A flexible beat grid sequencer for odd time, polyrhythm, extreme subdivision, detailed precision, and modular dexterity, the Division Sequencer can act as a straightforward 32 step sequencer, but also gives you the ability to edit the location of the downbeat on the grid, such that the intervening steps are automatically spread into even increments with the downbeat landing right on time.
The top, downbeat lane provides 32 steps to place any number of downbeats, illuminated in yellow. The steps lengths automatically adapt so that for instance, if there are three steps between two downbeats, they’ll operate as triplets, and if there are five steps, you’ll get quintuplets. You can have just five steps for 5/4 time or a more traditional four steps, or up to thirty-two if you like. At the top right, eight pattern buttons let you store and access various patterns, which can have different downbeat sequences and which can be CV triggered. Clear (red, wide) and copy (white, tall) buttons add convenience, a “re-“ button determines whether patterns start at the beginning or middle when switched, and a pink slider sets the tempo with quick buttons for jumping to the system tempo (blue square) or multiples/divisions of 2 or 3 (yellow squares). An invert button (red, left) quickly fills, unfills, or flips any given lane and a record button lets you tap rhythms into place.
Each lane outputs individual triggers and there are also outputs for triggers on the first beat, all of the downbeats, or all of the steps for useful synchronization. You can run from an external clock by connecting the step jack or connect to the sync in or reset jacks for other methods of coordination, such as chaining multiple units together (from sync out to sync in…). CV access to all steps lets you hop around a pattern and jumble it up. And, you can even adjust the output trigger magnitude for some more nuanced applications.
With the Division Sequencer, you’ll find escape from the rigidity of the traditional grid, convenience for experiments with time, and a powerful rhythm machine new music.