Polyend Tracker Plus Adds New Sampling & Synthesis Options

Ahead of Superbooth 2024, Polyend has introduced the Tracker+, a Stereo Sampler, 16-track Sequencer, Synthesizer and Drum Machine.

They say that the Tracker+ improves on the original Tracker in almost every way, adding USB audio, Stereo sampling and playback, Synthesizer and drum machine engines, 8 extra tracks of MIDI and synth engine sequencing, increased sample memory and more.

Here’s what’s new in the Polyend Tracker+:

  • Tracker+ adds four synth engines exclusive to Polyend’s devices. Eight voices can be loaded per project into three synth instruments.
    • ACDTM – transports you back to the golden age of electronic music with its recreation of iconic single-oscillator monophonic analog synths
    • FATTM – a powerhouse synth engine that epitomizes the lush, vintage warmth of classic analog synthesizers with three virtual analog oscillators, an intuitive drift and detune control.
    • VAPTM – Virtual Analog Polysynth, boasting a dual-oscillator architecture and a versatile modulation matrix.
    • WTFMTM – unique 2-operator FM synth engine that utilizes WaveTable-based oscillators driven by a 3x feedback system.
  • PERC is a unique drum synthesis machine that can be loaded into a synth instrument. It takes up 1 of the 8 synth voices but can simultaneously play back up to five unique drum sounds.
    • Drums include a Kick, Tom, Snare, open and closed Hi-Hats, Cymbal, and Perc for each kit.
    • Every drum is deeply tweakable with detailed control of parameters for each drum sound for a massive variety of drum tones.
  • Tracker+ adds a refined synth editor designed for fast patch editing.
    • It uses the grid for quick access to different parameters and control of over 100 different synth parameters and multi-macros.
    • Six multi-macros can be either sequenced or controlled in real-time via the instrument parameters page. A
    • Add Tracker’s classic Step FX to these synth sequences to compose dynamic and evolving synth patterns easily.
    • Over 250 professional synth presets are included.
  • Expanded Sequencer and Song Mode – Tracker+ adds 8 additional MIDI/Synth tracks for 16 tracks total.
    • The first eight tracks are universal and can sequence stereo sample-based instruments, MIDI, or Synth engines.
    • Tracks 9-16 can sequence MIDI tracks or Synth and drum machine instruments.
    • Synths can be resampled in stereo, saved, and loaded into sample instruments as well.
    • Tracker’s advanced song mode has been expanded to accommodate all sixteen tracks.
  • Tracker+ can sample in stereo or mono via the TRS audio input. Resampling of synths or samples, wavetables, the granular engine and all other playback modes are also now in stereo.
  • Tracker+ gets advanced USB functionality with Audio over USB and USB mass storage.
  • Manage your files on a computer over USB without removing the SD card.
    • Record multitrack audio with 14 tracks of audio over USB sent directly to your DAW. U
    • SB Audio Tracks include one master track, eight stereo sample tracks, one track per synth engine, and delay and reverb effect sends.
  • Hardware Upgrades – The hardware has been upgraded with faster processing, increased memory for around eleven minutes of mono or five minutes of stereo sampling, new soft-touch mechanical buttons, and a refined jog wheel.
  • Tracker Mini Compatibility – With the Tracker Mini 2.0 update, Tracker+ projects will be completely compatible with Tracker Mini, record a sketch on your Tracker Mini and finish it on Tracker+. Tracker Mini 2.0 will arrive this summer.
  • In addition, Tracker+ includes all the features from the original Tracker.

Pricing and Availability:

Tracker+ is available now for $/€ 799.

3 thoughts on “Polyend Tracker Plus Adds New Sampling & Synthesis Options

  1. Certainly want the Tracker+, really like the tracker workflow on the OG. At so point I was thinking about the Mini, but I might miss the jog wheel, so this one is perfect for me. I’d have liked the build in battery though.

  2. polyend play was my first and only box. was glad to support a european small company.
    absolutely no way in hell I am getting anything from them.

    as a midi sequencer for external gear its is just so incredibly overrate and super fiddly. also love when a box i get loses 50% value after couple of months.

    screw this garbage company and that ben guy that made me buy it.

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