Audio Damage ADM06 Sequencer 1 Now Available

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Audio Damage has announced that the Sequencer 1, its new Eurorack step sequencer, is now available.

According to the company, the ADM06 Sequencer 1 is ‘the most sophisticated Euro-rack sequencer available”. 

Here’s a preview of the Audio Damage Sequencer 1 in action:

Here’s what they have to say about the Sequencer 1:

Sometimes, a company has to throw down the gauntlet and say “this right here is the best thing, period, full stop.” Sequencer 1 is that thing. It is, empirically, the most sophisticated Euro-rack sequencer available.

With a musically intuitive approach to programming, a massive helping of generative functions, and a feature list as long as, well, a really, really long list, Sequencer 1 covers all the bases, and then some.

With Micro SD card storage and software updates, backing up and updating are as easy as dragging and dropping. Four banks of 16 patterns (each up to 64 steps) make live performance a breeze. Front-panel one-push access to all commonly-used features means no menu diving, no rote memorization of hex codes, and no confusion. 1V/Oct, Hz/V and gate/inverse gate/S-Trig outputs mean it’ll drive both modern Eurorack and vintage analog synths. Hell, the three tempo-synced LFOs are worth the price of admission alone.

In short, Sequencer 1 is the end-all-be-all of production sequencers, for both studio use and live performance, and the feature list will only get longer, with a clear roadmap of updates and additions, and all the programming knowledge and experience that Audio Damage can bring to bear on this, our flagship product.

Features:

  • Four banks of sixteen patterns each, for a total of 64 patterns.
  • Each pattern can be 1 to 64 steps.
  • Direct front-panel access to all major features; hardly any menu diving.
  • Micro SD Card (on back of unit) for pattern storage and super-simple firmware updates. 2gb Micro SD card included with unit, pre-installed with latest firmware.
  • 1V/Oct and Hz/Volt pitch CV output.
  • Individually programmable gate and accent outputs, with selectable gate, inverse gate (vintage Yamaha), and S-trig (vintage Korg and Moog) modes.
  • External sync, run, and reset inputs. (1 pulse per step currently. 24- and 48-ppq DIN sync coming soon!)
  • Zero-latency sync, run, and reset outputs. (24- and 48-ppq modes coming soon!)
  • Three tempo-synced internal LFOs with 25 waveforms, phase, three voltage modes, and length from single step to 256 steps (16 measures at 4/4).
  • Two CV inputs for modulating current step, step mode, gate length, current pattern, transpose, repeat mode, and ratcheting.
  • Three CV outputs programmable per step, with several LFO modes (replace, addition, and multiplication).
  • Programmable per step: pitch, gate, accent, note length/tie, three CV output values, slide, and ratchet.
  • Programmable per pattern: swing, number of steps, playback mode (forward, reverse, two ping-pong modes, random step, every other step, and walk.)
  • Front-panel “Repeat” functions for live-cutting of sequences; repeats the last 8, 4, 2, or 1 step(s) while held down. Also a CV modulation target.
  • Front-panel “Ratchet” functions for ratcheting 2 or 4 times on each step while held down. An additional 3-step ratchet is available for direct programming per step.
  • 20mm depth, eminently skiffable.
  • 36HP width, 110ma current draw on the +12V buss.
  • Manual coming soon.

The Audio Damage Sequencer 1 is priced at US $699. See the AD site for details.

36 thoughts on “Audio Damage ADM06 Sequencer 1 Now Available

  1. Wow!!! Looks amazing.
    Are they going to make a desktop version for non-modular users?

    I would love to buy a Cirklon but so hard to get and about double the price.

    1. I wish there was a desktop version of this that was midi only. Mainly I just want something like the Octatrack’s midi sequencer as a 16 midi-track only sequencer.

  2. I would like to see this as an iPad app – not everybody wants to spend $700 on a hardware sequencer, when inside the sequencer, it’s all software.

    It seems like Chris Randall introduced Phaedra and then just abandoned it. It’s still cool for what it is, but I’d like to see some of the features of this sequencer, like ratcheting, be added.

      1. Every modular owner I know has a MIDI -to CV converter already.

        If you need to use CV as a modulator, maybe that’s worth $700 to you.

        But that doesn’t make it any less useful to leverage cheap mainstream hardware, for those that don’t need expensive single-purpose hardware.

        1. Yeah so do I.

          But you are completely missing the point if you think a software app running on an iPad can in any way compare to a dedicated hardware sequencer. With 3xCV per step as well as pitch CV, and all the other eurorack goodness that comes with it, gate, accent, cv inputs, etc etc.

