Teenage Engineering OP-1, incredible pocket Midi Controller, Sequencer, Synth
March 30, 2009 § 1 Comment
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.
- 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?
- 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