Synthetic Sound Labs Releases New 1651 Mini Sequencer II Module

Synthetic Sound Labs Releases New 1651 Mini Sequencer II Module

Post date:

Mon, 09/13/2021 - 10:36


Naomi Bolton

Synthetic Sound Labs have recently teamed up with Division-6 to release an upgraded version of their popular 1650 Sequencer. Called the 1651 Mini Sequencer II, this Moog format sequencer offers quite a few improvements over its predecessor.

Some of the feature enhancements over the 1650 include the ability to store up to five songs of sixteen sequences each and seven sequences of up to sixteen steps each. It also features auto-advance step when programming, live transpose, and live edit along with variable gate timing, including ratcheting. In addition, steps can now slur without retriggering, and users can take advantage of the new clock out. Standard CV and pulse out are available with the 1651 along with an ACC (Accent? Accessory?) out. The latter can be used to open up a filter, enable a glide, trigger a drum, as well as many other things. Although the 1651 has its own internal clock, you can also connect an external clock for greater tempo control or sync with other devices.

According to Synthetic Sound Labs, it is possible to cascade multiple 1651's for those who want to create longer, more complex, and syncopated patterns. In addition, when using two sequencers, they can either run entirely independently or daisy-chained using the START IN / END OUT jacks. Check out the list of 1651 features below and head on over to the official website where the mini sequencer is available for $325.


CV OUT covers 5 octaves

Sequences can be set to any length up to 16 steps by using the LOOP feature

Setting a step to REST holds the previous pitch and doesn't fire PULSE out

Setting a step to SLUR changes to the new CV and doesn't fire the PULSE out

In Standby mode, the sequencer can be used as a tiny keyboard without altering programmed sequences

Seven sequence memories with up to 16 steps per sequence.

Five song memories string up to 16 sequences together

Live transpose

Much more…