MATRIXSYNTH: Polyend Tracker Firmware Update v1.3.0

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Polyend Tracker Firmware Update v1.3.0


Polyend

"Polyend is pushing the Tracker standalone workstation further forward with a welcomed functionality-boosting v1.3.0 firmware update.

This is a special one as it is also introducing onboard games, allowing users to take a breather from music-making and refill their creative juices.

Download at polyend.com/downloads, update your unit and explore the new possibilities. Get on the right track!

Firmware Release Highlights

New MIDI I/O functionalities:

- Per step MIDI Chords,
- MIDI Microtune step Fx,
- Performance mode is now controllable via MIDI input,
- Master mixer levels are now controllable via MIDI input,
- Tracker can now be configured to send 6 distinct MIDI CCs per MIDI channel,
- Added support for sending MIDI channel aftertouch and polyphonic aftertouch,
- MIDI instruments in Pattern mode can now be present without a note (specify which MIDI channel to send CC),
- MIDI delay compensation for external clock sources in Config,

Overall enhancements and workflow refinements:

- Tune step Fx,
- Track Arm Recording,
- Live Audio Line Input Monitoring is now available during song playback,
- Long Sample Importing,
- Lo-quality Importing (saves sample pool memory time),
- Delete unused samples,
- Timestretch Fx in Sample Editor,
- Bit depth available as step and Performance Fx's,
- Transpose octaves by turning the Jog-wheel with Shift in note editing,
- Enhanced Pattern Fill command: Euclidean fills, density setting in Random fills,
- Rewritten from scratch rendering mechanism,

New sound sculpting possibilities:

- 5-band master EQ,
- Bass booster,
- Stereo enhancer,
- Updated Limiter with gain reduction meter,
- Line Input can now be a Sidechain source for the Limiter,

Onboard games are now available to catch a breather from a hard day of music-making.

- Polyend Tracker v1.3.0 firmware update is required to run the games,
- Download the games, unzip and copy the "Games" folder directly to the SD card root directory,
- Games will be accessible from the Files screen.

Please save your active project before upgrading firmware.


Picture & sound by Isobutane"

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