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To access the global settings menu, enter  track  mode and Press  Y .

The settings are organized in several submenus :
  • SYNC IN/OUT : global options regarding clock signals.
  • MIDI IN/THRU : global routing of MIDI signals.
  • CV/GATE IN : global settings related to CV/Gate inputs.
  • MISC : various internal parameters of Hermod+.
  • MONITOR : representation of incoming CV voltages.
  • REC : recording options.
  • SAVE : to store the settings into the SD card.
  • INFO : OS version and CPU/RAM usage.
 Note  Those settings are global, stored in the SD card and loaded during startup, and will be used for all projects. For your project TRACK CONFIGURATION, please refer to THIS THIS section.
Sync input
By default, Hermod+ will use its internal clock (to be the synchronisation leader). But it is possible to follow a MIDI/USB/analog incoming clock, to synchronize it with an other device.

 Tip  When using CV A to CV D, Hermod+ is synchronized in a "step advance" (trigger) style. The setting CV CLOCK DIV let you choose how much ppqn the sequencer will run for one input trig. Please note that you also need to set the tempo thanks to the BPM mode, allowing a great flexibility. For example, if you want to sync Hermod+ with an external eurorack sequencer analog clock, running at 140bpm and sending a gate each 1/16, you need to set CV CLOCK DIV = 1/16 and set Hermod+ tempo to 140. If you want the BPM to automatically follow this clock input, please also use the parameter CV BPM (described below).
 CV RESET   --   CV A   CV B   CV C   CV D   AUTO 
When a Gate (high level, rising edge) is received on the selected CV input, Hermod+ will instantly stop the player and reset all effects of its project. Then, the player will be waiting for the next CV clock to start from the beginning. If a clock gate and a reset gate are received at the same time, Hermod+ will restart (stop and play) instantly.

 Tip  When using  AUTO , none of the CV inputs will be used to reset and stop the player. But if CLOCK SOURCE = CV IN, Hermod+ will automatically reset its player when not receiving an incoming CV clock for more than 2 seconds. This setting will also allow the player to automatically start the player when an incoming clock is received.

 Note  This reset input should be compatible with most modules outputting a RESET trigger on START or on STOP. It can also be compatible with modules outputting a RUN level when playing.
 CV PLAY ENABLE   --   CV A   CV B   CV C   CV D 
When the selected input is high, the sequencer will be playing. When low, Hermod+ will be stopped. In other words, it lets you control the « play/stop pad » of Hermod+ with a gate level. You can set this setting together with CLOCK SOURCE = INTERNAL and you will still be able to use the « play/stop pad » of Hermod+.
 CV REC ENABLE   --   CV A   CV B   CV C   CV D 
Use an incoming gate to enable/disable the recording.
 CV BPM   --   CV A   CV B   CV C   CV D 
Use an incoming gate (clock) to refresh the internal BPM value based on pulses averaging. This settings works together with CV CLOCK DIV (that lets you configure the clock division).
 CV CLOCK DIV   1/96   1/48   1/32   1/16   1/8   1/4   1/2   1/1 (1 BAR) 
When CLOCK SOURCE = CV and/or when CV BPM is used, sets the expected speed of the incoming clock.

 Note  This parameter is displaying 2 different units, meaning the same thing. The first one is the time division (e.g. 1/16) : it's the expected rate of the clock. The second one is the PPQN (e.g. 4ppqn) : it's the expected number of pulses per quarter note.
Sync output
Sets if a clock should be transmitted on the MIDI port, and if start/stop (transport) messages should be transmitted as well.
Sets if a clock should be transmitted on the DEVICE port, and if start/stop (transport) messages should be transmitted as well.
Sets if a clock should be transmitted on the HOST port, and if start/stop (transport) messages should be transmitted as well.
Always sends the MIDI clock even when the player is stopped.
The dedicated reset output can be configured to :
RESET ON PLAY Trigger this gate at the start of playback.
RESET ON STOP Trigger this gate at the end of playback.
SEQ CHANGE Trigger this gate at any sequence change.
RUN This gate will be high only when playing.
STOP This gate will be high only when not playing.
1/96 .. 128 BARS Defines a rate for using this output as a secondary clock output generator.
 CLOCK OUT RATE   1/96   1/48   1/32   1/16   1/8   1/4   1/2   1/1 
Sets the speed/resolution of the dedicated clock gate output.
MIDI input
Routes the MIDI messages of the selected port to the currently selected track, regardless of the track's input parameters.
Routes the MIDI messages of the selected channel to the active track regardless of the track's input parameters.
Accepts or ignores the incoming notes MIDI event.
Accepts or ignores the incoming control-change MIDI event.
Accepts or ignores the incoming pitchbend MIDI event.
Accepts or ignores the incoming aftertouch (pressure) MIDI event.
 PROG CHANGE SEQ   CH01   ...   CH16 
Enables an incoming MIDI Program Change to select the playing sequence (SE1 to SE16).
MIDI thru
Allows for incoming MIDI data to be directly copied to the selected output port.
CV/Gate input
Route a CV/Gate pair, or a single modulation CV to the currently selected track, regardless of the track's input parameters.
 CV A/B/C/D RANGE   –5V > +5V   0V > +5V   –2,5V > +2,5V   -1V > +1V 
Converts the incoming CV input signal levels to Hermod's standards.
Automatically loads the last saved or loaded project at startup.

