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Polyend Play Compact Standalone Sampler / MIDI Groovebox

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Polyend Play Compact Standalone Sampler / MIDI Groovebox
Key Features
  • 8 Audio and 8 MIDI Tracks
  • 30 Sample Kits, Over 3000 Sounds
  • 35 Different Play Modes
  • Real-Time and Punch-In Effects
Looking for a sample-based groovebox that's both inspiring and simple to use? Check out the Polyend Play, a powerful music making machine with eight audio tracks and eight MIDI tracks that works as the centerpiece in your studio or onstage. The Play includes over 30 sample kits with over 3000 high-quality samples to get you going out of the box.
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Polyend PLY-PLAY Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Play
  • 3Perform
  • 4Sequence
  • 5Hardware

Looking for a sample-based groovebox that's both inspiring and simple to use? Check out the Polyend Play, a powerful music making machine with eight audio tracks and eight MIDI tracks that works as the centerpiece in your studio or onstage. The Play includes over 30 sample kits with over 3000 high-quality samples to get you going out of the box.

With an open sandbox approach for creating and performing grooves, the Play provides you with the freedom to instantly mix things up with tons of different playback and performance functions and effects. Perform mode allows you to make nondestructive changes to your tracks, via performance effects including Tune, Filter, Overdrive, Rearranger, Reverb, and many more. The Play is powered by the included 5V/1A USB adapter but can also use portable power banks or a computer. A USB-C cable, 3.5mm TRS to dual 1/4" audio cable, 3.5mm to DIN MIDI adapter, 16GB microSD card, and a microSD to USB-A adapter are included.

Play

  • Pick and Place—find your sound among over 3000 included samples and place it anywhere on the grid to start building your tracks.
  • Select and Adjust—easily adjust step parameters independently with familiar sample-based controls at your disposal.
  • Make each track your own with 35 different play modes, Chance and Action Combo, Randomizer, and Step Repeater functions.
  • Stuck for inspiration? Utilize the Smart Fill option to automatically fill any area you choose with an entire beat, a random placement of steps, or even a Euclidean spread.
  • Quickly move data around, such as steps, tracks, track pages, variations, and patterns, with simple selection and copy/paste controls.
  • Keep it musical with scale filtering, allowing only notes within the selected scale to be outputted by the entire sequence.

Perform

  • Perform mode allows you to make nondestructive changes to your tracks via performance effects including Tune, Filter, Overdrive, Rearranger, Reverb and many more.
  • Live record automation or change individual step values on the fly and even record mono or polyphonic MIDI from an external controller or onboard keyboard.
  • Customizable pattern chaining allows you to map out entire sequences anywhere on the grid and perform them live.
  • Reverb, Delay, Sound Enhancer, Limiter, and Saturator master effects are included to spice up your entire mix.
  • Instantly Save and Recall patterns—perfect for when things go wrong during a live performance.

Sequence

  • 8 internal audio tracks and 8 individual polyphonic MIDI tracks combine for powerful integration with your existing instruments.
  • Over 30,000 track variations are available. That’s 128 patterns holding 16 tracks, with each individual track holding up to 16 variations.
  • Each track can benefit from independent lengths (1 to 64 steps), different BPM-related speeds, playback modes, and even swing values. Perfect for polymetric and polyrhythmic sequences.
  • Control your synths and drum machines on individual tracks with the ability to output a separate set of MIDI values per track. 
  • Full MIDI capabilities with flexible MIDI CC mapping per track for the individual rotary knobs and you can connect an external controller for MIDI note input. Plus, you can output chords, arpeggios, program and bank changes, pitch bend, clock and much more.

Hardware

  • Split-screen display with 15 touch-capacitive knobs that can be tapped once to select and preview a parameter or twice to switch between upper and lower screen values.
  • 16x8 step sequencing grid complemented with a 4x8 control grid for Mute, Solo, Variation, Select, and Keyboard note input.
  • MIDI ins and outs via 3.5mm jacks (MIDI DIN adapter included).
  • MicroSD card slot (16GB card included).
  • Runs on 5V/1A via USB-C and can be powered from a power bank for getting out and about.
  • Free regular firmware updates.

Polyend PLY-PLAY Specs

Item TypeSampling Workstation / Sequencer Workstation
Sound GenerationSample-Based
Number of Pads160 x Backlit Pad
Standalone OperationYes
Sounds
Number of Sounds, Kits, or Samples3000 x Factory Sample
30 x Factory Sound Preset
Number of Rhythm Pattern PresetsNone
Number of Song PresetsNone
Built-In SpeakersNone
Sequencing & Recording
SequencerNumber of Steps: 64 x Step
Connectivity
Audio I/O1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Output
Trigger Device & Pedal InputsNone
MIDI I/O1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Input
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Output
CV/Gate I/ONone
Sync I/ONone
Network I/ONone
USB1 x USB Type-C (Bus Power)
Media/Memory Card SlotSingle Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC
Internal Drive BaysNone
Power
Power RequirementsAC/DC Power Adapter (Included)
Physical
ColorBlack
Included AccessoriesNone
Dimensions11 x 8 x 1.8" / 27.9 x 20.3 x 4.6 cm
Weight2.9 lb / 1.3 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight4.1 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)14.9 x 14.3 x 14"

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