Is there a manual for the Polyend Seq?
Yes, there is one. You can find it here: https://polyend.com/manuals/
Do I need to use the original Seq AC adapter?
One important hint for a long relationship with the Seq :) - you can power the Seq up both from the USB port and the original AC adapter. You may like to mark the power plug of the AC adapter because the Seq is operating at +5v and is very sensitive for the higher voltages, it's easy to damage it with the use of an improper AC adapter. Answering your question, yes you can. But please make sure that before connecting it to your Seq unit you've double-checked that it has identical powering voltag...
My Seq screen is flickering slightly, periodic. Is this normal?
Yes, this is normal behavior. The screen is flickering in all of the existing manufactured devices due to hardware/software related decisions we've made while making it. There's nothing we can do about it now, yet it is not anyhow influencing the workflow. The Seq is our second instrument, we're still learning. If this is disturbing you badly - the USB powering should be less bright and less annoying.
Is the Seq swing function available on the external MIDI clock?
No, it doesn't. The swing is generated in regard to the internal clock source only.
I'd like to use Seq with my Eurorack modular synthesizer. How to do it?
We have a dedicated Eurorack module - Poly 2 > https://polyend.com/poly2-midi-to-cv-converter/ It converts MIDI signals to CVs. Each Seq track is represented in Poly by a row of Gate, Pitch (v/oct), Velocity, and Modulation (CC message). Poly is also a universal polyphonic MIDI to CV converter so you can use is also for different MIDI devices.
Can Seq play polyrhythms?
Yes. Each track can have a different length, so it's very easy to create polyrhythms. There are also the per track clock divisions available.
What is stored when live recording a sequence in Seq?
There are many parameters stored when recording live sequence: • Note, • Velocity, • Length, • MIDI CC messages (modulation parameter on Seq),
How do I enter notes to the sequences in Seq?
There are three options: • Hold step and hit the note on external MIDI device, • Choose a note using Note knob on Seq,
Is Seq's USB connection bidirectional?
Yes, you can send and receive data to a computer/tablet/smartphone. Receiving data from the external device is useful when programming a sequence. You can send MIDI notes, velocity, and modulation.
Can I use Seq with a smartphone or a tablet?
Yes, there are tons of great apps that support MIDI. With Android devices, you do not need additional equipment. Androids works as host device so you connect your smartphone directly to the USB port and you can send and receive MIDI notes. With Apple devices, you need either the inexpensive Lightning-to-USB-camera adapter or iOS MIDI interface like IK Multimedia iRig MIDI 2 and use standard MIDI din cables.
Can I use Seq to play virtual instruments on my computer?
Yes. Seq will appear as MIDI device in your DAW/virtual instrument if connected to a computer with USB cable.
Is Seq USB-powered?
Yes. You can connect Seq to any USB power source. It can be even powered from your smartphone or tablet.
What's in the Seq box?
• 1x Seq, • 1x USB cable, • Power supply, • Printed manual,
What is Seq made of?
Enclosure: • Anodized glass-blasted aluminum, • Clear-lacquered oak, Buttons: • Soft and smooth silicone, • Bright led backlight, Knobs: • anodized glass-blasted aluminum
What are Seq dimensions?
• Length: 23.6 in (60 cm), • Width: 5.7 in (14.5 cm), • Height: 1.7 in (4.3 cm), • Weight: 4.6 lbs (2.1 kg),
What are Seq's sync options?
You can choose to sync clock form: • Internal clock, • DAW via USB, • External MIDI,
What are Seq inputs and outputs?
• MIDI Input to either sync clock or input MIDI notes, • MIDI Thru, • Two independent MIDI Outputs, • USB for bidirectional MIDI communication, • Footswitch input to control Start, Stop, and Record,