Division 6 Dual Mini Sequencer V2 Update
The Division 6 Dual Mini Sequencer has been an integral part of many of our compositions. This module gives you two handy sequencers in one small footprint.
Comprised of two independent sequencers (one on top and one on bottom), the Division 6 Dual Mini sequencer can not only play the notes, but it can transpose them as well.
This module can be utilized as a clock module and it can be ran in parallel for multiple CVs and/or triggers.
Not only can this module do all of these things, it can also be daisy chained to another Mini Sequencer to add even more steps in your sequence.
Being that the Dual Mini Sequencer has been out for awhile, we were surprised when it was updated out of the blue. What else could make this module better we thought? Well, here is just a list of some of the new updates:
- Multiple sequence memories
- Songs – you can string together sequences (this is rad)
- 5 song memories (you can string sequences together)
- Live transpose
- SLUR – the ability to change the CV OUT to a new note but still doesn’t fire the gate
- 16 different gate timings (including 3 ratchet)
- ACC can be programmed with 3 different modes to choose from (on, on with drop and gate follow)
- Ability to copy a song or sequence
- More speed choices with internal clock
- RESET button integration with various modes
- 1x and Live Edit Modes
- Updates to clock out and Change on Clock mode
It's time to order...
After reading about all of the amazing new features, we had to get ours updated as soon as we could. We reached out to the guys at Synthrotek (this is where we bought our kit from) to see if they have the updated panel/ICs for the Division 6 Dual Mini Sequencer. Luckily, they did and to our surprise it was only 28$ for the updated panel and new IC chips. Click, pay and wait for the arrival of our order.
Out with the old... in with the new
Upon the arrival of the V2 upgrade kit, it was time to dismantle the module and begin lining everything up for the update.
- We started by removing all of the nuts on the panel with our handy Synth DIY Tool set and setting those aside.
- Remove the small screws that hold the panel in place as well. Make sure you don’t misplace these, as they will also be needed when reassembling the V2 panel.
Carefully lift the panel from the PCB/components and set it aside as well. Flip the module over and pull the old IC’s from the PCB and set them aside. (we used our IC leg straightener tool and before you knew it, we were placing the new IC’s and were ready to reassemble the module).
Division 6 Dual Mini Sequencer V2 Gallery
Wrapping it all up...
The new panel was now ready to install. At first glance, one wouldn’t notice a difference between the panels. While V1 was a really nice layout and easy to read, V2 made it more clear and concise. The keypad is now labeled with “SEQUENCE and SONG” and things like “LIVE EDIT” and “AUTO ADVANCE” are now viewable on the panel. This was a much needed update.
Upon installing the new V2 panel, take your time to make sure and line up all of the LEDs again. You do not want to rush this as it can bend the LEDs causing misalignment. Once the panel has been lowered onto the jacks and LEDs, locate the 4 screws that were removed previously and begin placing these.
Grab your Synth DIY Toolset and righten down the nuts on the jacks to complete the the update!
If you were wanting to pick up the Division 6 Dual Mini Sequencer, click the links below to be redirected to add them to your cart. If you have V1, you will only need the $28 upgrade kit, otherwise you would want to purchase one of the other options… you won’t regret it.
Our final thoughts..
In the end, there is no reason to not do this update to the Division 6 Dual Mini Sequencer. For the low price, ease of the upgrade and the benefits it brings to the module, it’s really a no-brainer. We are looking forward to spending some time with the module again and Division 6 has made a great operating guide that we will definitely be referring to during the process.
Comments or Suggestions?
If you have questions about the build process or suggestions/feedback about this article, feel free to let us know by contacting us. We look forward to hearing from you!
Until the next build …