    1. ok, hyperbole aside, it DOES look nice and well and thoroughly thought out on many levels… having fairly extensive experience with sequencers, watching the video I was waiting for a fail, or something they forgot given the obvious claims, … i didn’t see any, and saw a lot of great and easy to implement ideas without whole lotta fuss. What did you see that you disagree with? and I imagine you are not on the market for such a product, so thanks for showing up.

      1. I quote from the previous post on synthopia: “the digital noise in the patch, which is apparent if you listen in headphones, is due to fact that this is a programming rig, and is connected by un-isolated USB to a computer. The noise comes from the embedded programmer. I forgot to disconnect it before recording this. No big deal.”

        Besides this the video quality is also very poor (red led saturating, hands masking the manipulations).

        And lastly, there is not so much info on what is going on! They say no menu diving but the guy spent 50% of his time navigating into menu on the LCD screen…

  3. If there is one thing we all should have learned by now it’s that you should never take these products for what their worth based on the demo!!! 9 times out of 10 they are awful

  4. Sorry, but this is NOT the most sophisticated sequencer in Eurorack land: Orthogonal Devices ER-101 is! It’s everything this sequencer tries to be multiplied by 4!!!!!

  5. As e very happy Analog Four owner that is irrelevant for me, but looks super cool if you want a great sequencer and want to stay within the eurorak realm, so I think if that’s your case that sounds as a great device.

    That said, I am just annoyed about the how “modular is affordable” speech. I mean, it’s not really. For example, considering that an Analog Four is $1349 and I know it’s almost the double of the price of this sequencer, but it gives you way more than the double of the functionality.

    I always try not to judge the price a company set for their products because I don’t have info on cost of production, research & development, marketing, etc, but I can’t help myself to not ask: Isn’t eurorack manufactures overpricing their products because modular synth is “the hot thing of the moment”?

  6. That looks awful and really limited.
    Who is gong to make a hardware sequencer based on the old Atari style cubase.That was almost limitless and stable. A simple box with a screen, a mouse connection midi in and out .
    The amount of hardware synthesizers that are coming out now the market is strong.
    In Key edit all the stuff that a step sequencer can do can be done very fast and with full control.
    I use things like tb 303’s . People talk about its step sequencer , it is seriously naff and can be played ten times better and basslines written faster in one page of cubase.
    The problem is stability with software, excess screen info, resizing pages, sync issues etc. As a synth user and guy who gets vinyl out , my experience is sequencers where better 20 years ago than now.

    1. do it and i’ll buy it. 🙂

      tbh, i think there would be a reasonable market for someone to refurb ataris for use a sequencers at an affordable price.

      buy hXc kits in bulk to get a discount, (maybe make a deal with steinberg?) i dunno what else, i’d guess newer power supplies could be cheaper? any of the other internals? …although maybe porting something like that to raspberry pi or another embedded system? i think that can run acorn, which is bbc computers, but still…

  7. First let me say that I like the idea of an hardware step-sequencer dedicated to the modular world and particularly the euro format… But I really don’t like the way they “sell” this product. All this very pedantic talk about “this is the best”, “period, full stop”, “end-all-be-all” etc don’t help the product at all. Electronic music, and modular synth in particular, is all about having a variety of musical instruments with different approaches to achieve the same goal. There is no “best” instrument, there are instruments that people find helpful and other don’t. Sorry guys but i don’t want to spend that kind of $$$ into a product made by pompous people. If you really like your product (and that seems to be the case) then throw some effort into making a real good demonstration video 😉 and stop boasting with this kind of product description!

  8. Interesting but perhaps not the best demo. Maybe they should have gotten Cenk to do it? By the looks of it he’d find that interface pretty darned familiar!

  9. I’d go head to head with an A4 and Rene any day 😉

    Mind you… I’d actually have to get a Rene first 😀

    Totally agree with the sentiments above about this being a tough call to say it’s the best, I followed closely and understood what was going on, and there’s nothing that unusual in this video.

    The Random LFO on the step towards the end was the only thing that was even a little bit different, but meh. Surely it must do more than this?

  10. How the knobs will be looking in the final product? Because they look way way better in the image than those actually showned in the video… Maybe it sounds trivial but for 700 bucks, one can expect a little more effort on the aesthetic side.

  11. Expensive for sure,But the 3 complete sync LFO’s relativize the price IMHO.The possibility to reapeat last steps without shifting the sequence,ratcheting function,playing successive patterns linked up and all the different playback modes make of this module a real killer…

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