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Can I use Anywhere module with a wall charger instead of a power brick?

Anywhere module was designed to be used with a power brick, but you can use it with a wall adapter too. As long as its amperage is enough to power up your setup. Check the needs of your rig using Polyend Anywhere Power Bank Requirements - tinyurl.com/ydc7hghe

Get a decent wall charger thou, at least 2.4A or higher. A laptop's USB port or phone charger might be not enough.

What are the Polyend Anywhere Power Bank Requirements?

It depends on your exact setup, and the power consumption of each module in it. Please use this simple tool for the calculations.

https://bit.ly/2nYJ3fz

What power bank should I use for Anywhere?

The simpler, the better. Power banks with "intelligent" sophisticated IQ functions may not be able to work with the Anywhere as they have processors waiting for the return signals from the smartphones or whatever else devices.

Do I need to pay tax if I order from outside EU?

No, if you're purchasing from outside of EU the price you see includes 0% tax and the shipping cost. It says it includes VAT but in your case it equals 0%.

Where is Polyend based?

We are based in northeast Poland in a capital city called Olsztyn.

https://tinyurl.com/ybluwoxa

Where is my package send from?

All instruments purchased thru our web based store are being send from our HQ in Poland.

What are payment methods in your online shop?

Mainly for purchases done on our web store we're using PayPal, but you can also use your credit card or make a wire transfer to our bank account. Just let us know what do you prefer.

I live in EU country and want to purchase with 0% VAT, is it possible?

Yes. You just need to purchase for a company that has an active EU VAT. You can check it here:
http://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/vies/vieshome.do?locale=en

If you enter your VAT number during the purchase process on our website tax will be automatically changed to 0%.

How long does the shipment take?

If we have the equipment in our stock, it usually takes 3-7 days depending on your location. We are using UPS which is usually fast and reliable.

Do I have to pay a customs duty?

Non-EU buyers may by obliged to pay duty and import tax when the package is delivered. Additional charges for customs clearance must be paid by buyer. Customs policies differ from country to country.

Where do I find firmware updates for Polyend instruments?

You'll find the newest upgrades here:
https://polyend.com/downloads

How do I make a feature request?

If possible from the software implementation level, Polyend will fix any firmware related issues considered as bugs. Polyend is always keen on hearing user feedback about possible functionality improvements but is not anyhow obligated to bringing such requests to life. We appreciate all the opinions, a lot, but cannot guarantee or promise their appliance. Please respect that.

Please use - [email protected] email to make feature requests.

I have a problem, how do I get support?

Please reach out to - [email protected] for customer support.

Is there a return policy?

Yes, if you decide for any reason that the device does not work for you, it's possible to return it on your expense within 30 days and get the money back. We're not asking any strange questions.

What's included in Perc box?

Each Perc box includes:
- One beater,
- One controller (capable of controlling one beater),
- One clamp,
- USB cable,
- AC adapter
- printed manual.

Are there different striker types available for Perc?

We're installing wooden (oak) strikers in Perc as default.

Silicone and aluminium strikers are being installed by demand when purchased directly at polyend.com (you can state what strikers you need to be installed on your units at the www store checkout - there's a form for additional information).

Or you can let us know what you need exactly at - [email protected]

Are the strikers in Perc user interchangeable?

Perc looks simple from the outside but it's a sophisticated instrument in which construction does not allow us to give its users an option to change the strikers themselves.

You can always attach different types of fabric to the wooden strikers using double-sided tape eg.

Can I control more than one beater with one MIDI signal?

Yes! It's as easy as chaining multiple controllers together with MIDI cable. Then you'll be able to control as many as you chain with one MIDI signal using MIDI DIN or USB input.

Can you recommend a tripod/stand for Perc?

We are using standard drum tripods, and they work pretty well.

Is clamp included in Perc box?

Yes, a dedicated clamp is included.

Are there any drivers for installing Perc?

Nope, Perc is a class-compliant device, so 100% Plug&Play.

Perc is getting quite hot after a few minutes, is this normal?

