This module and the Rhythm Sequencer module have overlapping functionality. The Rhythm Sequencer is perhaps best for detailed control of melodic or other signature rhythms as it enables you to play with velocities, ties, ratcheting, mutual exclusion and gate lengths. However, in many situations the Drum Sequencer is more useful as it enables you to produce up to eight channels of rhythm signals in one module, potentially saving a large amount of space and giving you a nice view of multiple rhythm parts lined up in one neat vertical arrangement.

The Drum Sequencer does cram a lot of buttons into a small area but it’s relatively easy to zoom in when editing to make things less fiddly.

Both the Rhythm Sequencer and Drum Sequencer have GROOVE IN sockets and can respond to micro-timing adjustments from one or more Groove modules. However, unlike the Rhythm Sequencer, the Drum Sequencer ignores the velocity components of a groove signal.

A sophisticated LSSP patch might use a combination of Rhythm Sequencers and Drum Sequencers to achieve an optimal solution balancing the strengths and weaknesses of each module.