Squarp Instruments announced over the Christmas holidays that their upcoming Hermod Eurorack sequencer is now available for pre-order. Hermod is not just a simple sequencer but a complete modular brain. It combines a step sequencer, CV looper, real-time MIDI effect processor, LFO generators as well as a MIDI-USB-CV input/output interface.
The main idea behind Hermod was to create a complete, affordable and compact sequencer, with an easy workflow facilitating the song composition process and live performance for the modular world. We took the best of our Pyramid sequencer and added top-notch eurorack features, making it the perfect tool to play your system.
Perfect for composition and live performances
Hermod “modular brain” brings together a powerful step sequencer, a CV looper, a real-time effect processor, LFO generators and a complete bi-directional MIDI-USB-CV input/output interface. Record a performance at any time thanks to the CV inputs, the USB HOST, the USB DEVICE and the MIDI input. Create and edit your tracks with the STEP mode and its piano roll and automation view. Generate crazy patterns with the randomization tool. Hermod is polymetric, it means that each track can have a different length, from 1 step to 64 steps (256 quarter notes). Moreover, you can zoom in to increase the resolution of the step sequencer.
Thanks to Hermod architecture, a track can be a simple mono CV/GATE voice, but can be easily configured as a polyphonic track (up to 8 voices), a CV/GATE + velocity + aftertouch track, a modulation + clock track… in order to perfectly fit your eurorack system!
Sequences and Projects
The 8 tracks are grouped into one of Hermodʼs 8 sequences. Every sequence is totally independent and contains a new set of tracks to be played with, for a total of 64 tracks in a single project. The number of projects is unlimited and the save/load can be done in a flash, allowing you to jump from one song to the next in your live performance
All the fun in Hermod resides in its effect system, allowing you to transform input signals, wether it’s MIDI or CV. You can stack on each track up to 8 real-time effects: Quantize, Swing, Arpeggiator, Glide, Harmonizer, Delay, Chance, Scale, LFO… Experiment with the effects position and parameters to generate eccentric melodies! Every effect parameters can be edited in the EFFECTS mode, or with CC messages & CV inputs, thanks to the modMatrix.
Full connectivity: control Hermod with plug-and-play midi USB devices, midi keyboards, computers or other eurorack CV systems. Hermod is also a great midi hub, allowing you to sequence midi synthesizers/drum machines and computer’s virtual instruments. Of course, Hermod can be perfectly paired with Pyramid or other hardware and software sequencer, in order to benefit from its CV/GATE outputs.
The Squarp Instrument Hermod Eurorack sequencer is now available for pre-order for $450 USD /380€ and shipping starts end of February.
More information here: Squarp Instruments Hermod