The gorgeous boutique Roland Juno hardware recreation meant to work only with a plug-in

When arguing merits of vintage synth reproduction, invoking a “plug-in” is often a derogatory slur. Not here – this high-end boutique hardware is made to work with software alone.

Polyend’s Tracker is here for $599 – here’s what makes it special for playing and production

Surprise number one: Polyend’s Tracker packs a lot of deep musicality you may have missed in the teasers and leaks. Surprise two: it costs far less than people first guessed.

Peter Kirn - March 18, 2020

Polyend’s Medusa still looks unique amidst wavetable rush, and now it’s €798

With characteristic engineer’s modesty, Polish maker Polyend calls its Medusa wavetable+analog grid “slightly different.” But it’s really rather different, and a €798 price makes it more accessible.

Peter Kirn - October 7, 2019

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