are there any good substitutes? it works perfectly for me, but only has 32 steps. I play on a higher bpm for syncopation, so those 32 steps are essentially 16 for me. I need more steps!

Did you think about shifting the clock into LC instead?

I'm sorry, would you care to elaborate?

Failing a Launch Codes (LC) with more than 32 steps you could try modulating the clock that drives LC with a switch and logic. Not what you asked for but worth trying anyway.

not sure I follow, sorry. how would I go about doing that?

EDIT: I think I get what you're saying except I'm not sure it would work well with realtime sequencing on a live performance. the pattern record/erase mechanism would likely lose it's practicality, which is essentially what's so special about the LC