The balls/beaters can get quite hot - it's typical, no worries here.

What are Perc inputs and outputs?

Perc Controller I/O:
• 1x MIDI DIN input,
• 1x MIDI USB input,
• 1x Drum Gate input,
• 1x CV Velocity input,
• 1x MIDI DIN thru/out,
• 1x PERC Beater output,

What are Seq inputs and outputs?

• MIDI Input to either sync clock or input MIDI notes,
• MIDI Thru,
• Two independent MIDI Outputs,
• USB for bidirectional MIDI communication,
• Footswitch input to control Start, Stop, and Record,

What are Seq's sync options?

You can choose to sync clock form:
• Internal clock,
• DAW via USB,
• External MIDI,

What are Seq dimensions?

• Length: 23.6 in (60 cm),
• Width: 5.7 in (14.5 cm),
• Height: 1.7 in (4.3 cm),
• Weight: 4.6 lbs (2.1 kg),

What is Seq made of?

Enclosure:
• Anodized glass-blasted aluminum,
• Clear-lacquered oak,

Buttons:
• Soft and smooth silicone,
• Bright led backlight,

Knobs:
• anodized glass-blasted aluminum

What's in the Seq box?

• 1x Seq,
• 1x USB cable,
• Power supply,
• Printed manual,

Is Seq USB-powered?

Yes. You can connect Seq to any USB power source.
It can be even powered from your smartphone or tablet.

Can I use Seq to play virtual instruments on my computer?

Yes. Seq will appear as MIDI device in your DAW/virtual instrument if connected to a computer with USB cable.

Can I use Seq with a smartphone or a tablet?

Yes, there are tons of great apps that support MIDI.

With Android devices, you do not need additional equipment. Androids works as host device so you connect your smartphone directly to the USB port and you can send and receive MIDI notes.

With Apple devices, you need either the inexpensive Lightning-to-USB-camera adapter or iOS MIDI interface like IK Multimedia iRig MIDI 2 and use standard MIDI din cables.

Is Seq's USB connection bidirectional?

Yes, you can send and receive data to a computer/tablet/smartphone.

Receiving data from the external device is useful when programming a sequence. You can send MIDI notes, velocity, and modulation.

How do I enter notes to the sequences in Seq?

There are three options:
• Hold step and hit the note on external MIDI device,
• Choose a note using Note knob on Seq,

What is stored when live recording a sequence in Seq?

There are many parameters stored when recording live sequence:
• Note,
• Velocity,
• Length,
• MIDI CC messages (modulation parameter on Seq),

Can Seq play polyrhythms?

Yes. Each track can have a different length, so it's very easy to create polyrhythms. There are also the per track clock divisions available.

I'd like to use Seq with my Eurorack modular synthesizer. How to do it?

We have a dedicated Eurorack module - Poly.
https://polyend.com/poly

It converts MIDI signals to CVs.
Each Seq track is represented in Poly by a row of Gate, Pitch (v/oct), Velocity and Modulation (CC message).

Poly is also a universal polyphonic MIDI to CV converter so you can use is also for different MIDI devices.

Is the Seq swing function available on the external MIDI clock?

No, it doesn't. The swing is generated in regard to the internal clock source only.

Is there a manual for Seq?

Yes there is one, and you can find it here:
https://polyend.com/seq-manual

What are Poly First, Next and Channel modes for?

Let' start with Channel. In this mode, voices 1-8 are received from MIDI Channels 1-8 accordingly. This mode is useful if you want to connect external sequencers like Seq or your favorite DAW. Using the jumpers on Poly back panel you can switch MIDI Channels to notes.

First and Next become handy when you want to play your modular using external controller. What is cool in these modes is that we implemented automatic gate recognition. So say you just want to control only two voices - you input whichever two gates.
In First mode when you press a key on external device first non-occupied voice from the top will be triggered. The use case here might be for example playing bass synth with your first note and then melody using different synth while holding the bass note.

