New Polyend clips give us some more insight into new product
Polyend have released some more teaser clips displaying their upcoming new product, and these ones are exciting!
We recently covered the story of Polyend who had released some pretty vague teaser clips of their upcoming product. There was a load of speculation all around the internet, and some of it rings pretty true judging by the latest batch of teaser clips.
In the first of the new teaser clips posted on the company’s YouTube channel, we see someone recording stabs from a Rhodes electric piano into the new device.
Then triggering the samples alongside a pre-recorded arrangement, and applying various pitch shifts to the recorded stab. The player then applies some retrigger or granular like processing to the pre-recorded drum loop.
This clip gives us a lot of insight into the sampling capabilities of the new unit, but also the physical size.
It’s super compact and sounds really good as far as the sampling goes, other sources are saying we can also expect an internal synth and FM engine – whether this is something like the OP-1’s FM radio or a true FM synth and whether the traditional synth engine will be a virtual analog or wavetable is still up for debate.
External sequencing capabilities…
In the second of the new teaser clips on Polyend’s YouTube channel, we see it sequencing a bunch of external gear – firstly we see it controlling the Perc Pro (their MIDI to acoustic drum system) to play a hand-pan alongside sequencing what looks like a Dave Smith Prophet synth.
We also hear a very lush granular-like reverb effect – which I don’t remember the Prophet being able to do out the box, whether that effect is coming from the new Polyend unit or another reverb pedal, we’re not sure yet.
Check out the new teaser clips here: