Ahead Of 2023 NAMM Show: Polyend announces Polyend Tracker Mini, and it looks like a ‘best in show’ contender.

Ahead of the 2023 NAMM Show, Polish hardware developer Polyend has announced the Polyend Tracker Mini, a portable production workstation that builds on the success of their original Tracker.

Polyend says that the Tracker Mini is smaller, lighter, and more powerful than its predecessor. New features include stereo sample playback, audio over USB, a high-quality onboard microphone, and an onboard battery. The Mini also features lower latency and a faster CPU.

Polyend says that they listened to feedback from users of the original Tracker and incorporated popular feature requests into the Mini, including upgraded headroom, easier project management, and a refined signal path for more transparent audio playback.

“The Polyend Tracker Mini is the portable instrument that I’ve been dreaming of for years,” says Polyend CEO Piotr Raczynski. “I’ve been using trackers since I was eleven, and I’ve always thought the interface was perfect as a travel companion. Before the original tracker was created, we started developing the platform as a portable battery-powered unit. Part delays and sourcing issues made us switch gears, so we built the original tracker in desktop format. The original Tracker was received so well that we extended development time and upgraded the Mini. Now we have a portable tracker that is more powerful, with a lot of room for us to continue to develop the tracker and add new features well into the future. Mini is easy to use and suitable for both experienced and novice music producers”, and that, “its workflow is easy to pick up, allowing you to get creative in no time”.

Tracker Mini certainly looks the part, and even though it is designed to be a handheld device – to the point where it resembles a Game Boy-style video game – that large screen should make it great fun to work with. And as it is more mobile and powerful than the original, we can almost forgive the price hike.

The Polyend Tracker Mini is available for pre-order now, priced at $699/€699 , with orders shipping July 12, 2023.

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