At last, the waiting is over! Polyend teased its upcoming instrument with several videos over the last few days. Now the first photos and details about Polyend’s new hardware have emerged: Tracker is coming!
Tracker: More than just a sampler!
Wow! Many had suspected that Tracker would turn out to be a sampler with granular synthesis. But the new instrument also seems to include a sequencer, too. The first teaser pictures were so blurred, all we could recognise was a large knob and display. Now we can confirm it will have both. New images of the instrument have surfaced in certain forums. The name is easily recognisable: Tracker. And that already tells us pretty much the whole story! This secret new device is a comprehensive audio workstation, apparently including an integrated sampler, synthesizer and FM radio. And it probably has a few other interesting trick up its sleeve, too. Promising!
An ad from Poland seems to imply that Tracker has the ability to power from an external battery. Currently, it’s hard to say if Tracker will compete with Deluge, MPC Live or Akai Force. The big display will, we assume, be touchable. The big control knob should be able to control just about any function.
Here’s a rough translation:
Music at your fingetips
The Polyend Tracker device, manufactured by company from Olsztyn [Polish city] lets you create the whole music album. Its creators were inspired by music composition software popular in 1990s. The device is also equipped with tools to create sounds, synthesis and FM radio. Its compact build and ability to power from external battery will let you produce and record anywhere.
Unfortunately, there are no other official videos or sound demos available, aside from the teaser videos. We are, it’s safe to say, very excited to see what the final product will be like. Especially the price. Polyend will be providing us with official specifications soon. Stay tuned.
We’ve got a proper “teaser” video that does so much tease as rather reveals what it’s all about. That big screen does appear to be many things starting with an old-school Tracker sequencer which I would say is not for everyone and certainly doesn’t fill me with joy. The screen also becomes the parameters for an instrument and editor for a sampler and a designer of wavetables. It’s been suggested that it was a touch-screen but this video suggests otherwise as buttons and dials appear to be the only input devices.
All should be revealed next week.