Ladik S-316: A Compact and Versatile 16-Step CV Sequencer Module for Eurorack

Are you in search of a versatile and compact CV sequencer module for your Eurorack system? Then let me introduce you to the Ladik S-316, a 16-step sequencer that meets all your sequencing needs.

The Ladik S-316 has a range of features that make it a great addition to any modular synth setup. It has clock and reset inputs with accompanying LEDs and manual buttons, a gate output with an LED, and 16-step CV knobs with on/off switches. You can choose the sequence length using the sequence length knob with LED, and set the gate length using the gate length knob with a CV in jack. The module also includes four mode switches, CV out jack, and three direction options of up, up/down (pendulum), and random.

The range of the Ladik S-316 can be switched between 5 octaves unquantized, 5 octaves quantized in semitones, and 2 octaves quantized in semitones. It also has an S/H function that can be turned on/off, and the repeating of certain steps can be adjusted with the sequence length knob, which will turn off the sequence length LED.

The design of the Ladik S-316 is compact, taking up only 22TE/ 22HP/ 112mm of width and 35mm /1.4" of depth, with a maximum current of 35mA. The module comes with a power cable, making it an easy addition to your Eurorack system.

Overall, the Ladik S-316 is a great option for those looking for a versatile CV sequencer module that is both compact and easy to use. Whether you're a professional musician or a hobbyist, this module is sure to impress. Get yours now and enhance your musical productions!

Example Usage

If you want to create a simple but effective bassline, start by connecting your Ladik S-316 to a VCO module and use the CV output jack to send its signal to the pitch input. Set the sequence length knob to 8 steps and adjust the step knobs to create a basic 8-note pattern. Then use the gate output jack to trigger an envelope module and connect it to a VCA module. Finally, connect the VCA output to your mixer or audio interface and adjust the gate length knob to control the duration of each note. You can now play around with the different direction modes to create interesting variations on your bassline!

An intermediate-level usage example for Ladik S-316 would be generating complex and evolving sequences with the help of its 4 mode switches and a clock input. By setting the random mode and adjusting the sequence length knob, the S-316 will create unique and unpredictable 16 steps sequences. Using the SH (sample and hold) function, you can control the random sequence by sending a CV signal to the SH-in jack, allowing you to manipulate the random sequence in real-time. With its compact size and multiple functions, the Ladik S-316 is perfect for adding rhythmic complexity to any modular setup.

Further Thoughts

The Ladik S-316 16-step CV sequencer module can be used in a multitude of ways to create complex and evolving melodies. For example, by using the S/H (sample and hold) function in conjunction with the step on/off switches, one can create a sequence in which only certain steps output a CV value, and those values are held until the next trigger input. This can be used to create intricate, rhythmically complex patterns by setting different step on/off switches for each voice in a patch. Additionally, by utilizing the four mode switches, the direction of the sequence, the reset function, and the range options, the S-316 can be used to create anything from simple basslines to complex generative sequences with ease.