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Intellijel Designs Steppy 1U

¥37,900 (Tax excluded ¥34,455)
4CH, 64-step full-scale 1U gate sequencer module
Format: 1U (Power supply is shared with Eurorack 3U)
Width: 28HP
Depth: 29mm
Current: 15mA @ + 12V, 1mA @ -12V
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Intellijel's 1U module is not compatible with the 1U "TILE" format from Synthrotek or Pulp Logic. Please install it in Intellijel's 4U, 7U case, etc. For Intellijel 1U size specificationsClick here for the guidelines..



Steppy 1U is a 4-track gate sequencer module. Equipped with 8 memory slots, synchronization with an external clock, and various sequence options, it is designed to be powerful in performance.
  • The sequence step length can be set for each track, and you can drive up to 64 steps.
  • The gate length can be set for each track, and it is also possible to connect the gate from the short trigger to the next step (Tie).
  • Clock division is possible for each track.
  • Swing can be set for each track
  • Gate delay can be set for each track
  • Gate ON probability can be set for each track
  • It is possible to shift the sequence back and forth for each track
  • Repeatedly hits with a resolution higher than each step for each track and each step (Ratcheting)You can do
  • Type a pattern by pressing the button in real timeTap recordingIs also possible
  • You can easily create a fill-like sequence by selecting a part of the entire sequence and temporarily looping it.
  • Copy and paste between patterns and pages is possible


Play / Select / Edit Mode

There are 3 modes in Steppy, and the role of the 16 central buttons changes in each mode.
Play Mode
When neither the Select Mode LED nor the EDIT Mode LED is lit, it is in Play Mode. At this time, the center button edits the gate sequence. Each track has a maximum of 64 steps, and segments (16PagesIt is divided by each) and the pattern of the track / page selected in Select mode described later is displayed. Press the button to set ON / OFF of the gate at each step. If you also want to set a step as the last step, press and hold that button for 1 second to make that step the last and change the sequence length for that track.
select mode
When you press the Select Mode button and the Select Mode LED is lit, you are in Select Mode. At this time, the center button performs the function written on each button with a black background.

In the upper row, TRACK A to D select the tracks to edit / display.
Pages 1: 4 to 4: 4 in the upper row select the page to be edited and displayed.
The lower left four ("x") will be muted for each track.
The four on the lower right side are from left to right
  • Whether or not to follow the page: Select whether to display the currently sequenced page or keep displaying the selected page
  • Loopy mode: In Loopy mode, all four tracks will only loop in that range while holding down the end button of that part of the sequence. When you release the button, it will return to the position where it should be in the original sequence, so you can easily create a fill.
  • RESET: Press to reset all sequences to their original position. The same operation as when a trigger is input to the RST jack
  • CLR: Clears the sequence of the selected track. Pressing the button once briefly removes all gates that are on, but does not delete other track parameters such as delay or swing. Pressing and holding for 1 second will also delete and initialize those parameter settings from that track.
Edit Mode
When you press the EDIT Mode button and the EDIT Mode LED is lit, you are in Edit Mode. In Edit Mode, you can change the gate length, clock division number, and swing settings for each track. To make track and page selection easier, you can select a track or page by pressing the Select Mode button while in Edit Mode. After selecting, press the Select Mode button again to return to the normal Edit Mode without pressing the Edit Mode button.

The subscripts on the lower buttons correspond to the sequence parameters to be edited for each track. Press the button of the parameter you want to edit to select it, and press the upper button to change the parameter value in 8 steps. When selecting a value, long press the selected upper button,All 4 tracksYou can apply the selected parameters to at once. The details of each parameter are as follows.
  • GATE: Sets the output gate length of the selected track. If you press the leftmost button on the upper row, the length will be the same as the input clock. If you select the second from the left, the gate will have a short pulse, and the gates from the third will become longer. If you press the rightmost button, the gate will be exactly the length between steps and will be connected to the next step (tie).
  • CLK ÷: Divide the sequence clock into a slow sequence. The eight buttons increase the divide as you move to the right, and become / 8, / 1, / 2, / 3, / 4, / 8, / 16, / 32 in order.
  • SWING: Set the swing amount for each track. The eight buttons have larger swings toward the right, 8% (no swing), 50%, 54%, 58%, 62%, 66%, 70%, 75% from the left.
  • DELAY: トラックごとにシーケンス全体を(1ステップの範囲内で)遅らせます。8つのボタンは右に行くにつれて遅れが大きくなり、左から0%(スイングなし),8%,17%,25%,33%,42%,50%,58%です
  • PROBs: You can set the probability that the gate that is ON on the track will actually be output. Eight buttons have a higher probability of occurrence as they move to the right, and from the left are 8%, 12.5%, 25%, 37.5%, 50%, 62.5%, 75%, 87.5% (default).
  • SHIFT: Shifts the pattern back and forth in steps for each track. The shift amount set with 8 buttons is 4 steps left from the left, 3 steps left, 2 steps left, 1 step right, 2 steps right, 3 steps right, 4 steps right.
  • SAVE: Press the SAVE button to save the pattern. You can save up to eight, and select the save destination preset with the upper button. Unsaved patterns will be lost when you turn off the power, so be sure to save the patterns you want to recall next time.
  • LOAD: Press the LOAD button to recall the pattern. Select the recalled pattern from the maximum 8 patterns that you saved using the upper button.


Ratcheting is a function to perform continuous hits at a speed shorter than 1 step in 1 step. Ratcheting can be set for each track and step.

To set ratcheting, select the track and page you want to edit and press and hold the Edit button to enter ratcheting setting mode. Press the button to select the step for which you want to set ratcheting. Select the number of consecutive ratcheting strokes in the reverse order of the selected button. From left to right, 1 (no ratcheting), 2,3,4,6,8,12, random.

When the ratchet number of a certain step is set, you can edit the ratchet number of that step as it is by selecting the step on the same step. To set a step in a different step, press the Edit button once to return to the step selection state, then select the step you want to edit. When selecting a step, hold down the step you want to copy the ratchet number and press the step you want to paste to change the ratchet number.CopyI can do it. Press and hold the Edit button again to exit ratcheting setting mode

Tap recording

With Steppy, you can also tap-record by hitting a pattern while pressing a button in real time. The pattern you typed in will be played after being quantized to the clock after reflecting all settings such as delay, clock division, ratcheting, etc. You can enter tap recording mode by holding down the Select button and pressing the Edit button. Press the Edit button to get out.

In tap recording mode, 16 buttons are divided into 4 segments. Press the 4 buttons on the upper left to actually program the gate ON for each track in real time. Below that, the four buttons on the lower right are gate deletion buttons. The gate on the step passed while you are pressing is deleted. The four buttons in the upper right light up when each track returns to step 4, and the four buttons in the lower right display the sequence briefly.

Copy between tracks and pages

Copy and paste between tracks and pages is done in Select mode. Parameters such as swing and gate probability are not copied.

In Select mode, hold down the button of the track that contains the original pattern you want to copy, and then press the button of the destination track you want to copy. Similarly, when copying between pages, press the button for the copy destination page while pressing the copy source page.


firmware Update

Follow the steps below to update the firmware.
  1. Power down the module
  2. Connect the USB cable from the back of the module to your computer.
  3. IntellijelPagesOpen the updater downloaded from and select the module and version from the dropdowns.
  4. Hold down the EDIT button and power cycle the module
  5. At the bottom of the updaterUpdateWhen the button is pressed, the progress bar starts, and when the message “Update completed successfully” is displayed at the end, the update is complete.
  6. Restart the modular and it should work with the new firmware