Polyend has introduced Play, described as “the most fun sample- and MIDI-based groovebox ever”.
Play features 8 audio tracks and 8 polyphonic MIDI tracks, 30 kits to get started with, over 3,000 samples and a workflow that’s designed to be inspiring and simple.
- Compact standalone workstation, designed to have immediacy and simplicity at its core
- 8 audio tracks and 8 polyphonic MIDI tracks
- 30,000 track variations available, thanks to 128 Patterns holding 16 tracks, with up to 16 variations in each individual track.
- Track Length ranges from one to 64 steps, while each track can also benefit from different BPM-related Tempo, and even Swing values, as well as various types of playback.
- Control external synths and drum machines on individual tracks, with the ability to output a separate set of MIDI values per track.
- Flexible MIDI CC mapping per track for its individual rotary knobs, so users can connect an external controller for MIDI note input. It is possible to output chords, arpeggios, program and bank changes, pitch bend, clock, and more.
- 16×8 step sequencing grid
- Algorithmic or percentage-based probability
- Step Repeater (capable of making short stutters, pitch effects, volume fades, and more).
- Smart Fill tool
- Simple Select, Copy, and Paste controls make moving data — steps, tracks, track pages, variations — easy.
- Scale filtering to force Play to input and output only notes that fit the selected scale.
- Play’s Perform mode makes non-destructive changes to tracks via performance effects, including Filter Cutoff, Resonance, Microtune, Overdrive, and more.
- Master FX, including delay, limiter, reverb, saturator, and sound enhancer
- Live record automation (using the onscreen Live Rec button) or change individual step values on the fly
- Record monophonic or polyphonic MIDI data (using the Note knob, the View controller function, or an external controller).
- Customizable chaining of Patterns permit mapping out entire sequences anywhere on the grid for live performance,.
- Save and Reset patterns
Pricing and Availabilty
The Polyend Play is available to preorder, priced at of €799.00 EUR/$799.00 USD.