This cat is enjoying some scritches and beats from the Polyend Tracker and Medusa (itself a collaboration between Polyend and Deadbox). We enjoy the chill, almost Motown sound to the chords, with the synthesizer twist.
“Hey, some details about this beat. Im running a sequence of midi chords on the Tracker using the midi chord step fx. These are played back on Medusa. The synths output is connected to Tracker’s line input and runs through the onboard limiter, eq, and reverb. The wonky beat is live-recorded from one-shot samples using micro-timing while live-recording. The bassline is a looped and filtered sample of a square wave from my MS1 synth. The cat’s name is Fifi. Thanks for watching”
The Polyend Tracker seems to be having quite a moment, at least here on CatSynth. Perhaps something to investigate for a future video…
A sweet moment with a cat napping on a Polyend Tracker. From legowelt_official on Instagram.
The Polyend Tracker is getting quite a bit of attention recently. It is perhaps nostalgia for the “trackers” of the 1990s, with the text-based grid sequencer, but also many modern additions. I could see it being integrated with a MIDI+Eurorack setup (along with cats, of course).
“Another piece of sonic adventure from Alna and his helper. Polyend Seq & Poly couple ruling the Eurorack modular and DSI Prophet. Enjoy!”
Here is another video of the Polyend sequencer, sans cat
“Equipped with a wide array of Ins and Outs, allowing you to communicate freely with other devices of every era and genre. You can also feed tracks with MIDI notes using your favorite MIDI controller. Every track can be recorded step by step or in real time and then quantized independently”