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. They also have far more menues and fewer buttons. I wouldn’t be so quick to compare those with this box.

      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. He demos polymetric sequencing in the video. With 32 steps, you could do any standard polyrhythms easily.

      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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