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Squarp Instruments


Hermod modular brainThe 8-track sequencer & interface for your eurorack system.Perfect for composition and live performances :Hermod brings together an advanced 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, quantized or not. Create and edit your tracks with the STEP mode and its piano roll & 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. Moreover, you can zoom in to increase the resolution of the step sequencer (up to 512 steps).Dynamic effects :All the fun in Hermod resides in its effect system, allowing you to transform input signals, whether it's MIDI or CV. You can stack on each track up to 8 real-time effects: Quantize, Swing, Arpeggiator, Ratchet, Random, Euclid, Glide, Harmonizer, Delay, Chance, Scale, LFO... Experiment with the effects position and parameters to generate groovy rhythms and eccentric melodies!Every effect parameters can be edited in the EFFECTS mode, or with midi CC messages & CV inputs, thanks to the modMatrix.Polymorphic tracksThanks 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 Hermod’s 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 quickly without losing the tempo, allowing you to jump from one song to the next in your live performance.Cv/Gate - Midi - USB interface :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.With Hermod's rock-solid clock, this module becomes a great synchronization tool for all your setup! Thanks to its powerful CPU, even when synced, Hermod allows an ultra-low latency to make the perfect link between the digital world and the analog world.



Squarp Instruments


Rample waves systemEurorack 4-voice sample player & audio processorVersatile sample machine :From percussive drum-machine kits to synth samples, breakbeats to sound FX, backing tracks to hour-long audio music, Rample can play up to 4 .wav files on independent audio outputs :These samples are stored inside the provided SD card, and organized as kits, from A00 to Z99... allowing up to 2600 banks of 4 voices, with on-the-fly loading! The SD card is preloaded with tons of samples, and we made it very easy to import your own kits.Thanks to the DC coupled audio outputs, it's also possible to play CV waveforms. Effects rack :Each voice has its own “rack” of effects, and all audio effects can be enabled at the same time, allowing you to manipulate your samples in real time, from a gentle lowpass to massive destruction!pitch - a great sounding pitch engine, based on a 6-pole interpolator, which ranges from -1 octave to +1 octave.bits - two different bitcrushing algorithms, based on sample rate and resolution reduction. It produces distortion and warms the audio signal.filter - a low resonance filter, DJ-style, cutting off the high frequencies or the low frequencies.freeze - sample and loop a fraction of the played waveform, creating a glitching effect.levels - decrease the gain or drive the signal.It’s also possible to edit ‘advanced parameters’ like the start point, sample length, attack/decay and run mode, and create mute groups without breaking a sweat.Finally, thanks to the 4 CV inputs, any of the effects (or advanced parameters) can be assigned to create amazing modulations!Multi-layer sampling :One of the key feature is the ability to "multi-sample" your kits, multiplying Rample’s potential. Each voice supports up to 12 samples, can be played randomly or in a controlled fashion. It’s a great way to add complexity and variations, to create organic/acoustic sounding drums, or simply to increase the number of samples per kit (up to 48).As an example, we are providing a multi-layered drum kit, with 12 different recordings of a kick, 12 different recordings of a snare, etc. Sequencing them randomly leads to a more natural drum playing.We are also providing an other kind of multi-layered acoustic drum kit, where each drum is recorded with 12 levels of velocity. Controlling the layer to be played leads to intricate, convoluted drums programming.Of course, it’s very easy to create your own multi-layered kit, and you can use this method to perform multiple synth chords, sound glitches, voices, breakbeats...CV/Gate and Midi interface :Rample is designed to be the perfect rhythmic companion of your eurorack system thanks to its Gate (trig samples) and CV (modulate samples) connectivity.You can also use it as a standalone midi machine, without using the CV/Gate connectivity: the midi in port allows you to trig & control all samples parameters + effects values at the same time. Each Rample comes with a ‘stereo jack to midi DIN’ and ‘stereo jack to jack’ adapters, easing the chaining of multiple modules in order to create an 8-voice, 12-voice, 16-voice (or more) midi drum machine!



