With the Polyend Tracker Mini, you get most of the features of the larger Tracker in a fun-sized form factor. What’s more, there are some aspects that are unique to this portable groovebox and the project files are cross-compatible.
The folks at Polyend have returned to take all of our money, and we’ll hand it gladly hand it over with a rather glazed look in our eyes. This Gameboy-sized beat station screams escapism – and in a world of apps and gimmicks, it could well be the holy grail.
Polyend Tracker Mini: A Poly in your pocket
Like the Tracker, the Mini also provides 8 sequencer tracks, 256 patterns, and 128 Steps per pattern. Besides the 5-inch LCD display and the battery that gives you 8 hours of playtime, the Mini has a few tricks up its sleeve.
For starters, the Mini features a high-quality built-in microphone and the capability for working with stereo samples, with up to 8 minutes of mono sample pool memory.
The Mini also functions as an interface giving you audio over USB, which is actually a function lacking on the Tracker. As a practical device, it weighs only 350g and ships with a hard carry case to protect it from bumps on the road.
Overall, a compact device like this offering such extensive music production features is simply astonishing. While it is in a similar price range to the larger Tracker, it’s certainly justified because the specs are so similar.
Pricing and availability:
The Tracker Mini is currently available from Thomann.
Polyend Tracker Mini
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