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Sequencer workflow
Each of the 8 voices of Hermod+ (CV/Gate outputs) is controlled by a track.

A track can be configured to control more than 1 voice, for polyphonic use or for velocity and aftertouch playback. A track can also be used as a "modulation" track, to allow recording and playback of CV and CC messages automation.

A project includes up to 16 tracks. Each of these tracks contains :
— 16 patterns, which are arrangements of notes, gates or modulations,
— an effect rack, with up to 8 effects,
— a modMatrix, to control effect parameters using CV or CC.

An unlimited number of Hermod+ projects can be stored on the SD card. They can be saved and loaded without stopping the playback, for seamless project transitions.

The user interface of Hermod+ is designed around 4 main modes :

Mode  step  — Inspect and edit patterns : add or edit notes, gates and modulation. Set the length of the current pattern. Generate randomized events.

Mode  effects  — Add effects, configure their parameters, mute/unmute effects, use the modMatrix to set up effect modulations.

Mode  track  — Mute/unmute tracks, set up voices layout, enter global settings.

Mode  seq  — Set the currently playing sequence on the fly, change playback style between sequences, program a chain of sequence, access the save/load menu.

Hermod+ architecture
Wire up
Connect Hermod+ to your eurorack system power with the supplied ribbon cable.

Most eurorack power supplies have a dedicated +5V rail (in addition to the +12V and –12V rails).

• If your power supply delivers +5V, we recommend to place the « 5V switch » in the top position, in order to use the +5V rail for the digital circuitry of Hermod+.
Make sure the +5V rail can supply 820mA minimum for powering Hermod+ (and add +500mA maximum when attaching a controller on USB host).

• If your power supply does not deliver +5V, you may place the switch in the lower position.
Make sure the +12V rail can supply 400mA for powering Hermod+ (and add +220mA maximum when attaching a controller on USB host).

This switch is located on the back of Hermod+ :

 Note  In any case, Hermod+ will not be damaged if you use the top position and your power supply does not deliver the +5V. It will simply not power up.
Selecting a track
In  track  mode, Scroll to choose the selected track.

— Access CV/GATE tracks 1 to 8 on the first page.
— Access MIDI tracks 1 to 8 on the second page.

For faster track selection, press the corresponding track selection switch .
To start the sequencer, Press play Play Button.

Press play Play Button again to stop the sequencer and return to the beginning of the sequence.
Live recording
Press rec O while playing to capture a live performance (notes, pitchbend, aftertouch, sustain, modulation) coming either from an external MIDI instrument or controller, a computer or a modular system sending CV/Gate. Recording inputs is possible at any time, in every mode.

 Tip  By default, events will be recorded on the currently selected track. You can enable multitrack recording (all your MIDI/CV routed tracks will be recorded at the same time) in the record settings, accessed by holding O.

 Tip  Hold  X  and press O enables hard recording : previously recorded notes will be overwritten (no overdub).

 NEW!  At any time, hold  step  and Press O to enter the 'On Air' mode, turning the 16–pad matrix into a chromatic keyboard, that you can perform to play and record notes.

Project tempo
Hold play Play Button to enter the BPM menu.

Scroll the encoder to change the BPM, or Press rec O repeatedly to tap the tempo.

Enter the SYNC INPUT settings to synchronize Hermod+ with a MIDI, USB or analog clock.
CV/Gate voices
The color of the backlit track switches help visualize the voices layouts, and the CV/Gate output values:

Reset and Clock outputs
In addition to the 8 pairs of CV/Gate, Hermod+ adds two dedicated gate outputs for transport :

• Reset : outputs a trigger when Hermod+ starts playing.
• Clock : outputs a synchronized clock.

 Note  The behavior of these outputs can be configured in the SYNC OUTPUT settings.
Calibrating Hermod+ can improve the factory accuracy of the analog inputs/outputs. For this operation, a voltmeter is required.

First, power on Hermod+ while pressing  X  to start calibrating the CV outputs. Follow the steps on screen and use a voltmeter (and a patch cable) to measure and finetune each of the 8 CV outputs. At the end (or at any time) press  X  to save the calibration settings on the SD card.

 Tip  You can use the track selection switches to quickly select the voice to calibrate.

The CV inputs can now be auto-calibrated, using the previously calibrated CV outputs of voice 1. Power on Hermod+ while pressing  Y , and follow the steps on screen. At the end, the calibration is done and saved automatically.
USB device and host
Both ports are plug-and-play (USB Class Compliant) and act as MIDI inputs/outputs :