ARE YOU A PINBALL WIZARD?
The second device in the Arcade Series is PolyPin a Polyrhythmic Performance Sequencer inspired by Pinball. Up to 8 sequencers run in sync or independently using specially developed sequencer modes:
- Probability for creating random chance based beats
- Euclidean for exotic polyrhythmic patterns
- Classic for retro 16 step sequencing.
The Accelerator function is used to speed up or slow down a sequencer, this is a way of adding live variation to your performances. The Accelerators are activated by your chosen control surface (Push, LaunchPad and shortly LaunchPad PRO) when a sequencer is running and by pressing one of the upper seven pads with rates switchable between Whole Notes, Dotted or Triplets
We’ve even included a Swing control, this can create some crazy rhythms so should be used with CARE!
“At first blush, this unconventional sequencer may seem overly niche, but a quick test drive revealed huge potential, as dynamic rhythms spewed forth like magma. And while it may seem limited to drums, placing it on an instrument track and carefully assigning the notes led to a whole new approach to melodic sequencing that could prove inspiring for many. ”
Watch the videos below, then subscribe and get playing to your hearts content!
UPDATE: Now includes controller lock so you can keep focus on the device whilst navigating around your set, even if you’re using an Ableton Push ONE or TWO!