Being able to search samples in the micro-SD card by their name, on the Play.
This wish also applies to the Tracker, but it becomes more evident on the Play because of the workflow defaulting more to sample packs.
What is the problem?
The micro-SD card inserted on the Play may contain thousands of samples, and the only way to find the one you need is to hope that it is inside of the sample pack you are loading, or scan through directories.
What do you want to achieve?
Imagine you need a Xylophone sound. You bet there is one somewhere inside the card but… where? It’s not one of the frequent instruments that will get an own directory like Kick, Bass, etc.
Imagine that you could use the keyboard that already exists to find a string in the file name. In this case, you would type “xylo” and that would show any samples with the
*xylo* string in their name. It would be great if the string could be in the middle of the name and not only at the beginning so that i.e. “C3-Xylophon” could be found as well.
Are there any workarounds?
Get a copy of the samples on your PC and search there using the file manager or one app to organize samples like Sononym, Atlas2…
While this sounds trivial, many people want to keep a separation between their music gear and their computer (especially if they spend the whole day in front of a screen). This is a reason why DAWs and VSTs haven’t taken over. Bottom line, the more Polyend instruments can keep us away from computers, the better.
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Any references to other products?