Hermod Eurorack Modular Brain Pricing & Availability

Squarp has announced pricing and availability for its new Hermod ‘modular brain’ for Eurorack synthesizers.

Hermod brings together a powerful step sequencer, a CV looper, a real-time effect processor, LFO generators and a bi-directional MIDI-USB-CV input/output interface.

Pricing and Availability

The Hermod is expected to ship in January, with pre-orders starting in December for $450 / 380€. See the Squarp site for details.

Specifications:

Core player

  • Number of tracks: 8
  • Number of sequences: 8
  • Number of projects: unlimited
  • Number of events (notes, automation) per project: ~40000
  • Track length: 1/4 bar to 16 bars
  • Recording resolution: 24ppqn
  • Tempo: 40 to 250 BPM

Tracks

  • Maximum number of notes per step (polyphony): 8
  • Maximum number of effects per track: 8
  • Note pitch: C0 to B9
  • Note velocity: 0 to 127
  • Note width: 1/24th to 16 bars
  • Zoom: x1 (1 step = 1 quarter notes) to x8 (1 step = 1/32th note)

Inputs

MIDI (to control Hermod with a MIDI controller)

  • USB host (to control Hermod with a computer)
  • USB device (to control Hermod with an USB controller)
  • 4x CV in [-5V to +5V] (to control Hermod with CV/GATE notes, CV modulation, clock)

Outputs

  • MIDI (up to 8 channels)
  • USB host
  • USB device
  • 8x CV out [-5V to +5V]
  • 8x GATE out [0V to +5V]

User interface

  • 16 backlit silicon button pads
  • Menu clickable encoder
  • White backlit high contrast LCD screen
  • 8x RGB LEDS to display the CV/GATE voltages
  • MicroSD card slot to save your projects and upgrade the OS (SD card included)

Other

  • CPU: 216MHz ARM Cortex-M7
  • DAC resolution: 16-bit
  • ADC resolution: 12-bit
  • Width: 24HP (up to 30mm in depth)
  • Requires a ±12V eurorack supply (consume 310mA from the +12V rail and 30mA from the -12V rail)

6 thoughts on “Hermod Eurorack Modular Brain Pricing & Availability

    1. Yes but you are going to need want actual CV, not CV converted to MIDI, you are going to need a DC coupled audio interface or additional module like the ES-3/ES-6 or ES-8 to facilitate it.

  1. This might possibly be the most dangerous piece of Eurorack gear ever released. Because 8 tracks means I’ll need dozens of new modules…

  2. Wait a second, only 40-240 bpm? Why not the 10-999.9 of the Pyramid? Most of my clocks in my modular do 20 to 500+bpm… Not I’m not so sure I shouldn’t be buying a pyramid instead

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