Teenage Engineering OP-1 Portable Synthesizer
Teenage Engineering Product Overview
The Portable Wonder from Teenage Engineering. Synthesizer and controller 8 built-in synthesizer engines, multiple effects and LFO's.
Connect it to your computer and control your DAW with the common play, stop, rec, forward and rewind. Use the 4 rotary encoders and 8 x 2 dedicated quick keys for fast selections. Built in 4-track tape Record everything on the built in 4-track tape. Match the tape speed to the sequencer clock for some really nice overdubbing with changing pitch. Change tape speed while recording, or even record backwards in realtime.
Switch to the 4 channel mixer and add some texture with the built in EQ and Drive. All in one portable OP-1 is the all-in-one portable Synthesizer, Sampler and Controller. With additional features like the FM Radio and an assignable G-Force sensor for motion controlled effects. With OP-1's built-in Tape feature you are able to record everything you do on to the 4 tracks, with overdubbing, reverse recording Drag and drop When plugged to a mac/pc using USB, the OP-1 shows up as a mass storage device. Ready for you to drag and drop audio files between your computer and the OP-1.
The 4 tape tracks are available as well as sampled waveforms for you to manipulate. No additional software or drivers required. Just plug and play. Colour coded interface The unique OP-1 colour coded interface with colour graphics on the beautiful OLED display is direct related to the four colour rotary encoders and the legend on the keyboard. Easy reading and a non-technical way to control and shape your sounds. Finally, you don't have to be a scientist to use a synthesizer. 16 Hours Battery Power Playing at maximum volume you can travel over the atlantic ocean two ways constantly making music on your OP-1 before it runs out of power. And at the same time have over 2 years of stand by time.
- Multiple Synthesizer Engines with Exchangable Architecture
- Built-in 24 Voice Instant Live Sampler
- 4 track Tape Recorder with Variable Tape Speed
- 6 Minutes Recording Time. (Up to 24 Minutes)
- 4 track Mixer with EQ, Effect, Drive and Master Out
- Multiple Exchangable Effects
- Multiple Exchangable Sequencers
- USB MIDI Controller - MAC & PC Compatible
- 2-Way USB File Transfer - MAC & PC Compatible
- Colour Coded Vector Based User Interface
- Instant Reverse and variable Tape Speed Recording
- Full Classic Tape Editing Capabilities
- Master Tempo with Beat Matching to Tape Feature
No upgrades available
First unit had a faulty headphone socket, so best to check this out as soon as you get one. However, once I got a replacement unit, this really lives up to the hype. I'm addicted to it! I've had it less than a week and I cannot spend enough time on it. YouTube is a great source of info for getting started. The depth of capability for such a portable unit is incredible and the graphics screen is really engaging. I'm only just starting with music production and the tactile, hands on feel of this unit and the ease at which you can start creating, is great for me. I wanted something that was portable and this is like a studio in your back pack!
Amazing piece of equipment, it's all about the practice now
So far I've mastered about a 10,000th of what it can do - an amazing piece of kit!
This is a terrifying little box - it's so powerful. So far I've barely had time to switch it on, but each time I have, I've been blown away by what it can do. For a beginner like me it's a brilliant way to get into synthesis / sequencing / sampling.
Fantastic machine, worth every penny for the inspiration and creativity it gives alone.