Polyend Tracker Mini battery-powered groovebox, initially announced at NAMM 2023, is available now worldwide, is it already Bad Gear?
Looking back at NAMM 2023, the big US music tech event was rather weak, especially in the electronic music sector. No wonder, a month later, Superbooth 23 took place in Berlin.
One of the biggest news at NAMM 2023 was the announcement of the Polyend Tracker Mini. It’s a portable, battery-operated groovebox based on the first successful Polyend Tracker but with new features like stereo samples, handheld-style operation, etc. It’s been four months since the announcement. This week Polyend officially released the Tracker Mini.
Since I already covered the Polyend Tracker Mini in detail in April, I wrote an article with all the differences, here is a quick overview of the features.
Polyend Tracker Mini Features
- Compact, portable, handheld sampler/tracker-style workstation
- Bright, vivid display
- 32 gameplay-quality buttons and an easy-to-use workflow
- Includes 4000+ samples so you can get started immediately
- Improved audio pathway
- Upload sample via microSD or sample via line inputs or onboard mic
- Audio over USB functionality
- Extensive sample manipulation options
- Wavetable and granular synthesis-based sound engines
- Extensive performance features for integration into live sets
- MIDI-equipped: sequence your hardware or send MIDI in from your DAW + more!
- Includes 3.5mm type B MIDI adapter
- Includes 16GB microSD card
- Bus powered via included USB-A power adapter
- Onboard battery for up to 8 hours of unplugged performance
- Includes dedicated hard case for worry-free transportation
Bad Gear Already?
Barely a week out; is it already Bad Gear?
Polyend Tracker Mini is available now for $699/699€.
More information here: Polyend
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