Who's got a Polyend Play?

of course it’s eye candy, and any YouTuber’s dream…blinking lights, machine making the user looking like a wiz, etc.

it’s utterly beautiful; modern, elegant. But I think the additional kicker is just how simple it is to make something that sounds complex, when the user is actually doing fck all. Remember all those initial op-z fx button-mashing videos?

…but…curious to know from folk who already an op-z and their experience/over-lap from the Play.
Is it really a pain to put your own samples into it? Like a stereo sample, 7sec-20sec in a 48res format? Will it just reject it of reformat into mono 44.1?

And more importantly, how does it sound? It’s the same audio specs as the op-z (?) so how do they compare?

And of course it seems like the base model of what can be accomplished. The Play+ model is what we really want…but that’s just the usual sneaky capped business model.

How has it integrated into your songwriting workflow, and has it edged out other gear?


ps; the Play is exactly the same height and width as an Amtrak timetable.

pps; watched Avatar 2 yesterday. I was tipsy, slightly stoned, and after one hour I left thoroughly bored of watching a soft reboot of the first film (which I really like). On the tech aspects, the 3d wasn’t impressive, ditto for the cgi (War for the Planet of Apes still the king). Took the glasses off and found that was more enjoyable. For ten minutes. Then wanted to bloody leave and get home to finish a song.

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I just acquired one. Learning how to use it. I already had the Tracker and absolutely love that machine. My goal is to run Tracker and Play together into the op-1 field. Would ultimately like to make an entire album with Tracker/Play, guitar/Red Panda Tensor/Hologram Microcosm, and op-1 field- basically record everything into the op-1 field and arrange everything there. The only time I want it to hit the computer is when I’m getting ready to upload it. I think the Play is more comparable to the op-z than people realize. I miss my op-z because of the portability but I’m finding the Play can do almost as much as the op-z and some way different stuff besides. But, I’m just scratching the surface at this point. Yes, it’s easy to get some patterns going and instantly fun but there is also some deep functionality that’s going to take a while for me to grasp but the possibilities are very inspiring at this point. I really really wish they would have at least put an audio input on this thing but, oh well, I have other devices that can sample. And yes, it sounds great.

EDIT: as far as I know, you can throw any kind of sample at it and it will convert it to whatever format it uses (mono, 16 bit, etc, etc.)

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cheers for your feedback, looks ace indeed, and with your set-up ya gonna get some superb results for sure. Maybe post a few right here?

Play’s “Pick and Place” workflow was a pain for me. :pensive:

Why ‘was’ Ryan? Sold it?

I have not sold my Play but have not used it.

I think OPZ has a more fun workflow (especially the punch-in effects, chord track, tape track, audio in, etc.).

How long have you owned a Z if you don’t mind me asking?
Also is loading up/previewing samples bit of a chore with the Play?

I have been using op-z for 3 years.

In Play, adding and previewing samples is easy. However, chopping long samples is not intuitive as it is controlled by a knob at each step.

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