OP-1 pocket synth/sequencer/sampler/midicontroller/alarmclock (what the heck doesn't this thing do!?)
April 2, 2009 § Leave a comment
We are geeked by the moment here at SDG and watching Teenage Engineering’s blog daily for updates from the Messe 09 convention in Frankfurt. This week the company gave first-looks at the coveted new machine, the OP-1, a pocket-sized synthesizer, sampler, midi controller, usb-friendly do-it-all gizmo. Based on the Casio VL-1, there was speculation that this might be in the prosumer/toy end of the spectrum. Rest assured it’s not.
Taken from nostromo’s blog: I’m back from the messe. It seems that during these three days, the whole world’s go uber excited about teenageengineering’s OP-1, which I didn’t expect (hey, I was FIRST)… seems like these guys seems to know what they are doing in terms of marketing !
First of all, it’s kind of a swedish all of fame working in there. There’s former peoples from Elektron, former peoples from ACNE (responsible for the beautiful design of the MachineDrum & MonoMachine packaging and user interface) and Johan, so the project really seems in good hands. They stay pretty secretive about what it’s really going to be about. The reason behind this is that they don’t really know for sure the complete feature set, the price tag nor when it’s going to be ready. They are definetly not doing vaporware tho. They say people think of them as a “concept” company but they have ferm intentions in terms of producing whatever they come up with.