teenage engineering: op 1 portable synthesizer
teenage engineering: op 1 portable synthesizer teenage engineering: op 1 portable synthesizer
aug 02, 2011

teenage engineering: op 1 portable synthesizer

the ‘op-1’ portable synthesizer, designed by teenage engineering

op-1‘ is a portable synthesizer, designed by stockholm-based studio teenage engineering. measuring 282mm long by 102mm high and 13.5mm wide (11 x 4 x 0.5 inches), the device features four primary functions: synthesizer, loaded with eight  synthesizer engines; drum sampler; four-track tape recorder; and mixer.

the ‘op-1’ is preloaded with a range of drum kits, but new samples can be recorded from the microphone or line-in, or the device can be connected to a computer and any .aif file can be added immediately. the tape recorder permits the adjustment of tapespeed while recording, even permitting realtime backwards recording, with a recording time of about six minutes on normal speed. the four-channel mixer adds effects to each track individually or as a master control.

the ‘op-1’ contains a 3-axis motion sensor whose movement can be assigned to pitch or any synth, envelope, or effect parameter, for interactive sound control. a built-in FM radio permits the sampling and recording of radio feeds.

the colour-coded interface matches coloured buttons to the graphics on the OLED display, for more intuitive use.

video demo of device use

teenage engineering: op 1 portable synthesizer a 3-axis motion sensor lets synth and effect parameters be controlled in realtime by motion

teenage engineering: op 1 portable synthesizer keyboard layout

teenage engineering: op 1 portable synthesizer screenshots from OLED – (top from left): pulse synthesizer engine, drum sampler screen, tape recording screen, master EQ; (bottom from left): special mastering effects include ‘the punch’, envelops graphs, mixer screen, LFO modulator and record buttons

video demo of a simple multitrack beat session

video demo of sequencer and beat modifier

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    Dr. Design says:
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    btm says:
  • where can i buy it???????????

    smike smoke says:
  • Where would one look to purchase one and what the price going to look like?

    suckerforbrightandshineythings says:
  • It’s available on the [url=http://teenageengineering.com] Teenage Engineering [/url] website, but currently out of stock. Not cheap though.

    Edaemus says:
  • Wow, thats really beautiful.

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    gxrgxr says:

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