Next mode works like voices do in most polyphonic synthesizers. When you send MIDI note, it will look for next non-occupied inserted gate and trigger it. Here you can get the very cool effect if you send voices to different-sounding modules. Then playing melody will scroll across those voices. Again, these are only basic examples.

Is there a manual for Poly?

Yes there is one, and you can find it here: https://polyend.com/poly2-manual

What is the output voltage of the Poly module gate outputs?

Module Gate outputs are 0-12V.

How to power up Poly Module properly?

Detailed power consumption for Poly module is: max 100mA on 5V, max50mA for +12V, 0mA for -12V.

Properly powered Poly module will welcome you with a cascade of its 8 LED's on the front panel while powering up.

Can I extend Perc beater cable?

Yes, you can use standard DMX lighting cable (5-pin XLR).

What are the differences between Perc Pro and Perc

While he Beater remains exactly the same, the difference can be found in the controller type. The three-way "classic" controller got replaced with a single unit.

Another difference is that the new Perc Controller power supply is noiseless.

We also upgraded the clamp.

Can I change the layouts of the Medusa Grid pads?

Yes, you can choose from 8 different note layouts, root note and music scales. In Grid mode, the Medusa Grid pads can become a separate presets.

How can I break the initial calibration process in Medusa?

In order to break the internal calibration process - press ENV 1 button.

Can Medusa synth be controlled by external MIDI devices?

Yes, it will receive MIDI clock, transport, notes and CCs.

Can I use the Medusa Grid to control external instruments?

Yes, both the MPE pads and sequencer. All the potentiometers send CCs too. LFOs and ENVs are also being sent out as MIDI CCs. Medusa can also send out a clock and transport. The MIDI local off function is available too.

Are the Medusa's envelopes bipolar?

No, the envelopes are unipolar only.

Can Medusa's LFOs and ENVs send out CC's?

Yes, both the Medusa's envelopes and LFOs, all 10 of them can be used as a modulation source for external devices.

Anything I should know about the analog OSC tunning?

This one is important. While the digital oscillators are always in perfect tune, one of the analogue oscillators attractions is the tuning imperfections (which can be noticed especially easy when there's 3 digital and 3 analog oscillators next to each other). Sometimes the Dreadbox analogue circuitry needs a good warmup, especially after spending long days in warehouses or in transport. Please leave your unit turned on for 24h see if there's any difference.

There are three calibration options in the Medusa. First one is the startup - initial calibration. Then, when the sequencer is stopped and you're not touching the pads - there's the automatic calibration represented by the small dot in the right upper corner of the middle screen. Last but not least - there's the manual calibration which you can run from the config menu level.

Sometimes it's necessary to > go to config > firmware > press and hold the clear button + config button > confirm the config reset with the encoder. This will clear the calibration tables. Then go to config > manually calibrate the unit, see if the issue still occurs.

That's the hi-pitch sound on the headphones output when Medusa is not playing?

What you're talking about is noticeable only from the headphones output and is the autocalibration process indicated by a small dot on the middle screen of your Medusa unit. It's being commenced once in a while only when the instrument's sequencer isn't playing and when you're not touching the pads. The leaking is present due to the Dreadbox analogue board design and there's unfortunately not much we can do about it in Polyend, yet it isn't a malfunction but a hardware construction flaw. This auto-tuning leak is not present on the Master output at all.

Does Medusa's swing function works on an external MIDI clock?

No, it doesn't. The swing is generated in regard to the internal clock source only.

My Medusa unit got stuck at startup, what do I do?

In such case - press the ENV 1 button in order to break the initial calibration.

Then > go to config > firmware > press and hold the clear button + config button > confirm the config reset with the encoder. This will clear the calibration tables. Then go to config > manually calibrate the unit, see if the issue still occurs.

Are the wavetables in the Medusa user interchangeable?

No, they are not.

My Medusa turns on but seems unresponsive. What do I do?

When the MIDI local off is turned on, your Medusa unit may look like it's unresponsive, disable this function to gain back the control over the synth.

Similar confusion can happen when the MIDI channel per voice is activated.

