The new Teenage Engineering initiative – pocket operator project competition

May 21, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 


pocket operator project competition starts now –submit your ideas, videos or designs for the pocket operators to win a package of great prizes!
one project will be selected by us to win PO-12, PO-14, PO-16 and 3 t-shirts made by cheap monday for teenage engineering. see the prizes here.
send us your contributions via facebook, instagram or twitter (see details below). submit your entry before 2nd of june. we will publish the winner on 9th of june.
you can download the official measurements and CAD files for the pocket operators below. both 2D and 3D files are provided.happy creating!

Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator 12 HACK

May 4, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Ally Mobbs added a beat repeat and big buttons to the PO12 so he could play it live.

more info here

Modal Jam with Pocket Operators

April 29, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Background video description:

a quick overdubed jam using all 3 pocket operators and Pianoteq as rhodes sound.
I used the DAW midi clock to send timing over to my Korg Volca (beats) who then sends a nice clear sync message to the pocket operators.
Added some reverb, a bit of panning and simple mastering

Pocket Operators – All three together at the same time

March 7, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

The final part of our mini series on the Teenage Engineering Pocket Operators, which was one of the most popular releases at NAMM. Gaz Williams, hooks them up together and see if they play nice

Pocket Operator PO12 – Review

March 4, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

In the second of our Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator week series, Gaz Williams takes a look at the PO12 Rhythm drum machine

Teenage Engineering Pocket Operators

March 3, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

The mini series on the much anticipated Teenage Engineering Pocket Operators. Gaz Williams takes a look

A Cheesy Pocket Techno Jam

February 13, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

A truly portable electronic setup consisted of a PO-14 from teenage engineering, a monotron Delay from Korg and a talking translator by an unknow brand bought in a fleamarket

Teenage Engineering Pocket Operators – NAMM 2015

January 26, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Teenage Engineering show us their latest offerings, a trio of tiny stripped-down calculator-sized sequencers — each for only $59. There’s the PO-12 Rhythm drum machine, the PO-14 Sub bass synth and the PO-16 Factory lead synth. We hear what they can do.

Teenage Engineering PO-12 Hands-on

January 22, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

A quick look at the new, Nintendo Game & Watch-inspired, LCD display for the PO-12 synth line. Here, it’s the “factory” melodic instrument. Stay tuned fora bigger demo, though – this sounds a LOT bigger than you think.

Teenage Engineering has announced a new line of pocket sized synthesizers dubbed pocket operators. All three models come without casing where the components and artwork are visible directly on the printed circuit board. The battery powered pocket operators also come with a segment LCD screen, built in speaker, alarm clock (Finally, a manufacturer has figured out the one feature musicians have been clamoring for! —Ed.) and a stand made from bent wire. All models also feature parameter locks as well as synchronization functionality and they all have 3.5mm line in and line out. Each model has its own set of effects such as filters, bit-crushing, delay, stutter and many more.



PO-12 / rhythm — the rhythm is a drum machine with a 16 step sequencer with 16 different sounds which are a mix between synthesis and samples
PO-14 / sub — the sub is a bass line driven synthesizer. it’s got a 16 step sequencer with 16 sounds and 16 effects/playing styles
PO-16 / factory — the factory is a melody / lead-synth oriented machine with a 16 step sequencer, 16 sounds and 16 effects/ playing styles

Part of the development of the new gear was some sort of convoluted collaboration with Cheap Monday, a maker of jeans. There’s some backstory about TE needing lab coats and turning to Cheap Monday for inspiration, but the whole thing just sounds “over-baked” and “over-produced.” No pricing has been announced.

Dapayk & the Teenage Engineering OP 1

January 19, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Sunny winter day in Berlin… looping around with the OP-1

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