Teenage Engineering OP-1 OS update – Sonic Teaser

April 11, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Ilona and Tobias checking out the new secret OP-1 OS coming soon. Here’s a sonic sneak peak of what’s cooking…
More sounds here: https://soundcloud.com/one/op-1-os-te…

OP-1 promo is inspired by this great video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tgpayt…

Programming for Depeche Mode – Interview with Christoffer Berg

March 27, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Teenage Engineering: How did you get involved in the album process?

Christoffer Berg: I got involved at the end of January 2012. I was asked if I would be interested. In February I went to London to meet Ben Hillier and Daniel Miller to listen to some demos and just meet them. In March I went to the first recording session in Santa Barbara.

TE: How come they first approached you?

CB: I think the way it happened was that Ferg Peterkin, who was the engineer on the record, was in the studio where I have a production room, Svenska Grammofon Studion in Gothenburg. He was recording an album with a band called Foals, and him and Luke Smith, who was the programmer on the previous record, had brought their modulars along.

I asked if I could have a go at the equipment and do some experiments with it. They invited me to come in whenever I wanted to, so I recorded some stuff on a mobile setup that I brought to their room. After this I was kind of invited to send a resume and submit some demos.

There was quite a substantial list of experience required to even submit a demo. You had to have expertise in several modern day sequencers and also be able to synchronize these with old analog stuff. But at the time when I started making electronic music music, I had to use sync boxes and a four track portastudio. So when I looked through the list I thought to my self “I can do this”, and “if I get this job I’m gonna kill it”.

TE: What was the actual position offered?

CB: It was as the programmer. My technical responsibility would be to keep different systems synchronized, and also to program beats, make sounds, basslines or whatever.

TE: So, during a days work, what equipment would you use?

CB: Oh, my god… Wow, we had a huge Eurorack modular with somewhere around 700 – 800 modules. During the recording process Martin (Gore) also got a dotcom modular, which I really fell in love with. We had ARP 2600′s. Martin has a rack which has three 2600′s in one rack, with custom MIDI interface for them. That was insane! One favorite of mine came to be the ‘Gleeman Pentaphonic’, a kind of rare early digital analog hybrid synth, which looks really cool and has a very special sound. It’s almost impossible to list every thing and almost easier to list the stuff we didn’t have.

Read the whole interview here

Teenage Engineering – What Is That?

January 27, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Teenage Engineering – What Is That? Cloud speaker explained

Everything you need is Built-In.

Inside the OD-11 you’ll find an integrated amplifier that delivers 100W. Combine this with integrated WiFi and a sound processor and you have everything you need to enjoy cloud music.

To make the user experience even greater we designed an amazingly simple volume remote with wireless communication built around the latest Bluetooth 4 Low Energy chip that allows the remote to run for years on a single button cell battery.

We also added a magnet on the back of the remote so you can stick it to anything from your fridge to the front of your OD-11.

Reintroducing good sound.

The original Carlsson OD-11 was introduced in 1974. Created by Stig Carlsson, the Swedish engineer that challenged the audio industry in the 60s and 70s by designing and refining his loudspeaker for real living rooms, as opposed to the common practice of developing speakers in perfectly damped rooms. Oddly, that contradiction is the same today.

At introduction the OD-11 was the most affordable HiFi speaker of its time. The Carlssons loudspeakers sold over 100.000 pairs just in Sweden and was instantly established as icons of it’s time.

Teenage Engineering on cloud hunting – Introduces the OD-11 Cloud Speaker

January 10, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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Here’s the background info:

World’s first Cloud Speaker.

Today, almost all music has moved to the cloud. We think this is great evolution. Sadly, the audio equipment needed to listen to music in the cloud hasn’t really caught up with this transition. We investigated the market closely, but we couldn’t find one system that delivered both great sound and a great user experience. So we had to build it ourselves. We have created a device that is built from the ground up especially for enjoying music in the cloud. We call this device Cloud Speaker.