Is there a factory reset in Medusa?

No, but you can clear all the config settings:

Go to config > firmware > press and hold the clear button + config button > confirm the config reset with the encoder.

Is Perc Pro still available?

No, we changed the design so you do not have to order three Perc Beaters each time. The new Perc lets you freely configure the number of beaters.

What type of 3,5mm jack to MIDI DIN adapter Poly 2 use?

Poly 2 module needs 3,5mm jack to MIDI DIN TRS type B adapter. It's attached in the kit. But if you'd need another one, that's what you need.

Can Poly 2 power my device via host?

Yes, it can. The USB Type-A host port provides 5V. If the device is power-hungry, you need to switch the jumper on the back of the unit to EXT. Then Poly 2 will draw 5V directly from your Eurorack power supply bus.

How can I connect my smartphone to the Poly 2?

The options are:

1. Devices with USB host support (Android/iPad Pro) –connect it directly using a USB cable.

2. Devices with no USB host support (iPhone) -use the Camera Connection Kit with a USB cable or use simple MIDI Interface like IK Multimedia iRig MIDI and connect the module with MIDI cable.

What is the jumper on the Poly 2 back panel for?

The module is using 160mAat +12VDC,14mAat -12VDC. Additional +5V from a separate bus is not required unless using the USB Type-A host port for connecting power-hungry external gear. In such case, there's a jumper switch on the back panel which sets the module to receive an additional +5V from your power supply.

What's the better choice for MIDI input to Poly 2, USB or DIN?

Both are fine, but if you’re encountering any strange MIDI behaviour over the USB host port, switch to the MIDI DIN which seems to be much more stable in general use.

Why is my Preset module sequence is stuck on the first pad?

Check if the Seq length parameter is set to one step.

Is Preset a bipolar module?

No, it's sending unipolar voltages only.

Can I change a Preset module parameters while the sequence is running?

Yes, you can. But it might cause some glitches to the sequence. Once youʼll stop entering values, the sequence will get back to normal.

Why canʼt I change the encoder mode in the Preset module?

Thereʼs probably recorded automation for this encoder which is locking the ability to change the mode. Clear the automation and youʼre all set.

What is the order of the values send out from the Preset module 9 outputs?

The order goes from output 1 to output 9.

What is the Polyend Tracker?

The Polyend Tracker is a unique take on a retro form factor, aimed at artists who break patterns daily. Despite the retro look, it is equipped with powerful modern functionality, Fx, and a handful of forward-thinking creative tricks. The Polyend Tracker is an innovative, inspiring and immediate tool for making music. It functions as a sampler, a synthesizer, and equips you with a powerful and creative sequencer. Tracker has a large screen, ergonomic keyboard, and a big knob for fast and easy navigation. With Bidirectional MIDI control, it plays nice with other gear. It is also standalone and portable – everything you need to produce music anywhere you are.

Tracker features an 8-track sequencer. Each project you create can hold 255 patterns with up to 128 steps each. Every step on each track has dedicated slots for inserting Notes, Instruments, and 2 Effects. Use Song Mode to arrange different patterns together to create a Song, Take advantage of the Perform Mode to mangle, remix, and apply global Fx parameters to different tracks on different patterns. Finally render your sequences to audio files internally, without the use of a computer.

Are there a Tracker manual or tutorials available?

The online user manual is available here:
https://polyend.com/tracker-manual

Video tutorials are available here:
https://polyend.com/tutorials/#tracker

Is the Tracker battery powered?

Polyend Tracker does not have an onboard battery but it runs on 5V 1A so any decent power brick will allow you to power it up.

Depending on the workload, a basic 20K mAh power brick will let Tracker go on for long hours or even days.

What is the Tracker SD card capacity limit?

The attached SD card is 16 GB, cards up to 128 GB were successfully tested too (formated to fat32). Probably larger capacity could be used either.

If you need to format a larger capacity SD card to fat32, you may like to use the following tool:

http://www.ridgecrop.demon.co.uk/index.htm?guiformat.htm

What are the realtime audio effects available in the Tracker?

