I’m not gluing well with the Wavestate too. I love the sample based sounds and what it can do with them, but really hate how it does it. Too clunky UI.
I’m trying to think to a better alternative, retaining that enormous amount of “playable samples”, especially for the more classic instruments (piano, guitars, strings, brass/winds etc…) and I’d love some suggestion… I was thinking about a MPC One or even an iPad…
Now the IT part.
I didn’t fell in love with Polyend Play too. This is what I wrote below Loopop review when it came out
*Randomization features and performance mode seems supercool, but it’s way to limited for the price point.
It’s like a more packed Model:Samples but with much of its limitations too, and to a more than double the price it goes too far, and pretty close to the Deluge territory.
I mean, no stereo samples, no internal sampling, poor I/O both audio and midi, no effects parameter configuration, cutoff and resonance on the same pot, weird piano keys configuration…
It will be good as a standalone unit to “play” for fun, or a supercompetent and really fun sample based drum machine in more complex system but at that price I guess I’ll trade some features for similar, cheaper stuff, or add some cash and buy more packed boxes like the Deluge.
In my humble opinion the features/price ratio put this cool box in a limbo territory.
Wish Polyend to sell loads of these, and maybe come back with a revised and more capable unit in a couple years*
With cash to spare I’d probably give it a go as a pure performance drummachine, to free up a couple of dedicated track on the Hapax, and using a lot its live mode possibilities to add interest and variations to the classic 4/4 beat I’m mostly using in my music. But with a TR8S and an Octatrack already sitting on the dsek I can’t justify the purchase to myself