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June 10, 2009

Teenage Engineering

It won't be out for awhile, but I'm already salivating for the OP-1, a small but surprisingly powerful controller-synth. At 4 x 11 inches, it's mega portable, sounds amazing, and is oh so styling.

Here's what Teenage Engineering, the designers of the synth, have to say about it...

OP-1 stands for Operator 1 and is a pocket size controller for your favorite software sequencer. Connect it to your laptop and it lets you control your sequencers transport with the common play, stop, rec, forward and rewind. Use it to control your software synthesizers with the 4 rotary encoders and 16 dedicated quick keys for fast selections.


There's also a built in motion sensor; you can shake the thing around to change the timbre of the sounds. Or sample beats directly from the built-in FM radio (how cool). You can even "memorize a tune by whistling it into the built-in microphone." All in all, it's pretty amazing what they fit into this thing. 


Interestingly enough... they're not mentioning a price.


FM Synthesis

Link to OP-1 site

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"Interestingly enough... they're not mentioning a price."

If I have to ask... I shouldn't even ask.

It does look pritty cool though.

Posted by: ScottE | Jun 10, 2009 3:37:14 PM

Sounds really great.

Posted by: DX | Jun 17, 2009 8:36:20 AM

I saw this a while back on Sonic State. It looks cool, I've been saving too.

Posted by: Alex Chopelas | Jun 17, 2009 11:11:03 AM

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