MATRIXSYNTH: Squarp Pyramid Comprehensive Sequencer Tutorial

Monday, October 29, 2018

Squarp Pyramid Comprehensive Sequencer Tutorial


Published on Oct 29, 2018

"A comprehensive tutorial for Squarp's Pyramid sequencer. With 64 tracks, 2 MIDI DIN ports, MIDI over USB and CV, Gate and Mod outputs, Pyramid can sequence and loop dozens of instruments in very large setups with few limitations.

If you want a shorter review and comparison to Hermod, Squarp's modular sequencer - here's a link to it: [posted here] - this video is a deeper dive into Pyramid - getting into the details, features and workflow.

We've got a lot to cover:

1:00 OVERVIEW
11:00 LIVE MODE
17:00 STEP MODE
31:40 TRACK MODE
41:25 SEQ MODE
46:35 MIDI EFFECTS
53:55 MISC

OVERVIEW
1:10 Connectivity
2:00 Panel overview
2:30 Basic terms
3:15 Modes
4:00 Project scope
5:30 Navigation
5:50 Screen layout
7:20 Secondary functions
7:45 Misc controls
8:50 Track basics

LIVE MODE
11:00 Pad layout
11:45 Using a MIDI keyboard
12:00 Recording live
13:05 Holding notes
13:40 Hard rec/overdub
14:05 Smart pad modes
14:20 Chord mode
15:00 Repeat
15:30 Scale mode
16:00 Custom

STEP MODE
17:00 Entering notes
18:15 Viewing notes
19:35 Mono/Poly views
20:00 MIDI keyboard benefits
20:25 Paging and zoom
21:45 Editing notes
23:10 Chord step mode
24:00 Euclidean sequencing
25:45 CC & MIDI FX automation
29:30 Player zone & misc

TRACK MODE
31:40 Pads, banks & tracks
33:20 Track settings
33:45 Hardware def files
34:55 Consolidate
35:15 Run modes
35:35 Transposing tracks
36:00 Patterns
38:25 Polyrhythms & polymeters

SEQ MODE
41:25 What are sequences?
42:40 Perform/Play/Loop
43:30 Chaining sequences
45:20 Quick changes
45:40 Free/relatch/trig
46:00 Sequence display

MIDI EFFECTS
46:50 Overview
47:15 Effect chain explained
48:15 Editing effects
48:55 Exploring a few FX
53:45 FX mods - see Step mode

MISC
53:55 Assigning the encoders
54:55 Assigning the XY Pads
55:10 Assigning CV & controllers
55:30 Project management
55:55 Playing MIDI files
56:35 General settings"

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