Can I use Anywhere module with a wall charger instead of a power brick?
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?
What power bank should I use for Anywhere?
Do I need to pay tax if I order from outside EU?
Where is Polyend based?
Where is my package send from?
What are payment methods in your online shop?
I live in EU country and want to purchase with 0% VAT, is it possible?
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?
Do I have to pay a customs duty?
Where do I find firmware updates for Polyend instruments?
How do I make a feature request?
Please use - [email protected] email to make feature requests.
I have a problem, how do I get support?
Is there a return policy?
What's included in Perc box?
- 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?
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?
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?
Can you recommend a tripod/stand for Perc?
Is clamp included in Perc box?
Are there any drivers for installing Perc?
Perc is getting quite hot after a few minutes, is this normal?
What are Perc inputs and outputs?
• 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 Thru,
• Two independent MIDI Outputs,
• USB for bidirectional MIDI communication,
• Footswitch input to control Start, Stop, and Record,
What are Seq's sync options?
• Internal clock,
• DAW via USB,
• External MIDI,
What are Seq dimensions?
• 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?
• Anodized glass-blasted aluminum,
• Clear-lacquered oak,
• Soft and smooth silicone,
• Bright led backlight,
• anodized glass-blasted aluminum
What's in the Seq box?
• 1x USB cable,
• Power supply,
• Printed manual,
Is Seq USB-powered?
It can be even powered from your smartphone or tablet.
Can I use Seq to play virtual instruments on my computer?
Can I use Seq with a smartphone or a tablet?
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?
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?
• 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?
• MIDI CC messages (modulation parameter on Seq),
Can Seq play polyrhythms?
I'd like to use Seq with my Eurorack modular synthesizer. How to do it?
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?
Is there a manual for Seq?
What are Poly First, Next and Channel modes for?
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?
What is the output voltage of the Poly module gate outputs?
How to power up Poly Module properly?
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?
What are the differences between Perc Pro and Perc
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?
How can I break the initial calibration process in Medusa?
Can Medusa synth be controlled by external MIDI devices?
Can I use the Medusa Grid to control external instruments?
Are the Medusa's envelopes bipolar?
Can Medusa's LFOs and ENVs send out CC's?
Anything I should know about the analog OSC tunning?
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?
Does Medusa's swing function works on an external MIDI clock?
My Medusa unit got stuck at startup, what do I do?
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?
My Medusa turns on but seems unresponsive. What do I do?
Similar confusion can happen when the MIDI channel per voice is activated.
Is there a factory reset in Medusa?
Go to config > firmware > press and hold the clear button + config button > confirm the config reset with the encoder.
Is Perc Pro still available?
What type of 3,5mm jack to MIDI DIN adapter Poly 2 use?
Can Poly 2 power my device via host?
How can I connect my smartphone to the Poly 2?
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?
What's the better choice for MIDI input to Poly 2, USB or DIN?
Why is my Preset module sequence is stuck on the first pad?
Is Preset a bipolar module?
Can I change a Preset module parameters while the sequence is running?
Why canʼt I change the encoder mode in the Preset module?
What is the order of the values send out from the Preset module 9 outputs?
What is the Polyend Tracker?
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?
Video tutorials are available here:
Is the Tracker battery powered?
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?
If you need to format a larger capacity SD card to fat32, you may like to use the following tool:
What are the realtime audio effects available in the Tracker?
Can you play/record polyphonically in the Tracker?
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?
Is it possible to resample the Tracker's audio output?
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?
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?
Is time stretching available in the Tracker?
Is it possible to record or automate the Performance mode actions to the sequencer?
Can audio be passed through from line in straight to output in Tracker?
Does Tracker lists as a USB drive while connected to a computer?
This may be subject to change in the future firmware versions.
How do I copy my samples to the Tracker's SD card?
What is the Tracker sampling memory time?
Does the Tracker comes with any onboard sample packs?
Are the onboard sample libraries compatible with other instruments?
Is the Tracker aliasing the sample playback on pitch changes?
Can one play Tracker instruments live from the pads while the sequencer is running?
Is the Polyend Tracker MIDI compatible?
- 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?
What type of 3,5mm jack to MIDI DIN adapter Tracker use?
What is the Tracker internal PPQN resolution?
What's included in the Tracker's original box set?
- 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?
Are all the Tracker's track length and timing scales the same?
Is there a way to make screenshot of the Tracker’s screen?
Does each Tracker comes with a hard case?
Can I change the FM radio region in the Tracker?
Does the Tracker's FM radio need an antenna?
What are the Polyend Tracker's shortcuts?
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?
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?
Is the Polyend Tracker Main output 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?
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?
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 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?
- 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?
What are the available step Fx in the Tracker?
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?
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?
There are available Tracker travelling hard cases to purchase at polyend.com
What is the display used in the Polyend Tracker?
What are the Tracker's dimensions?
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?
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.