Press 2ND + FX to enter General Settings.
To exit the settings menu, press FX.
TIP You can restore all default settings at startup: hold FX while powering ON Pyramid.
PYRAMIDI CHANNEL 1 ... CHANNEL 16 OFF
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 MASTER TRANSPOSE OFF
Specifies if received midi notes are performed as:
- KEYPAD (trig notes)
- SMARTPAD (trig CHORDS, REPEAT or SCALE)
- SMARTPADS ONLY WHITE (trig CHORDS, REPEAT or SCALE)
- MASTER TRANSPOSE (transpose all selected TRSP tracks)
- OFF (ignore)
TRANSPOSE NOTE C-1 ... G9
Set the transposition root note (when ASSIGN NOTE TO = MASTER TRANSPOSE).
OMNI MODE MULTITRACK OFF MULTITRACK BANK A MULTITRACK BANK B MULTITRACK BANK C MULTITRACK BANK D CH01 ... CH16
- MULTITRACK OFF will play notes and CC on the current track, regardless of the controller channel.
- MULTITRACK BANK X will play channel 01 events on TR01X, channel 02 events on TR02X, …channel 16 events on TR16X.
- CH01 to CH16 will play events of the selected channel on the current track. Other channels are always sent thru MIDI A output.
CLOCK SYNC OFF ON
Enables or disables the BPM auto-sync, if your MIDI IN controller is sending a timing clock.
START/STOP OFF ON
Filters out all START, STOP and CONTINUE messages from your MIDI IN controller.
USB CLOCK SYNC OFF ON
Enables or disables the BPM auto-sync with an external MIDI clock coming from the USB IN.
CC MESSAGES OFF ON
Filters out all CC messages from your MIDI IN controller.
PITCHBEND OFF ON
Filters out all PITCH BEND messages from your MIDI IN controller.
PRESSURE OFF ON
Filters all AFTERTOUCH (channel pressure) messages of your MIDI IN controller.
PROG CHANGE 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).
MIDI ECHO ALLOW ECHO STOP ECHO AUTO A AUTO B
If STOP ECHO, 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". If AUTO MIDI A or B, midi events received on the MIDI input will be ignored if they were previously sent on MIDI A or MIDI B, to avoid midi loops.
CLOCK TIMEOUT SHORT LONG
When pyramid lost the input midi clock (sync), Pyramid will stop expecting external clock after 2 seconds (SHORT) or will wait 10 seconds for an incoming clock (LONG).
MIDI A MODE MIDI OUT MIDI THRU 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 OFF SEND CLOCK
If OFF selected, the sync (timing clock) will never be sent when the player is stopped or paused.
SYNC LOAD OFF SEND CLOCK
If enable, the clock will be sent during the loading of a project. Instruments expecting clock from Pyramid (eg a drum machine with an internal sequencer) will keep the sync during and after the load. SETTINGS > MIDI OUT > MIDI A SYNC or MIDI B SYNC must be enable on the previous and the next project. When loading is done, press PLAY: Pyramid and your instruments will start to play from the beggining, allowing you to keep the perfect sync. When pressing PLAY after a load, Pyramid will wait for the next bar to start the playback.
CV IN MODE OFF CV/GATE MONO ASSIGN STEREO ASSIGN CLOCK CLOCK+STOP
Selects if the CV inputs control notes of the track (CV/GATE) or can be used to assign CC messages and FX parameters (MONO ASSIGN and STEREO ASSIGN, see Note about analog input voltage assignation). You can also set the CV inputs as a clock input, to sync Pyramid with an analog clock (see Analog sync).
CV IN 1V NOTE C0 ... F3#
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 IN FINE -100mV ... +100mV
Fine tune the CV inputs.
FOLLOW TRACK ACTIVE TRACK TRO1A ... TR16A
CV/GATE notes can track the active track, or a specific track.
CV OUT 1V NOTE C1 ... F5#
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 0.32 VOLT/OCTAVE 0.5 VOLT/OCTAVE
Selects if your analog synthesizer is controlled by CV V/oct or CV Hz/V, or exotic voltages like 1.2, 0.32 or 0.5 V/oct.
CV OUT FINE -100mV ... +100mV
Fine tune the CV outputs.
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 START DYN SYNC/START 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 assign the CV ENV output to the DIN SYNC clock, to easily sync your modular system with a mini jack. If START is selected, Pyramid will send a start level (high level) when it"s playing, and a stop level (low level) when it"s stopped.
If DYN SYNC+START is selected, same behaviour as DYN SYNC, but the START level will be sent on the GATE output.
