Tracker Mini: Play+ Synth Engines

That’s a very good idea. I love this feature on the Roland MC grooveboxes.

Have a look at this wish for Offline synths just to generate .wavs with.

I actually would not like to have Play+'s synths added to the Mini.
Offline samplegenerators i would like though.
It’s a matter of keeping it simple and separate i guess.

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yea i like the vibe of the offline sound generators. it’s a brilliant idea

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Why not having both then :wink:

I like the idea of offline synths too but if I had a choice to make, I would prefer having Play+/DW-M8 or similar engines.

I wouldnt. Too cluttered. Somehow i would like it the tracjer to stay samplebased.
An offlinesynth could be tweaked and sampled.and tweaked and sampled. Which would mean to make decisions and stay with the audiorecording. This is for me an important aspect of the trackers.

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i mean… what if realtime synths could be sampled as well. imagine the possibiities! :exploding_head:

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:rofl::rofl::rofl:

nonono its either realtime or offline nothing in between

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the party’s over :sunglasses:

It’s better to pay more attention to the sampler and instruments, add more functions for playing slices, loop, pitch / repitch, etc. - just like in renoise. Time-stretching algorithms, more modulations for the sampler and instruments, more command step effects. Synthesizers aren’t that important. There are synthesizers in Play Plus, it’s better to develop it in this direction :slight_smile: And the tracker should be a ADVANCED SAMPLER!

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These are actually all good ideas ! Maybe check-out if they are already on the wishlist, otherwise maybe it’s worth posting them for vote !

I posted this idea for the synth engines, but it doesn’t mean I don’t like sampling. I love sampling ! :sweat_smile:

I had a couple sampling-related requesting multi-sampling instrument and multi-sampling robot, but they haven’t been approved for vote. Instead, another one consisting of a robot grabbing/trimming wavetables instruments automatically unit is approved, though still in the unnoticed ones !

Another, still sampling related about audio sampling via USB, does have much more traction :

Still the synth engines make a lot of sense I believe, for having tested the DirtyWave M8 with its synth engines, that made it a very powerful production tool and it’s actually a lot of fun combining samples with synths in a tracker workflow.

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Would be the perfect addition to the Tracker mini.

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Exciting update regarding the release of the Tracker+, which now notably provides 16 tracks and Play+’ synth engines with an additional Perc(ussion) engine.

With quote from the announcement (Announcing Tracker+) regarding the mini :

Tracker Mini Compatibility

With the coming Tracker Mini 2.0 update, Tracker Mini will receive feature parity with Tracker+. Tracker+ projects will be completely compatible with Tracker Mini, record a sketch on your Tracker Mini and finish it on Tracker+. Tracker Mini 2.0 will arrive this summer.

So happy Polyend considered and is now implementing this wish :star_struck: :pray:

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This is just the cherry on top of hearing new Polyend releases; knowing my new Tracker Mini will indeed be as beefy as the new tracker + makes me feel even better about my investment! Thanks for listening!

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I am confused though; does this mean that the tracker + is a new device but they can push this in a 2.0 update for the mini? This would be really amazing to be honest, and make sense, considering that the Tracker hardware is not as powerful as the Mini hardware.

But I thought that the Mini hardware was not powerful enough to run synths; so I am looking forward to see this in action.

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I am confused though; does this mean that the tracker + is a new device but they can push this in a 2.0 update for the mini? This would be really amazing to be honest, and make sense, considering that the Tracker hardware is not as powerful as the Mini hardware.

But I thought that the Mini hardware was not powerful enough to run synths; so I am looking forward to see this in action.

Tracker mini is more powerful than the Og tracker and I assume it uses similar hardware as on the new Tracker+, if not the same (I let Polyend confirm on this).

The strategy makes sense if it’s the same hw, hence features, for full project compatibility between the two devices. To be honest it works: I’m tempted to have both (one for on-the-go usage and one for studio), when you have the two, you could even consider performing a live with the two connected on a DJ mixer.

After looking at the comparison chart on the homepage, it looks like the Mini will be pumped up to a Mini+ in the near future :exploding_head::ok_hand:t3:

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After looking at the comparison chart on the homepage, it looks like the Mini will be pumped up to a Mini+ in the near future :exploding_head::ok_hand:t3:

yep and for free, no need to buy a new mini :clap:t2:

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Yep, the mini is more powerful than the OG full size; although how much more powerful is hard to say, since there are no clear specs on its actual internals (some says it is running on a Teensy like the M8?)

I welcome the approach to make something and improve on it; that is the whole point of iterate on a device, instead of just make a new one. I get that at one point you hit the wall because of technical constrains, but I am tired to see people making music instruments and say “can’t do more, the hardware is old”; because I turn my head and look at my synth from the 70s and 80s and they still do their job just fine.

For some things, I welcome progress and innovation, but for others, I am fine iterating and refining on the UI and adding optimizations. The more you know the hardware the more you can squeeze out of it.I am so used to the mini at this point that I don’t feel that the lack of the wheel and extra keys is a big hit for me :slight_smile:

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I think that the lesson of the Play and Play + was learned. Good job Polyend.