Everything you need is Built-In.

Inside the OD-11 you’ll find an integrated amplifier that delivers 100W. Combine this with integrated WiFi and a sound processor and you have everything you need to enjoy cloud music. To make the user experience even greater we designed an amazingly simple volume remote with wireless communication built around the latest Bluetooth 4 Low Energy chip that allows the remote to run for years on a single button cell battery. We also added a magnet on the back of the remote so you can stick it to anything from your fridge to the front of your OD-11.

Reintroducing good sound.

The original Carlsson OD-11 was introduced in 1974. Created by Stig Carlsson, the Swedish engineer that challenged the audio industry in the 60s and 70s by designing and refining his loudspeaker for real living rooms, as opposed to the common practice of developing speakers in perfectly damped rooms. Oddly, that contradiction is the same today. At introduction the OD-11 was the most affordable HiFi speaker of its time. The Carlssons loudspeakers sold over 100.000 pairs just in Sweden and was instantly established as icons of it’s time.

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The original Carlsson speaker.

Teenage Engineering has worked closely with the Stig Carlsson Foundation to build on the tradition of Stig Carlssons work and his life long mission for great natural sound. The result of this is OD-11. Carefully and meticulosly re-engineered by Teenage Engineering. Welcome to a great cloud music experience.

More info and specs can be found here >>

Teenage Engineering – The PSM x OP-1

December 26, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · 1 Comment 

Filmed at gHouse, London: Super talented artist, Pauli “The PSM” performs a fresh composition with sounds from the OP-1′s extensive sound banks and graphics captured from the OP-1′s OLED display.

Director: Rohan Blair-Mangat
D.O.P: Benjamin Thomas
Soundtrack: Pauli “The PSM” http://psmthepsm.com

Teenage Engineering OP-1: Tape Machine Troubles

November 22, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

This guy is experiencing ghosts on his OP-1, check it out, details below:

Today while working on a composition on the OP-1, this strange problem arose. Ghost audio segments. Watch the video and you will see what I mean. Anybody else out there have this problem? Yo, TE.. a little help!

OP-1 LEGO SONG and the LEGO beat sequencer

October 30, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

A little song made possible by the new Brick Shaft accessories!

SoundMachine is a 4 track 8-step drum sequencer that uses the LEGO Mindstorms NXT to scan a set of drum “notes” which are then played using Ableton Live. The NXT uses four colour sensors to detect the colour of 2×2 LEGO bricks as the plate is scanned in. A controller written in Processing interprets the colour pattern and sequences MIDI note messages to send to Ableton Live, which in turn plays the sounds you hear.

The music on the video was created by SoundMachine itself – music you can build!

Teenage Engineering’s Oplab explained

October 29, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

DIY triggering and connectivity playground on camera. The Oplab Musical Experimental Board allows you to interconnect virtually any electronic musical instruments. And finally it’s just plug and play. No more hassle with one box for MIDI and another for CV or a third for USB. Oplab has it all in one place. Just connect your cables, set the appropriate scenario and experience a perfect sync.

One of the fundamental ideas behind Oplab is to let you connect things, toys or junk that you already have around you and to make it interact with your electronic musical instruments. Grab a broken hard drive, rip it apart, connect and use it as a scratchpad. A simple one is to just connect a mouse. Eureka! The mouse is now a pitch bender.

More info here >>

New Teenage Engineering OP-1 Synth Accessory Demo

October 12, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

A short demonstration of the new accessories released for the Teenage Engineering OP-1 Portable Sampling Synthesizer.

Mind you, you still pay for the style – though these are just plastic, that design and packaging will cost you anything between €9 (crank or brickshaft) and €79 for the Soft Case.

More Information

Live OP-1 + Piano (Crank)

September 30, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Tryggve Stakkeland is testing out the crank. OP-1 runs through el cap and cathedral. Polar controlling NI The Giant.

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soundcloud.com/trygvestakkeland

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