Robaux is calling the LL8 the little brother of its SWT16 trigger sequencer and it offers classic 16-step drum programming over 8 tracks in a very neat little package.
There’s not much to it really. You have 16 buttons with which to turn on triggers and program your drum patterns. It’s as easy as programming a TR style drum machine but in a nicely compact space. Each of the 8 tracks is wired to a different output from the circle of patch sockets.
The bottom row of buttons offer some extra features. In Mute & Fill mode you can mute and unmute the 8 tracks at the touch of a button, or you can hold a button to add continuous triggers. In Edit mode you can edit the current pattern and use it to generate random patterns. In Patterns mode you can switch between any of the 16 patterns you’ve programmed and you can combine them in to longer patterns and songs. It really is as simple as all that.
They’ve also got a MIDI Expander so you can run MIDI triggers out to other MIDI drum machines and samplers.
It’s a cool little module that offers enough functionality to bring some old school drum programming to your rack.