our MIDI to Gate+Velocity converter module. Trigger (Gate) eight drum voices in your rack from your external sequencer.

  • Intellijel 1RU format or 3U 5HP
  • 8 Gate outs
  • 8 CV outs for corresponding Velocity or CCs 69-76 of same MIDI Channel (Velocity better suited for Beatstep Pro, CCs better for Octatrack/Digitakt users) 
  • 3.5mm auto crossover TRS MIDI Input. (type A or type B outputs without adapter)
  • Internal MIDI Thru for daisy chaining multiple Tram8s (TTL level)
  • 12bit DAC – 5V max. for Velocity or CC of 127
  • Backside switch for direct 5V bus or internal 5V regulator (from +12V rail) power supply.
  • SysEx files for FW updates. alternative firmwares with different functions available



Firmware downloads and firmware hacking:

You’ll find all current firmwares and betas here: 

All the files necessary to roll your own and maybe better firmwares are here:

Firmware V1.2:

Download V.1.2

  • combines Original and CC firmware 
  • Use Learn menu to switch between CV Out behaviour: Velocity or CCs 69-76 (short press of Learn – blinking LED indicates CC mode)
  • Leave Learn menu by long press of Learn – no need to actually learn anymore
  • supports hardware revision V1.1

Outs in Clock&Random:

Clocks & Random firmware v1.2
– V1.2 stops clocks when MIDI Stop is received. Less annoyance with Octatrack or Circuit or any other device that keeps sending clock messages after a stop. 

Clocks & Random firmware v1.1
– V1.1 compatible with HW rev. 1.1

Clocks & Random firmware v1.0

Gate Outputs:
1: Run signal - goes high with start low with stop 
2: clock 24ppqn 
3: clock 4ppqn aka 16th triggers. 
4: 8th note trigger 
5: clock 1ppqn aka quarter note triggers 
6: half note shifted by a quarter (simple snare position)
7: beginning of bar pulse 
8: 16th divided by 3 clock 

Velocity/CV Outputs:
1: random triggered each 16th 
2: random triggered each 16th 
3: brownian random triggered each 16th (drunken walk) 
4: random triggered each quarter 
5: random triggered each quarter 
6: brownian random triggered each quarter (drunken walk) 
7: random triggered each bar 
8: 16th stepped ramp to go from 0-5V in a bar

Older Firmware:

Original firmware download V.1.0

Original firmware download V1.1b

– BUGFIX: running status messages caused hanging gate outputs

Gates&CCs firmware download (beta)

Gate outs as in the stock firmware, but CV Outs are CCs 69-76 of the same MIDI Channel. Advised for ELEKTRON users