Squarp Instruments Released HermodOS V1.20 Firmware Update With Many New Features!

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Squarp Instruments HermodOS V.1.20 is out now for all users of the Hermod 8-track Eurorack sequencer with new features, workflow improvements and bug fixes

Squarp Instrument has released today a new firmware update for their Hermod 8-track Eurorack sequencer. The HermodOS V.1.20 includes new features (lower BPM…), workflow improvements and bug fixes.

Squarp Instruments HermodOS V1.20 Firmware

The 8-track sequencer & interface for your eurorack system. Perfect for composition and live performances. 

New Features

  • STEP MODE: now you can reset the selected note to C4 (click the encoder, select CLEAR SELECTED NOTE).
  • STEP MODE: if no modulation is recorded on a MOD track, the screen displays a dotted line.
  • STEP MODE: if your are not in a modulation track and you hold STEP+rotate the encoder, you will change the octave of the selected note.
  • MIDI FX: new parameter INPUT MOD. Allows you to select the input CC number, in order to control the modulation track (in previous versions, CC1 was the only possible CC number). Note that you will still be able to use CC1 (modwheel) even if this CC is not selected.
  • MIDI FX: new parameter ALLOCATOR. Allows you to select how the voice-stealing works, when the track layout is polyphonic. You can set CYCLIC (when a new the note is received, the next free voice is allocated), POLY (same as in previous versions, works closely as cyclic but if a new note was already allocated on a voice, this voice will keep this new note), FIRST (the first note will always play on the first voice, the second note will always play on the second voice, … ), RANDOM (voices are randomly allocated).
  • TRACK MODE: a small “x” is displayed on the screen, if the track includes events (notes, modulation, gate, pitchbend or aftertouch).
  • SETTINGS: new parameter CV IN > QUANTIZE NOTE = ON (GATE). Get and convert inputed CV/GATE note only at the moment when the gate goes low to high.
  • SETTINGS: new parameter CV IN > RANGE = -2.5V > 2.5V, in order to scale a -2.5V … 2.5V input signal to Hermod’s standard -5V … +5V
  • SETTINGS: new parameters CLOCK > CV CLOCK OUT = G1+RESET, G2+RESET, … G8+RESET. When selected, Hermod will output a RESET signal on the CV output (together with the clock on the GATE output), helping your modules to keep the sync when PLAY is pressed.
  • PROJECT: for more safety, now you have to press X to load a project or delete a project (in the project list).
  • LFO FX: DESTINATION = MOD is now selected by default when you work on a MODULATION track.
  • TRACK LAYOUT = 1 VOICE: MODULATION is now selected by default.
  • Lowest BPM is now 1 instead of 40

Bug Fixes

  • Encoder precision improved.
  • ABDC inputs precision and calibration improved.
  • Monitoring CV/GATE inputs AB or CD (to the CV/GATE outputs) is now only possible when the track is either recording, empty, muted, or if the sequencer is stopped.
  • When you enter a menu, the selection cursor is now always on the left.
  • TAP TEMPO: the limit is now fixed to 250
  • Freeze with DELETE PROJECT empty selection fixed.
  • Freeze with PASTE TRACK fixed.
  • STEP MODE: the C10 note is now accessible with the piano roll
  • STEP MODE = MOD: changing the GATE length was adding an event MODULATION.
  • STEP MODE: advanced mode is now working.
  • Hermod freeze at startup (when receiving incoming midi clock) solved
  • STUCK GATE fixed (when we change the current track, and that track was assigned to CV/GATE inputs).
  • SETTINGS > CV IN > RANGE now works (in previous versions, 0V>5V worked as the -5V>5V parameter).
  • STEP mode: fixed a bug that was making difficult to enter a step when this one was already including pitch or aftertouch.
  • SCALE FX: changing TRANSPOSE parameter was working when if the effect was muted.
  • SCALE FX: CHROMATIC, OCTAVE, MAJ THIRD, FOURTH parameters now works as they should.
  • DELAY FX: DRY/WET = 0% was playing the delayed notes, instead of playing only the original note.
  • DELAY FX: problem with unsynced delayed notes fixed.
  • HARMONIZER FX: the HARMO 4 parameter now works.
  • DELAY FX: problem with unsynced delayed notes fixed.
  • HARMONIZER FX: the HARMO 4 parameter now works.
  • MIDI OUTPUT FX: now it does not send the pitchbend, aftertouch or modulation CC if no changes have been detected.
  • SWING FX: sometimes, the very first notes of the track were missing.
  • LFO FX: when we change the BPM, the LFO effect keeps its sync.
  • PROJECT: LOAD is faster. SAVE is more robust. Latency when we enter the LOAD PROJECT list is drastically reduced.

Squarp Instruments HermodOS V.1.20 firmware update is available now as a free download from the developer website.

More information here: Squarp Instruments

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