14 thoughts on “Polyend Seq Hands-On Demo

      1. Wow, so snobbish. If your poor, your not a “serious musician”?!? I find that statement totally repulsive. If your a reflection of the Polyend community, then I’ll pass up on this.

        1. Do you really think it’s snobbish to suggest that someone serious about music should be able to save up 1000 bucks for a piece of pro gear?

          Buying good gear is not being snobbish – it’s investing in yourself and it’s investing in your craft. And anyone can do that.

          When I bought my first synthesizer, I was working a minimum wage job. It took me four months to save up the money, but I got a good synth and I still have it.

          From my perspective, some people have a sort of ‘reverse snobbery’, dissing any pro gear that gets covered by Synthtopia for being ‘overpriced’.

          You’re always better off, in the long run, if you can be thoughtful and selective about the gear you buy, and get a few pieces of pro gear, rather than a haphazard collection of cheap stuff.

          Look at SLG’s setup, in the video. It’s a pretty attainable rig, but it’s also very capable, and the Seq is controlling everything.

  1. Why is this limited to 8 tracks? It’s not like it has CV built in. With Push or Maschine Jam, you can do the same thing with unlimited tracks and loads more polyphony.

    1. You missed the WYSIWYG comment in the video.

      The Seq has 8 tracks of 32 steps, which means you see everything at once and if you want to change anything, it has a dedicated button.

      This is a different goal than what you’d have with a DAW or with a workstation-style sequencer. It is more like a traditional step-sequencer on steroids.

      If you’re wanting unlimited tracks and polyphony, unlimited sequence lengths, etc, you’re not looking for a step-sequencer on steroids, you’re wanting a DAW or workstation.

  2. The developers are impressively engaged. At some point, I was “musing” about it having more chords and differently organized. The developers approached me about it, I sent them a revised chord list and they implemented it in the next firmware update! They are working on updating the scales list as well, as they want to improve this device’s capabilities as a compositional tool.

    1. Yeah sure, the guy above just mentioned chords per step and you claim that the tracks are monophonic, good reading and understanding skills bro!

      1. ah, i see. i guess i was mistaken. i´m sorry. but from what i understand you cannot simply define the notes for each chord. you have to rely on their selection of chords, right? i don´t like that. i can buy a mc-808 for 300 euros. its sequencer is way more powerful than this.

  3. I thought it was a nice demo and was impressed at SLG’s (flex)ability to jam on the floor, but in the back of my mind I was thinking the next piece of gear he should get is a table.

  4. I am confused about the price on this. Yes I understand it is finished in ‘Apple’ like quality and it is a beautiful design. For some people this is great as I understand the need to engage with an instrument and often how an instruments looks can determines how the user engages it However that aside I’m still really confused about the price. It is seriously expensive. Serious musician or not I think most people are concerned with value for money. Yes I spend money on equipment but I want to know what it is I’m getting for my money. After all SEQ is a sequencer and to be honest not a very sophisticated one. I feel like the same thing could have been built with slightly less focus on the materials it was built from and came out a lot more affordable.

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