I've just uploaded an 8-step sequencer for Live that uses only Live effects and it doesn't require Max for Live. I owe some credit to Aurex's 8-Step V2 sequencer, which inspired me to make a sequencer using the Launchpad. My implementation is simpler and, in my opinion, easier to use. I also find that in being more limited my take on the sequencer encourages more experimentation with your patches rather than going for a shotgun approach of letting your sequencer do everything for you. Go ahead and try it and tell me what you think.