 Tip  You can temporarily skip autoload by Pressing  step  button at startup.
 LED BRIGHTNESS   0%   ...   200% 
Adjusts leds brightness level.
Changes the time for a button press to be registered as a Hold action.
This feature allows for replacing recorded notes only when incoming notes are received. While recording, if nothing is played, the existing notes will remain. As soon as a new note is received, it will start to overwrite existing notes.
 SMART OVERDUB TIME   1   ...   100 
Sets the time threshold for the smart overdub. After the set time, the player will stop overwriting existing notes.
Allows the piano roll to display the currently played section of the pattern automatically. When enabled, this behavior can be temporarily disabled by Pressing  X  or  Y  while in  step  mode.

Hold O to enter the record settings. Alternatively, these settings can be accessed via the global settings menu.

 Note  These particular settings will be saved along with your global settings : Press  track , then Press  Y  to enter global settings and select SAVE.
When the multitrack recording is enabled, up to 8 routed tracks (via midi in, usb in, CV/Gate in, ...) can be recorded simultaneously.
When the looper recording is enabled, you can capture your performance as if you were using a looper pedal. The length of the recording track is not predefined, but will be determined at the moment the recording stops.
First, Press O to arm the recording and Press Play Button to start it.
Press O to end the recording. The track length will be set, and the track will begin looping.
When hard recording is enabled, the previously recorded notes will be erased upon a new recording.
When the recording is armed (REC button is lit), allows for the recording to listen to inputs and start recording upon the first incoming note.

 Note  This option works on incoming notes only, it has no effect when recording on a MODULATION track layout.
Defines the action linked to the  X  + O shortcut.
Defines the action linked to the  Y  + O shortcut.
Defines the action linked to the  X  +  Y  + O shortcut.

This feature enables tuning an oscillator connected to any of the four CV inputs. The tuner algorithm is reliable even for complex and varying waveforms, and operates within a range from E0 to E6 (≈20 Hz to ≈1400 Hz).

Turn the encoder to choose the monitored CV input (CV A to CV D).

The top section shows the detected note and its error in cents. When the oscillator is in tune, the indicator aligns with the tuning fork icon at the center:

The lower right displays the tuner's confidence level (0% to 100%).

 Note  If the tuner cannot detect a frequency, it will disable itself and display "unclear signal". If the detected note is outside the operating range, the tuner will disable itself and display "out of range".
CV/MIDI monitor


The left side of the screen displays the captured voltages of the four CV inputs (A, B, C, D) from -5.000V to +5.000V.

The right side displays the corresponding V/octave note, from C0 to C10.

On the center, the large vumeter bar represents the voltage of the input (-5V to +5V).

The horizontal line starting in the middle shows the fine pitch (-50% to +50%) of the according V/octave note. If you see a dot on the middle, that means the voltage captured is perfectly equal to the V/octave note (fine pitch = 0%).


Scroll the encoder to the right to enter this mode, which displays incoming MIDI events (received on the MIDI TRS, the USB host and the USB device ports).

Only the following MIDI events will be displayed:
• note ON,
• note OFF,
• CC messages (0 to 119),
• Program Change,
• Channel Aftertouch,
• Pitchbend,
• Real Time Message (Clock, Start, Stop).

 Note  To prevent the MIDI monitor from being flooded by Clock messages, only the first Clock message is displayed (the first Clock is the one received just after the Start message, which starts the playback).

Displays Hermod+Os version, the CPU load, and the RAM usage (0% to 100%, for both notes events and mod/pitchbend/aftertouch/sustain events).
Audio synchronization from a DAW : enable sample-rate precision
If you need a perfect synchronization of Hermod+ to your computer DAW, it can be done thanks to an incoming audio signal.

Indeed, DAWs often generate jitters and delays on the computer USB midi output, due to the weak real-time architecture of computers OS.

For rock solid synchronization, it's advised to use a dedicated audio output of your computer (sending a clock output signal), if possible using a soundcard with multiple audio ports. Hermod+ will receive this accurate analog sync signal on one of its CV input, and will relies on it to synchronize its tempo and play/stop features.

This way, you don't have to use a "audio sync to midi" device to connect Hermod+ with your DAW.

How to enable audio synchronization :
• On your DAW, create a track playing (in a loop) this 1-bar 120BPM audio file (warp it so it will follow your DAW BPM)
• ... or use a synchronization plugin to gererate a sync signal, like the Ableton CV Tools "CV Clock Out"
• Output this audio "clock" signal on a separated port (for example by using a soundcard)
• Make sure the volume of this output is set to maximum level
• Use an audio cable to connect the computer audio output to Hermod+ CV input 1
• Configure Hermod+ SYNC IN > CLOCK SOURCE = CV IN A (or B C D)
• Configure Hermod+ SYNC IN > CV RESET = AUTO (so Hermod+ will automatically play when receiving a signal, and will stop no signal is detected)
• Configure Hermod+ SYNC IN > CV CLOCK DIV (1/64 when using the audio file)
• Set the same BPM for Hermod+ and your DAW
• Start playing your DAW : Hermod+ will receive the sync signal and will immediately start to play, with zero jitter.

 Note  do not use any usb midi sync between your DAW and Hermod+.

 Tip  if your computer audio output does not deliver a volume high enough to trig the Hermod+ input clock detection, you can configure Hermod+ CV/GATE > CV A RANGE = -1V > +1V