The Polyend SEQ Is A WYSIWYG Drum Step Sequencer (Sneak Preview)

At Superbooth 16, we talked with gear startup Polyend about their upcoming SEQ WYSIWYG drum step sequencer.

The SEQ is a beautiful visual step sequencer – a bit like a monome on steroids.

In the video above, Polyend founder Piotr Raczynski gives an overview and demo of the SEQ. Raczynski calls the SEQ a ‘what you see is what you get’ (WYSIWYG) sequencer, because there is a row for each of its 8 channels, and each step of the sequence has a dedicated button. 

The SEQ is designed primarily for sequencing percussion, and can be used with control voltage, MIDI and USB MIDI devices.

At the show, Polyend also generated a lot of interest with their PERC robotic MIDI percussion system, below.

Polyend’s PERC is now available for pre-order. Details are available at the Polyend site. Details on the pricing and availability of the SEQ are still to be announced.

9 thoughts on “The Polyend SEQ Is A WYSIWYG Drum Step Sequencer (Sneak Preview)

  1. No song mode? That would be bad. What about quantize and swing capabilities? 1,000 euros for only eight tracks? Too expensive. For comparison: Electribe 2 and Electribe 2S cost 400 euros each, have 16 tracks and come with lots of excellent groove templates.

      1. so you have to manually switch patterns in order to create a song? give me a break. the electribes have at least a viable workaround called event recorder.

  2. Very nice design! It looks very usable and uncomplicated, i want one. One thought though, if it’s capable of poly-rhythms, which is a great feature, maybe a 16 step version would be equally useful and possibly cheaper and more portable?

      1. yes 16 steps and 16 tracks plus lots of nice play modes
        i think i’ll get mine out not fired it up in awhile

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