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Re: Polyend teaser : sampling groovebox?

Post by Gribs » Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:51 am

I love Loopop’s reviews but I grew disinterested in this thing by about the halfway point. I just don’t see myself enjoying using it.

I would say that in general if I “stay” until the end of one of his reviews, it pretty much means I am going to buy the item at some point or I already own it and am looking for his tip and tricks.
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Re: Polyend teaser : sampling groovebox?

Post by Voltcontrol » Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:53 am

Well, NerdSeq just released info they'll be launching a standalone tracker. Thread here: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=229029
mongrol wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:58 pm
Hot on the heels of the Polyend Tracker comes a portable version of XOR's Nerdseq.

https://xor-electronics.com/nerdseq-portable/
Hardware:

– 3.5″ Colour Graphics IPS display with a resolution of 480 x 320 pixels
– microSD connector accessible for project and sample management
– Midi I/O
– Stereo Line and Headphone out
– Line in
– USB
– Expander port for NSA (Nerd-Sound-Adapter) integration to directly use the NerdSEQ Eurorack Expanders (CV16, Trigger16…)
– Portable use

Firmware:
– 8 Tracks for each Midi, Sampling, Sound or Expanders
– 254 Sequencer rows
– 254 Patterns with each 64 (and less) Steps
– flexible and comfortable arrangement of patterns
– Capable for advanced song arrangements as well as live access to patterns
– 254 Patches/Instruments
– 64 Tables with 16 (and less) steps
– 8 Automation slots
– 32 Sample slots
– 16 Bit Stereo Sample support. 150 sec sample memory
– Sample recording
– Projects as many as the SD card can hold
– Launchpad Integration
– With expansions also integrated CV and Gate/Trigger sequencing
– 4 voice polyphonic for Midi tracks
– Integrated Sound synthesizer
…..and much more….
No price yet, slated for June 2020 (good luck with that)

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Re: Polyend teaser : sampling groovebox?

Post by 22tape » Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:36 am

Yeah the Nerdseq looks really cool. See, that looks like a proper sketchpad, yet it has better firmware specs (for what I need) than the workstation :omg:

I just love Polyend's design/layout though!

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Re: Polyend teaser : sampling groovebox?

Post by brandonlogic » Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:45 am

I was thinking the polyend could be a replacement for the digitakt for me, but the lack of knobs has me turned off.
One of the things I love most about the digitakt is that, after you have a sequence going, you can hit record and go crazy manipulating them knobs, recording all kinds parameters per step quickly and on the fly.
It dosnt look like you can quite do that to the same extent on this, you have to program more stuff per step. Seems like it would be much slower.
The live jam mode seems fun but that’s not quite the same.
I just wish it had a row of assignable knobs along the top and you could assign them to things like sample selection, effects send, filtering, etc and record those parameter changes into the sequence like you can on the takt.
If it did I’d be all over it.

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Re: Polyend teaser : sampling groovebox?

Post by Basterdman » Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:15 am

I am very torn. Both the Polyend and the XOR speak to me for different reasons. The initial size of the Polyend is what I am into, and having 8 tracks visible, but having knobs on the XOR is a win.

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Re: Polyend teaser : sampling groovebox?

Post by ignatius » Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:54 am

has this made an appearance in this thread yet?

all this tracker talk.. Tim Lamb (trash80) working on a pretty slick little gameboy/lsdj inspired device. 



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Re: Polyend teaser : sampling groovebox?

Post by cat_abyss » Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:25 am

ignatius wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:54 am
has this made an appearance in this thread yet?

all this tracker talk.. Tim Lamb (trash80) working on a pretty slick little gameboy/lsdj inspired device. 

-videosnip-
Huh, thats incredible! I love the lsdj workflow, the gameboy is basically my most used synth. Didn't watch the whole video yet but "macrosynth" implies he's put a braids in there? This could absolutely be something.

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Re: Polyend teaser : sampling groovebox?

Post by ignatius » Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:54 pm

cat_abyss wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:25 am
ignatius wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:54 am
has this made an appearance in this thread yet?

all this tracker talk.. Tim Lamb (trash80) working on a pretty slick little gameboy/lsdj inspired device. 

-videosnip-
Huh, thats incredible! I love the lsdj workflow, the gameboy is basically my most used synth. Didn't watch the whole video yet but "macrosynth" implies he's put a braids in there? This could absolutely be something.
yeah. and it appears it'll be open source.

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Re: Polyend teaser : sampling groovebox?

Post by Basterdman » Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:56 am

So it looks like they confirmed that they are working on exporting to Renoise which is great.

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