A high-quality stereo reverb among a nice delay.


Can you play/record polyphonically in the Tracker?

Yes, there are 8 monophonic tracks, you can record up to 8 voices at the same time using Tracker's pads or an external controller.

You need to select the number of tracks you want to record notes into (eg triad chord = 3 tracks marked). Each note will be recorded to separate track.

Can the Tracker be used with headphones?

Yes, of course. The main stereo audio 3.5mm output is a line/headphones combo port (adapter to 1/4” jack is attached in the kit).

Is it possible to resample the Tracker's audio output?

No, this is not possible. Tracker can't play its patterns and record audio at the same time due to its hardware limitations. It's not a matter of a firmware update.

Such functionality was not really intended in a Polyend Tracker, trackers were not loopers, audio loop players nor audio recorders. Their workflow is based on short samples mostly.

One can use the "render selection" function in order to bounce steps or selections of steps from one or more tracks at the same time to a single audio file.

What sample rates and audio file formats is Tracker working with?

Polyend Tracker works with wave files only.

Tracker's sampling and internal audio processing rate is 44.1 kHz (16, 24 and float 32 bit) That's also the rate of samples Tracker will accept and record.

Stereo .wav files will be converted to mono automatically.

Tracker won't show files below and above the 44.1 kHz in the browser.

Will the Tracker convert the stereo samples to mono?

Yes, it will automatically convert stereo samples to mono when loading them to the sample pool.

Is time stretching available in the Tracker?

Unavailable in the classic trackers and also in PT. But you can do it old-school way - granular with an envelope on position. Limits force creativity ;)

Is it possible to record or automate the Performance mode actions to the sequencer?

No this is not possible nor ever intended. Performance mode is made for "live on the fly" performance use.

Can audio be passed through from line in straight to output in Tracker?

No, this isn't possible, and not really intended in a tracker type instrument.

Does Tracker lists as a USB drive while connected to a computer?

No, it does now, please use the SD card USB dongle adapter for transferring the files.
This may be subject to change in the future firmware versions.

How do I copy my samples to the Tracker's SD card?

Please use the SD card USB dongle adapter for transferring the files.

What is the Tracker sampling memory time?

The per-project sample pool time is 133 sec. The longest internally recorded sample time is around 45 seconds. The originally attached SD card capacity is 16 GB.

Does the Tracker comes with any onboard sample packs?

Yes, there's almost 4k of original samples onboard, prepared by various artists and sample makers. There are also over 20 demo projects.

Are the onboard sample libraries compatible with other instruments?

Yes, of course. These are regular wave files.

Is the Tracker aliasing the sample playback on pitch changes?

Polyend Tracker has an anti-aliasing functionality implemented for the samples used in all the play modes.

Can one play Tracker instruments live from the pads while the sequencer is running?

Yes, this is possible, as long as at least one of the 8 tracks is not occupied.

Is the Polyend Tracker MIDI compatible?

Yes, it can send and receive MIDI communicates over its dedicated MIDI I/O jack ports and the bidirectional USB type C port.

- MIDI output sends: clock/transport/notes/CC/PC,
- MIDI input receive: clock/transport/notes/micromoves,

Note: there's a planned MIDI firmware update which will enhance the MIDI capabilities of the PT. It will also be able to receive CCs.

Is the Polyend Tracker able to import/export MIDI files?

No, such function is not available nor intended in PT.

What type of 3,5mm jack to MIDI DIN adapter Tracker use?

The tracker needs 3,5mm jack to MIDI DIN TRS type B adapter. It's attached in the kit. But if you'd need another one, that's what you need.

What is the Tracker internal PPQN resolution?

Its internal PPQN resolution is 192.

What's included in the Tracker's original box set?

Polyend Tracker onboard original accessories

- USB‑A power adapter (with different standard plugs set),
- USB-C cable (2 m),
- Audio 3.5 mm jack to 2x 6.3 mm jack adapter,
- MIDI 3.5 mm jack to MIDI DIN adapter (TRS type B),
- 16GB Micro SD Card,
- Micro SD to USB-A dongle adapter,
- Warranty and manual information card,
- Dust cloth.