Squarp Instruments


Pyramid MKIII : A new workflowModern, easy-to-use & versatile hardware sequencer.Pyramid provides you with a radical new workflow and almost unlimited possibilities.It will become your ultimate studio centerpiece.100% standalone :Pyramid is designed to be the perfect brain for your musical setup, from studio to stage. It brings together a powerful sequencer, a looper, a rhythm generator, a real-time effect processor, a midi controller and an input+output interface.Pyramid does not produce sounds. Instead, we have focused our energies on creating an innovative and complete sequencing solution full of creative tools.Pyramid is an instant source of inspiration to start, finish & perform your song!Connect your modern and vintage instruments straight out of the box.Full connectivity :  midi in/out,  midi usb in/out,  cv gate in/out,  din sync out, footswitch.Hardware & computer hub :With Pyramid's high precision clock, the sequencer becomes a great synchronisation tool for both vintage and recent devices. Your instruments will always keep in time: Pyramid is the heartbeat of your studio.You can also use Pyramid sequencer as a rock-solid interface box for your MIDI, USB MIDI & CV/GATE setup: filter note/clock/start stop/cc/pitch/aftertouch messages, route MIDI in to USB MIDI out,convert MIDI in to CV/GATE output and add effects, convert CV/GATE in to MIDI out, convert MIDI IN clock to DIN SYNC...Even if you use a DAW as your primary sequencer, Pyramid will become an indispensable Swiss army knife!Play your sequencer! Push, rotate, slide & draw.Capture your inspirationRecord a performance at any time with the built-in keyboard, the smartpads (generates chords, scales or repeats), the touchpad, the 5 encoders or an external controller... with true polyphony and high precision!You can even use the midi looper mode, in the style of audio looper pedals. Live improvisation recording has never been so easy!Create polyphonic melodies & rhythms with the advanced step sequencerCreate and arrange complex rhythms and melodies with the full realtime step sequencer, or edit your live recording. The piano roll view clarifies notes and drums programming. Change the pitch, the velocity, the width and the offset of each note, in a flash. Zoom in (up to 1600%) to surgically edit the track. As Pyramid is fully polyphonic, a step can contain an unlimited number of notes!Draw automationCreate CC or FX automation with the touchpad or with the 16 pads.Create an infinite number of automation per track! Slide the touchpad to draw the automation, or use the 16 pads to edit or add step-lock parameters.Generate outstanding euclidean groovesPyramid offers one algorithmic euclidean sequencer engine per track, auto generating uncommon and rich rhythmic patterns. Almost all traditional rhythms from across the world can be generated with this tool.Change the number of total steps, the number of filled steps, the step width, rotate the pattern, all of this on the fly. The displayed euclidean circle helps you to visualize the pattern.Deeply play with your tracksOnce your tracks are created, Pyramid offers several ways to play with your sequences: mute/unmute your 64 tracks on the fly, launch sequences (group of tracks), or chain sequences to create a complete, structured song.You can choose to perform your tracks and sequences in sync (1 bar, 2 bars, ...) or not. It's even possible to play in sync with one beat resolution, a new way to improvise with sequences!Flexible interfacePyramid includes 5 clickable encoders and a wide touchpad.You can easily assign any of these controls to an effect parameter or a midi CC message by pressing the "assign" button, and recording the automation. Even the two CV analog inputs can be assigned – it's up to your imagination!PyraOS realtime processing system unleashes your creativityControl any parameters on the fly and listen to the changes immediately. Never stop anything: change the length of a track, the MIDI channel, the quantization grid, the swing percentage, the arpeggiator rate, the delay on/off... in a flash and go experi-mental!Everything is at your fingertips.




