Teenage Engineering OP-1, incredible pocket Midi Controller, Sequencer, Synth

March 30, 2009 § 1 Comment

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This thing looks too cool to be real. 2009 design, roland-syle keys, snyth, controller, portable, incredibly cute. Many travelling geeks are going to have eyes (and ears) on the Teenage Engineering OP-1. Currently Teenage is planning a beta-phase that will last 10-12 months and then (hopefully) soon after this will be released to the masses. For now these new photos have been drooling with anticipation.

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Features:

  • Controller functions: transport controls, 4 rotary encoders, 16 dedicated “quick keys”
  • Motion sensor so you can shake the thing
  • Stand-alone synthesis (no computer needed), with 8 synth models, 8 samplers
  • Synth models: FM synthesis, virtual analog, more (can’t tell what other synth models they intend)
  • Effects: Delay, Flutter, Filters, EQ
  • Sequencer — described as “at present time, secret.” A secret sequencer? Isn’t it already somewhat secret, seeing as the device isn’t shipping?
  • Arpeggiator
  • FM radio (so you can record Akufen-style radio samples?)
  • Built-in mic, speaker
  • Record to MP3
  • 12 mm thin
  • USB 2.0, minijacks for audio in / out+heaphones
  • Battery-powered using the power connector, which is “the same as used in robotic automation applications”
  • Holes for a carry strap

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