How many grains does the Tracker's granular synth run?

Just one - this is kinda limited granular but still very playable we think.

Are all the Tracker's track length and timing scales the same?

Yes, exactly the same as in classic trackers.

Is there a way to make screenshot of the Tracker’s screen?

Yes, press Shift+on/off button to take a screenshot.

Does each Tracker comes with a hard case?

No, only the first preordered unit had them as a free addition. The Tracker travelling hard case is available as an additional accessory for purchase at polyend.com at 59€/$69

Can I change the FM radio region in the Tracker?

Yes, the available regions are – Europe, US, Australia,

Does the Tracker's FM radio need an antenna?

Whatever you hook to Output jack port becomes the antenna. From our experience - straight cables work better than the spring ones. 

What are the Polyend Tracker's shortcuts?

While most of the Polyend Tracker functionalities are rather self-explanatory (just look at the scheme and key names), there are some tricks and shortcuts implemented to speed up the composition process which might not be so obvious at first glance. Most sections are using shortcuts. Itʼs good to master them to compose music in a fast and easy manner.

Shortcuts apply in similar ways in different sections of the Tracker and are mentioned in these particular sections of the manual, but few are worth mentioning here at the beginning:

- Song + Play > plays the song,
- Master key + jog-wheel > Master volume control,
- Song key + jog-wheel > Song Tempo control,
- Shift + Insert > go to the top of the pattern's track,
- Shift + up arrow while on the top track > mark all the step

These are only a few examples, refer to the manual for all the available shortcuts.

What are the available Tracker controls, can I control it with computer keyboard?

No, you can't connect a computer keyboard to the PT :) But there's no need to. It's equipped with dedicated controls for fast action programming.

Polyend Tracker’s user interface offers different types of controls that can all be used alternatively to navigate and operate the instrument.

Most of the values/data input in the Tracker is done by using the silicone grid pads, aluminium jog-wheel, the dedicated mechanical function keys and the display corresponding screen keys.

In most scenarios, these controllers can be used interchangeably – e.g. volume Fx1 value can be precisely entered using the jog-wheel scrolling for the desired value but also entered with a single press of the pad with the exact value.

Are Tracker silicone grid pads velocity sensitive?

No, they are not velocity-sensitive, but very comfy :)

Is the Polyend Tracker Main output mono?

No, it is stereo. The Tracker internal sound engine is using monophonic samples and convert stereo samples to mono.
But the Main/headphones output is in stereo (set the internal L/R channel panning for spatial effect).

Can Polyend Tracker export audio files?

Yes, you can render Song, Song stems, Pattern, Pattern stems directly to the SD memory card.

While rendering stems, the Tracker exports 8 mono track files, 1 fx send mono track and the stereo mix track. The master audio output is rendered into a stereo wave file. The tracks will be rendered to wave audio files with a sampling rate of 44100Hz/16bit.

Is the Tracker able to import and export classic mod files?

Polyend Tracker is able to import/export classic tracker project files with their basic properties (samples/instruments, notes/patterns, song structure and volume info).

Open .mod/.it (many other classic tracker project file formats like .xm/.s3m can be opened in the Schism Tracker or Milky Tracker and then converted and saved as .it and so imported to Polyend Tracker).

Export .it files that are compatible with the Renoise, Schism Tracker or Milky Tracker.

How do I update Tracker's firmware?

In order to update the firmware, copy the firmware file to the Firmware folder on SD drive > go to Config > Firmware > choose the desired version of PolyendTrackerFirmware.ptf file and confirm using the screen key.

In the case of an emergency, you can use the Polyend Tool to update your unit too.

What are the available instrument playback modes in the Tracker?

- 1-shot (preview, set start point, set endpoint, zoom),

- Forward/Backward/Pingpong Loop (preview, set start point, set loop start, set loop end, set endpoint, zoom).

