Teenage Engineering OP-1 Portable Synthesizer Workstation

$849.00

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Teenage Engineering's OP-1 synthesizer gives you a complete sampling and synthesis workstation you can take anywhere. If you're going on a transatlantic flight or backpacking down the Inca Trail, then this is the keyboard you want. Loaded with 24 voices, eight synth engines, a flexible sequencer, and a 4-track virtual tape machine, the OP-1 gives you plenty of ways to fuel your creativity. And since it can run for 16 hours on a single charge, you're never tethered to AC when you want to make music with your Teenage Engineering OP-1. Teenage Engineering OP-1 Mini Synthesizer System at a Glance:
  • Compact synthesizer, sampler, and controller in one
  • Record like a pro with the built-in 4-track virtual tape deck
  • Drag-and-drop interface with any Mac or Windows PC
  • Striking user interface with color-coded convenience
  • Make music anywhere with 16 hours of battery power
  • Compact synthesizer, sampler, and controller in one
  • From the classic 8-bit Dr Wave sound engine to the String physical modeling engine, the Teenage Engineering OP-1 gives you eight great ways to make cool and creative sounds. You also get two different styles of onboard samplers, including a synth sampler and a drum sampler for adding realistic instrument sounds to the mix. And when you hook the OP-1 up to your computer, you can instantly take control of your favorite virtual instruments, right from its extremely streamlined user interface.

    Record like a pro with the built-in 4-track virtual tape deck
    When you're ready to record, you'll find the Teenage Engineering OP-1's built-in 4-track "tape deck" to be more than inspiring. Combined with the onboard sequencer, you can create truly funky effects by varying the tape speed (or even reversing it) it real time. And when you add in the OP-1's 4-channel mixer with EQ and Drive controls, you'll be surprised by what you can accomplish.

    Drag-and-drop interface with any Mac or Windows PC
    Connect your Teenage Engineering OP-1 mini synthesizer workstation to your computer and it instantly shows up as a mass storage device. This lets you drag and drop audio files between your Mac or Windows PC, allowing you to retrieve recordings from your OP-1, and load new clips up to 12 seconds long into its samplers.

    Striking user interface with color-coded convenience
    You never have to wonder what you're reaching for, when you grab one of your Teenage Engineering OP-1's color-coded encoders. That's because each color corresponds with the color represented by the graphics displayed on the OP-1's vividly colored OLED display. If you're more creative than technical, you'll find it super easy to tweak settings and shape sounds on this compact keyboard.

    Make music anywhere with 16 hours of battery power
    Even with the volume cranked as high as it can go, the Teenage Engineering OP-1 synth can go up to 16 hours on a single charge. That's a ton of time you don't have to stay tied down to an outlet. At the same time, the OP-1 can go idle for up to 2 years before running out of battery power, so you don't have to keep your OP-1 locked in charging mode when not in use.

    Teenage Engineering OP-1 Mini Synthesizer System Features:
  • A compact 24-button (not velocity sensitive) synth you can use to make music anywhere, even where there's no AC power
  • 8 x synthesizer engines with exchangable architecture let you create tons of unique sounds
  • Synthesizer engines include: Dr Wave raw 8-bit yupe sound engine, FM synthesis engine, Pulse square wave engine, String physical modeling, Digital raw engine, Phase distortion engine, Cluster multiple wave engine, and the ability to expand with future synth engines
  • Built-in 24 Voice Instant Live Sampler lets you sample from the onboard mic, FM radio (optional antenna required), or line-level source
  • DBOX drum synthesizer provides up to 12 seconds of sampling per slot
  • 4 track Tape Recorder with Variable Tape Speed lets you record in a wide range of playback speeds, including reverse
  • Included storage provides 6 x minutes recording time (expandable up to 24)
  • 4-track mixer with EQ, Effect, Drive and Master Out controls
  • Multiple exchangable effects include: classic delay, hacked phone, punch, grid based echo, spring reverb, and the ability to add future effects with software upgrades
  • Multiple exchangeable sequencers includes pattern (grid) sequencer, endless sequencer, and Tombola random sequence generator
  • Battery powered (non-removable lithium-ion cell) for up to 16 hours use on one charge
  • USB for MIDI Controller and file interchange functionality
  • 3-axis (G-Force) motion sensor assignable to any synth, envelope, effect parameter or to pitch
  • Color-coded vector based user interface
  • Instant reverse and variable "tape speed" recording with full classic tape editing capabilities
  • Master tempo with Beat Matching to Tape Feature
  • Built in speaker for headphone-free monitoring
  • Compatible with a wide selection of simple and effective add-on accessories
  • Machined aluminum housing
  • Hands-on by GEDDEM

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    Product Specification Sound Engine Type(s): 8 x Digital, 2 x Sampling
    Number of Keys: 24
    Other Controllers: 1 x Variable, 1 x 3-Axis Motion Sensor (G-Force)
    Polyphony: 24 Notes
    Wave Memory: 512MB Number of Effects: 5+
    Effects Types: Classic Delay, Hacked Phone, Punch, Grid Based Echo, Spring Reverb Sampling: Yes
    Audio Playback: 4-track Playback (RAM)
    Sequencer 1 x Pattern, 1 x Endless, 1 x Tombola Random Sequence Generator USB 1 x Mini-B
    Audio Inputs: 1 x 1/8" (Stereo)
    Audio Outputs: 1 x 1/8" (Stereo)
    MIDI I/O: USB
    Height: 0.53"
    Width: 11.1"
    Depth: 4.02"
    Power Supply: 16-hour Battery
    Manufacturer Part Number: 002.AS.001
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    Review from D. PriolaReview by D. Priola
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    The device exudes quality, humor, and freedom from the tyranny of digital audio workstations. The build quality is stunning, from the aluminum case, to the high quality encoders, AMOLED screen, and buttons. The OP-1 is exceptional in use, too. The rotary encoders are color coded, corresponding with onscreen graphics. It's easy to pick up and play, and after a little while in use, you really see the genius in the design. You have eight synth engines, a four track recorder with infinite overdubs, and a very easy to use and high quality sampling engine. Once you learn a few tricks, you realize this device has infinite possibilities. The long battery life means you can use it on the road, or anywhere you like. You can make full productions, or take your inspiration and easily dump the completed .aif files into a DAW for editing, with drag and drop functionality. I love that it helps you focus on sound and not on a PC screen. It is pricey, but you get a lot for your money. Highly recommended. (Posted on 3/27/2014)
    Review from D. PriolaReview by D. Priola
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    Played in store. Excited to own it. Supercool. Sounds great. Wonderfully portable. Sexy design (Posted on 3/27/2014)

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