Want something that switches between 20 presets with clear labels? Easy. Want much more including X Y pads and pressure sensitive controls? It does that too, and it’s all easy to set up with our setup app. Simply print your board from the app and slide it into the sleeve. Easy control of pedals from Chase Bliss, Eventide, Pigtronix, Strymon and more, amps from Kemper, Positive Grid, Peavey and Hughes & Kettner as well as full featured control of Ableton and Bitwig, all without taking your hands off your instrument. Poly is made from polycarbonate and aluminum composite, uses top quality components like Switchcraft jacks and lets you express more with your feet.
Poly Expressive is a foot controller that is easy to configure to do exactly what you want.
For a long time I wanted to control effects while playing guitar or bass but to do so I had to either take my hands of the instrument and turn knobs or control a single thing with an expression pedal. I wanted something better, so I created Poly Expressive. I often run my bass or guitar through Bitwig or Ableton as well as pedals, layering sounds and triggering clips and samples to augment my playing.
•Detects position and pressure
•Can send 3 dimensions at once per area, multiple MIDI messages can be mapped to each dimension.
•Made from Polycarbonate, the same material as riot shields. It’s tough.
•No hard limit on how many messages per area.
•Two sizes: Large Fits A3 / ledger paper, mini is A4 / US Letter
•Great for controlling pedals, amps, DAWs/software and mobile apps
•Can send MIDI clock
•Daisy chain multiple Poly wirelessly
•Premium parts including Switchcraft connectors
•Built in Melbourne, Australia
•Bluetooth and wired MIDI
•Standard 9V 100mA centre negative power required
•Can send MIDI control change (CC), program change, note on/off, aftertouch, pitch bend.
•6.5 MHz sample clock for low latency and accurate position sensing.
•1/4” / 6 mm thick
•As many regions as you want, in any colour.
Whole area: 22.2" x 13.8" / 565 mm X 350 mm, active window area 18.5" x 11.6" / 469 mm X 294 mm.
•Setup app runs on iOS, Android, Mac, Windows and Linux.
Responds to Position and Pressure
Poly Expressive isn’t a 1 dimensional controller like an expression or wah pedal. Instead, it senses horizontal and vertical position and pressure at very high precision and low latency, giving you much more control with every movement.
You can also customise the curve / taper of each of control. Imagine that you want to control a filter but only half of the range of the control knob suits your style. It’s easy to setup to have just the section you want.
A big difference between Poly Expressive and a traditional controller is that you can make it have as many or as few controllers as you want.
Poly fits both ledger and A3 paper so it’ll work anywhere in the world. Making and switching between boards is quick and easy.
Like X Y pads or pressure sensitive squares? Have heaps of them or just a few. Got big feet or pointy shoes? Change the sizes to suit you. Customise your board easily and print them out wherever you are.We test with lots of different shoes to make sure it'll work for everyone.
Poly Expressive is great with pedals as they are our main focus. At launch we hope to have default controls and boards for every major pedal. Currently we test with pedals from Chase Bliss, Pigtronix, Positive Grid, Eventide, Elektron, Strymon and Line 6. It’s easy to power Poly Expressive as it takes standard centre pin negative 9V DC power and only needs 100ma.
If you want to use Poly Expressive with non-MIDI pedals that have an expression pedal input, like the Pigtronix Mothership 2 or the Strymon El Capistan add the MIDI to expression pedal converter to your pledge. The MIDI to expression pedal converter can be used without Poly Expressive as well, controlling 2 expression pedal capable pedals and is also an dual LFO generator and Bluetooth to 5 Pin MIDI converter.
Easy to Set Up
Setting up some pedals or amps with MIDI can require reading the possibly confusing manual to find CC numbers, and what they mean. Not any more! With Poly you can just select the pedals and their controllers will appear in the app. Instead of looking up that sending value 3 selects Fuzz, just select Fuzz from the drop down.
The setup app runs on iOS, Android, Mac, Windows and Linux.