- Slice – use to slice a sample by manually adding and adjusting slice points, or use the auto slicing function which automatically detects dynamic amplitude changes and slices audio file accordingly (separate slices portions can be adjusted later on). The number of the slice can be accessed via per step Slice Fx (S).

- Beat Slicer – use to play and record the sample slices per step. In this play mode notes represent slice numbers (starting from C1 > slice 1).

- Wavetable – using this play mode you can make a Wavetable synthesizer by using any sample (or specially prepared interpolated wavetable audio files).

- Granular – this is a particular approach to granular synthesis where each voice has one grain, it is simple yet very musical. Just set the grain position, length and shape and adjust the direction of the playback loop (Forward, Backward, Pingpong). Apply position modulations using available LFO or envelopes.

Can I prepare a wavetable audio files on the Tracker?

Use the WT Smoother tool in the Sample Editor section in order to turn any sample into a smoothly interpolated wavetable synthesis sound source.

What are the available step Fx in the Tracker?

While in the Pattern sequencer view, press and hold one of the Fx keys to show the Fx list – using the screen button underneath – expand their description popup.

The FX step effects list:

– – none, indicates that there is no effect used on the desired step.

! – Off, toggles off the effect used on the previous step.

V – Velocity, sets the Velocity of an Instrument. From 0% to 100%.

P – Panning, sets the Panning of an Instrument. From -50 (L) to +50 (R).

M – Micro-tune, sets the micro-tuning adjustments. From -99 cents to +99 cents.

G – Glide, sets the time it takes for the pitch of the previous note to travel to the pitch of the corresponding note. From 0-49% (0-1s) to 50-100% (1-15s).

T – Tempo, changes pattern tempo. Handy to create custom swings or grooves. From 10% to 400%.

m – Micro-move, slightly moves (nudges) forward the step position. from 0% to 100%.

C – Chance, sets a chance of a step being played. From 0% to 100%.

R – Roll, sets the type and value of the (step divider) parameter. From 0 to 16 for each Roll type. R – regular Roll; Rv – decreasing volume Roll; RV – increasing volume Roll; Rn – decreasing note Roll; RN – increasing note Roll; RR – random note Roll.

n – Random note, sets the range of randomization for Note with each sequencer pass. From +/- 0 to +/- 100. Working accordingly to the global musical scale selected for the pads in Config.

i – Random Instrument, set the range of randomization for Instrument number with each sequencer pass. From +/- 0 to +/- 47.

f – Random Fx value, sets the range of randomization for the Fx that is in the same step with each sequencer pass. For example, if the randomizer value is 10 and the affected Fx value is 100, the algorithm will pick the value from 90 to 110. From +/- 0 to +/-255.

v – Random Velocity, sets the range of randomization for Velocity with each sequencer pass. From +/- 0 to +/- 100.

r – Reverse Sample Playback, changes the sample playback direction. Values: <<< and >>>.

p – Position, in relation to the chosen sample playback type – changes the position of Sample start, Wavetable position or Granular position. From 0% to 100%.

S – Slice, sets the slice number of an instrument with a Slice playback type. From 1 to 48.

g – Volume LFO, sets the LFO rate for instrument Volume. LFO is synced to project Tempo. With the following values: 6; 4; 3; 2; 3/2; 1; 3/4; 1/2; 3/8; 1/3; 1/4; 316 (3/16); 1/6; 1/8; /12 (1/12); /16 (1/16); /24 (1/24); /32 (1/32); /48 (1/48); /64 (1/64).

h – Panning LFO, Sets the LFO rate for Panning. LFO is synced to project Tempo. Values the same as above.

j – Filter LFO, Sets the LFO rate for the selected filter type. LFO is synced to project Tempo. Values the same as above.

k – Position LFO, Sets the LFO rate for the selected playback type (Wavetable, Granular) Position with respect to the project tempo (BPM). Values the same as above.

L – Low-pass, sets the cutoff amount of the Low-pass Filter. From 0% to 100%.

B – Band-pass, sets the cutoff amount of the Band-pass Filter. From 0% to 100%.