Fantom 8

The Roland FANTOM is a powerful and impressive synthesizer workstation with sequencer, sampler, audio interface and extensive synthesizer functions. In the generously sized and expandable sound memory, Roland has literally immortalized a best-of 40 years of synthesizer history and integrated its high-quality V-Piano for all keyboard virtuosos. In addition to multiple synthesis technologies that can be used simultaneously, you can keep in mind that the FANTOM's analog multi-mode filter can be the icing on the cake for some sounds. The sequencer offers real-time sequencing, TR/step sequencing and a clip sequencer. OneShots and loops can be playfully triggered via the sampler pads and integrated into your own creations.Another highlight of the FANTOM are the scene memorieswhich are organized in four banks with 128 memory locations each. They act as fast creative memories and hold everything you work on. Whether it's a handful of patterns, a song you've started, a sound you're creating, various settings related to your current project in the audio workstation, or all of the above, handwritten notes and "it has to stay on because I can't save it" are a thing of the past.Anyone who has worked with Roland instruments will quickly notice that the operation has been redesigned and leads to faster results, not only because of the neat interface but also because of the Fantom's very intuitive menu navigation.Sounds and synthesisRoland has gone all out with the FANTOM, equipping its flagship product with over 3500 sounds and over 90 drum kits, as well as the very avant-garde V-Piano. Strings, organ, piano, guitar, brass, choir, wind instruments and more: the FANTOM's selection is simply outstanding!The typical Roland sound architecture has been retained in that each sound can be composed of four parts. However, the FANTOM's Parts correspond to a complete and extended synthesizer voice with its own oscillator and filter models, envelopes, modulation assignments and, of course, its own volume and panning controls. There is also a dual LFO for each of the four parts, which not only has the usual waveforms, with and without BPM sync, but you can also create your own waveforms by hand. We calculate: 16 tracks with up to 8 LFOs per sound; 128 LFOs simultaneously! If you like to create new sounds from scratch, this is the source of all modulation ideas.The new and extended architecture allows you to create sounds according to the modular principle: take for example the SuperSaw oscillator (known from the JP-8000) and combine it with the Juno filter; what was previously reserved for modularists, you get here in a storable way! Different synthesis technologies can be defined for each sound and each part, so there's nothing to stop a layered sound of roaring organ, delay-wrapped bells and crisp bass.EffectsA set of 90 multi-effects are just waiting to modify and refine the sounds created, individually or in parallel, respectively in series, per part. The selection of delay, reverb, chorus, flanger, distortion, real one-offs with a wow character, should leave nothing to be desired. Moreover, the Fantom has enough power to calculate elaborate effect chains for each of the 16 tracks without running out of steam. In addition, each part has its own EQ. The master compressor is located above the main output. A special position is given to the analog filter, which offers four different filter types (LPF, BPF, HPF & PKG), including the drive. The filter can be assigned to individual tracks, the main output, a DAW return or the analog inputs. Thus, it is not only an extended part of the sound generation, but also an independent effect to give sounds the final touch in the right place.Sequencer and samplerThe Fantom's sequencer has been completely reworked and now offers parallel recording and composing concepts that perfectly support the "typical" recording methods. Instead of recording all tracks in one pattern "as before", the Fantom offers the possibility to freely combine the 16 tracks and use them independently. The songs can be arranged in the classic linear way or in the clip sequencer (comparable to Ableton Live). The TR/step sequencer, which is also capable of substepping and ratcheting, is ideal for rhythm programming. The perfectly played piano or the funky organ can be recorded in real time, either with or without note quantization. The same applies to the 16 pads, which play individual sounds from the internal sound generator or from their own samples. This pad mode is familiar from the Akai MPC series. Behind the pads is also the sampler; with 8-fold polyphony, four banks of 16 pads each can be assigned. Sounds and loops can be up to 2 GB in size, time stretching is of course also offered for loops. A comprehensive Arpeggiator and a chord memory function are also part of the Fantom's sophisticated playback aids.Full integration in a DAWThe FANTOM can be fully integrated into the workflow of a DAW (e.g. Apple Logic Pro, GarageBand, MainStage). Thanks to the USB audio interface, 16 stereo tracks can be recorded, edited and, most importantly, processed in parallel in the computer. Three stereo tracks can be addressed from the DAW to the FANTOM, either to edit a track with the analog filter or as an audio output from the DAW to the main mixer. Plug-ins loaded in the DAW can be easily used and edited from the FANTOM, including song position pointers and the entire DAW transport field. DAW and plug-in commands are also stored in the scenes and can be recalled in seconds, provided the computer is connected and the DAW is open. Otherwise, this data is not taken into account when loading.Thanks to several USB ports, it is of course possible to connect other devices in addition to a computer and an external storage medium such as a USB stick. For example, you can connect a second keyboard for two-handed play, a Breath controller or a fader box.System update 2.1The highlights of the new OS 2.1 are the four expansion slots, which can be equipped with expansions of popular and historical Roland synthesizer models. The four timeless classics Jupiter-8, Juno-106, SH-101, and JX-8P mark the beginning of an ever-evolving series. Best of all, the update, which includes a number of bug fixes and improvements, is available for free to all Fantom 6/7/8 owners, as well as the four cult synths!The instruments themselves can be combined in the usual way with the state-of-the-art Zen Core synthesis, V-Piano sounds or for example your own multi-samples. Moreover, each of the four synthesizers is presented with its own interface and of course with the controls of the corresponding originals. Thanks to the Zenology platform, you have access to this huge variety of sounds everywhere.


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Dave Smith


The Evolver, Dave Smith Instruments' first product, is a monophonic hybrid synth that marks Dave Smith's return to the world of hardware synthesizers. Featuring two analog DCOs and two wavetable oscillators, the Evolver also harnesses the power of the analog Curtis filter and its complex modulation matrix of 24 sources and over 75 destinations. The Evolver also features three synchronizable delays, a 4-track 16-step sequencer, 512 editable patches, poly in/out/transfer/chain, and stereo inputs and outputs.The Evolver Mono Keyboard from Dave Smith Instruments adds a 3-octave keyboard and pitch and modulation wheels to the Evolver Hybrid Mono module. The Evolver Mono Keyboard allows for easier performance thanks to the velocity and aftertouch sensitive keyboard, as well as more knobs that expose parameters previously only accessible via the Evolver's menus.The Evolver marked Dave's Smith's triumphant return to hardware synths and is still the gold standard for sonic ferocity in a monosynth. It contains a plethora of Dave's best ideas in a monstrously powerful instrument with a unique sound.The Evolver's unique tone comes from the synergy of its two analog oscillators and two digital oscillators (which take the waves from the legendary Prophet VS). Curtis' classic analog low-pass filters and true analog VCAs add warmth and fullness to the analog section, while the digital high-pass filter, tuned feedback, and digital distortion add sizzle and grit. But what really sets the Evolver apart is the way the analog and digital parts of its personality fit together in a true stereo signal path. The word "massive" doesn't begin to describe the Evolver's sound.Imagine being able to move effortlessly from analog smoothness to digital sharpness, or anywhere in between, and you'll begin to understand. The LFOs, step sequencer, and three separate delays can all be synchronized to create complex, scalable, rhythmic, and time-based effects in true stereo.It's a sound designer's dream that can go from ultra-creamy to ultra-aggressive with the turn of a knob. If you need to be convinced, just listen to the demos.