DIN SYNC OFF SYNC1 SYNC2 SYNC4 SYNC8 SYNC12 SYNC16 SYNC24 SYNC48 SYNC96
Selects the DIN SYNC clock speed (outputted on the 2 free pins of the midiB connector).
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
TAP TEMPO CLOCK SYNC FREEZE SEQ UNDO/REDO
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
TAP TEMPO CLOCK SYNC FREEZE SEQ UNDO/REDO
Sets the second action that will be triggered by the footswitch pedal (if "stereo" double pedal used).
INPUT SYNC 1PPQN 2PPQN 4PPQN 8PPQN 12PPQN 16PPQN 24PPQN 48PPQN 1 BEAT 2 BEAT 3 BEAT 1 BAR 2 BAR 3 BAR 4 BAR
Sets the number of beat (or PPQN) the player will move forward each time Pyramid receive an analog clock.
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 VELOCITY GLIDE
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.
LEARN NOTES OFF MIDI IN MIDI IN + LIVE
If OFF, the step note learn with an external keyboard is disabled (see Note Stepmode). If MIDI IN, Pyramid STEP MODE will learn notes (or chords) of your external midi keyboard. If MIDI IN + LIVE, when playing a note/chord in LIVE MODE with the internal keyboard, this note/chord will be selected in STEP mode.
CC ASSIGN AUTOREC OFF AUTOREC ON
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 RESTART 1/16 RESTART 1/8 RESTART BEAT RESTART BAR
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 all tracks from the beginning. If "mute" selected, Pyramid continue to play but send no midi data if the player is paused. If "restart 1/16" selected, pressing PLAY will restart all tracks in sync, at the next 1/16 note. If "restart bar" selected, pressing PLAY will restart all tracks in sync, at the next bar.
TRACKMUTE DELAY SAME AS SEQ PERFORM INSTANT BEAT 1 BAR ... 8 BAR
Select if tracks mute/unmute are in sync with SEQ PERFORM, or set a default delay (see Mute/unmute tracks on the fly).
PATTERN DELAY SAME AS SEQ PERFORM INSTANT BEAT 1 BAR ... 8 BAR
Select if pattern changes are in sync with SEQ PERFORM, or set a default delay.
AUTO PATTERN OFF AT NEW SEQ
Set if track patterns follow the selected sequence. For example, if AUTO PATTERN = ON, when you select SE03, all patterns will change to P03. In other words, selecting a new sequence will create new patterns.
DEFAULT STEP ASSIGN OFF ASSIGN ON
To enable by default (in STEP mode) ASSIGN (rotating the encoders will control your assigned values), or STEP EDIT (rotating the encoders will control the note number, the velocity, the lengh, ...).
DEFAULT TRACK MODE FREE MODE RELATCH MODE TRIG
Set the default run mode of new tracks.
DEFAULT ZOOM /4 /2 x1 x2 x4
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.
DEFAULT QUANTIZE OFF 1/4 1/8 1/12 1/16 1/24 1/32 1/48 1/64 1/96
Set the default quantize FX grid.
PLAY AT STARTUP NO YES
Set if Pyramid play by default at startup.
POPUP ASSIGN ON CLICK ON ROTATE AND CLICK
Displays a popup with encoder assignments information on click or on rotation.
ASSIGN TYPE PER TRACK PER PROJECT
PER TRACK = each track will have its own set of assignments, assignments depends on the current track.
PER PROJECT = only one set of assignments, changing the current track will not change the assignments.
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.
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.
LED BRIGHTNESS DEFAULT SHOW LED STOP NIGHT MODE
If SHOW LED STOP selected, when Pyramid is stopped or paused, the led displaying the player position on the 16 pads will blink. If NIGHT MODE is selected, it enables white leds low luminosity for night uses.
Display the Pyramid hardware version.
Display the Pyramid software version.
Display the 4 inputted analog voltages (0 to 5V).
Display the 3 outputted analog voltages (0 to 5V).
MIDI IN MONITOR
Display all inputted midi messages.
MIDI OUT A MONITOR
Display all outputted messages on midiA.
MIDI OUT B MONITOR
Display all outputted messages on midiB.
MIDI OUT USB MONITOR
Display all outputted messages on midi USB.
Save settings in flash memory. Settings parameters will be auto-loaded at Pyramid startup. Please note that this action will erase all the track names of your current project, if not saved before with SAVE TRACKS
Save "tracks channels mapping + tracks names + tracks patterns enable + tracks transpose enable" in flash memory. The 64 track channels will be auto-loaded at Pyramid startup.
Restore default settings.
Restore default tracks.
CV calibration tool