H – High-pass, sets the cutoff amount of the High-pass Filter. From 0% to 100%.

s – Delay Send, sets the amount of Delay send. From 0% to 100%.

a – e – MIDI CC A -E, sends MIDI CC Value set to A-E in the Config. From 0 to 127.

f – MIDI program change, sends MIDI Program Change communicate. From 0 to 127.

What performance mode punch-in Fx are available?

Performance mode FX list:

Volume (from -100 to 100),

Panning (from -100 to 100),

Tune (from -48 to 48),

Low-pass filter cutoff (from -100 to 100),

High-pass filter cutoff (from -100 to 100),

Band-pass filter cutoff (from -100 to 100),

Delay Fx send (from -100 to 100),

Reverb Fx send (from -100 to 100),

Sample position (from -100 to 100),

Sample end (from -100 to 100),

Sample playback Forward (>>>>>) and Reverse (<<<<<),

Volume LFO Speed (from -20 to +20),

Panning LFO Speed (from -20 to +20),

Filter LFO Speed (from -20 to +20),

Granular/wavetable LFO Speed (from -20 to +20),

Step repeater (from 16 to 1/16),

Pattern play mode (forward, backward, random),

Pattern length (from 1 to 128).

Is there a Tracker dust cover available?

Polyend Tracker plastic cover will be available for purchase soon.

There are available Tracker travelling hard cases to purchase at polyend.com

What is the display used in the Polyend Tracker?

It's 7″ LCD TFT with a resolution of 800 x 480.

What are the Tracker's dimensions?

Size and Weight:

Height (w/ knob): 1.3 inch (3.3 cm)
Width: 11.02 inches (28.2 cm)
Depth: 8.15 inches (20.7 cm)
Weight: 2.65 pounds (1.2 kg)

What are the Polyend warranty terms?

Polyend warrants all its products, to the original owners, to be free of defects in materials or construction for one year from the date of purchase. Proof of purchase is necessary when a warranty claim is processed.

Malfunctions resulting from improper power supply voltages, abuse of the product or any other causes determined by Polyend to be the fault of the user won’t get covered by this warranty (standard services rates will be applied).

All defective products will be replaced or repaired at the discretion of Polyend. Products must be returned directly to Polyend with the customer paying the shipping cost. Polyend implies and accepts no responsibility for harm to a person or apparatus through the operation of this product.

Please contact [email protected] for return to manufacturer authorization, or any other technical questions/concerns.
  • "Perc is amazing, beaters are really easy to set up! Had them working in a very short amount of time on various drums. It's really well made, about time someone made something like this!."

    Aphex Twin

  • "I think Perc is amazing. More than I expected. I'm so happy with it. Can't wait to play more."

    Orri Páll Dýrason (Sigur Rós)

  • “Just started having fun and playing around with the Seq and already got some nice sequences happening. Great machine for jamming ideas. I must say the design and quality are great too.”

    Tom Rowlands (The Chemical Brothers)

  • "Tracker is so easy, no need to read a manual, no fuzz with converting samples, it's fantastic!"

    Danny Wolfers (Legowelt)

  • "Seq is a beautiful object, large enough to control a lot of aspects of workflow at the same time."

    Jamie Lidell

  • "I am loving both the Seq and Poly, this couple is absolutely gorgeous and insanely fun to use."

    Richard Devine

  • "The Perc has opened up a whole new world of inspiration. The hardware store, my garage, kitchen and everything else in the physical world have become my new drum kit."

    Travis Stewart (Machinedrum, Jets, Sepalcure)

  • "I love the spontaneity of my Polyend Seq. The fact you can just jump on straight away and ideas are forming. No excessive pages to get lost in. Just hands on, good fun and it makes me write in completely different way."

    Darren Emerson (Underworld)

  • "Seq wants to be played. Intuitive enough to use immediately in my live show (especially with Poly module connected to modular), but also has deep functions to work as my outboard sequencer, and 32 steps are ridiculous."

    Daedelus

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