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Polyend Play+ 16-track sample and synth groovebox launched

Polyend has announced an upgrade to its Play unit in the shape of the Play+, a 16-track sample and synth-based groovebox with an enhanced internal architecture which enables a host of new features such as richer stereo sounds, multitimbral polyphonic synthesis and seamless audio over USB.

There are many different synth engines onboard and each comes with a library of professionally crafted presets, as well as the ability to sculpt and morph with macros, patch editor, perform mode and new features to be added in forthcoming updates.

Synth Engines


ACD transports you back to the golden age of electronic music with its recreation of iconic single-oscillator monophonic analog synths. Paying homage to Japanese legends, ACD not only captures the essence of these classics but also propels you into the future with a lightning-fast synthesis experience. It offers a rich palette of options, ranging from faithful monophonic analog recreations to unique and innovative soundscapes.


FAT is a powerhouse synth engine that epitomizes the lush, vintage warmth of classic analog synthesizers. At its core, FAT hosts three virtual analog oscillators and offers an intuitive drift and detune control, ensuring you can effortlessly sculpt iconic massive sounds. The presets contain two distinct flavors of transistor ladder filters inspired by unique analog classics.  It offers a versatile range of sounds, from deep reese basses to ethereal pads, expressive leads, and classic keys.


VAP is a Virtual Analog Polysynth,  boasting a dual-oscillator architecture and a versatile modulation matrix. Complete with multiple filter flavors and pulse width modulation, VAP allows you to sculpt intricate patterns.This engine shines when it comes to creating mesmerizing, evolving textures, crafting lush pads, and conjuring up one-of-a-kind sound effects.


WTFM is a unique 2-operator FM synth engine that utilizes WaveTable-based oscillators driven by a 3x feedback system. The operators are based on sweeping wavetables, ranging from fundamental sine waves to harmonically rich timbres, offering a diverse tonal palette. Whether you’re sculpting smooth, enveloping pads or crafting cutting-edge metallic tones, WTFM empowers you to achieve unique textures with precision and authenticity.


Stereo Expansion

Play+ has transitioned from mono to stereo, allowing for a more nuanced and expansive sonic canvas. Experience your sounds with added depth, capturing the subtleties that make all the difference.

Seamless Audio Over USB

Multi-track your sessions. With Play+, 14 stereo tracks can be sent to your DAW separately, ensuring precision and flexibility in post-production. This isn’t just about ease of recording; it’s about amplifying your potential in mixing, mastering, and live performances. Add a professional shine to your completed songs, enhance your tracks with external effects, or add depth during a live set — Play+ is built to compliment every stage of your creative process.


Existing users of the original Play can ship their unit to Polyend for an upgrade. $799 new. $399 upgrade.

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