   1   ...   16 

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:

Midi Thru

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.


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.

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 
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, ...

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).