Robert Pluma has shared some interesting photos from last week’s Moogfest, including some shots of what appears to be a new Teenage Engineering synth, the PO-12.
“I wasn’t taking notes so I would suggest confirming details with TE, but from what I recall it … has a spring-loaded stand which doubles as a pitch bender when pressure is applied, includes 23 switches and two knobs (not sure if they’re rotary encoders or potentiometers), and has a built-in hang tab for retail display.”
- Teenage Engineering had intended to give these away at Moogfest, but all but the one seen in the photos were delayed by customs
- Integrated hang-tag says ‘moogfest special’ on this unit, and presumably on giveaway units
- Employs a Silicon Labs EFM32 [32-bit ARM microcontroller]
- Labels on tactile switches: ‘sound’, ‘pattern’, ‘bpm’, numbers ’1-16′, ‘clear’, ‘FX’, ‘play’, ‘write’
- Labels on knobs: ‘A’, ‘B’
- Other labeling on board: ‘HIP-HOP’, ‘DISCO’, ‘TECHNO’ (looks like they’re selectable options next to tiny surface-mount LEDs)
- Appears to have a bpm LED
- Has 1/8″ input/output jacks
- Not sure of exact dimensions, but appears to be the same size as the area to the left of the screen on the OP-1
- Retail price will be (I think they said) $49 US
- Uncertain of this [detail], but I think it was an initial run of 200 for Moogfest
Response from the TE team:
“Robert more or less nailed it regarding the details for this product, but we’re not going to confirm or deny anything at this point. The image at CDM is official… We’re looking forward to keeping you in the loop as the project takes shape.”
Via Robert Pluma
Teenage Engineering OP-1 audio being fed directly into Reactable Live for manipulation. An image of the input puck fiducial is attached to the bottom of the OP-1 directly beneath its speaker which the table is reading on its surface.
Background video description:
I wrote a major explanation for this video but YouTube dumped it somehow. Must have been my error. I discuss much of what I wrote in the video, but one thing must be made clear. This is an in-development OS version and all content is subject to change. The new engine is shaping up rather nicely and since I was not able to make a video at NAMM due to the volume of interested people in the booth I made this. I do hope you enjoy?
I-OP, DO-U? Still on the fence? Grab one of these amazing machines. You’ll thank me later.
Let’s discuss in the comments. Thanks to TE for being awesome!
Tobias from Teenage Engineering gives us a quick look at an upcoming update for the OP-1 portable synthesizer, including a new sequencer inspired by the Etch-a-Sketch!
This Free Ableton Live collection was created with a Casio SK-1, Teenage Engineering OP-1, Ice Cave Samples, Forest, Fire, Earth and Water Samples. There is a percussion rack, a synthesizer, and convolution reverbs.
Get the CasiOP-1 Ice Cave Synth here: http://bit.ly/freesynth99
Get the Forest Fall Micro Drums and Reverbs here: http://bit.ly/forestfall
Visit his site for more stuff like this, including Live Instrument downloads, tutorials and music! http://www.afrodjmac.com
Op-1 connected to an iMac and sending MIDI for Volca Keys and EMW Modular Synth with Ableton Live. Endless sequencer is a lot of fun, Volca Keys is a great partner for the op-1 and the little EMW Modular sounds awesome.
Mellotron sample recorded from an iPad running Super Manetron.
DEMO by Katsunori UJIIE.
Just the OP-1 for drums & Samplr for drones and bass thru the cool AUFX:Space effect via Audiobus.
Bit rough and ready as usual
More sounds at soundcloud.com/punisha
The extremely popular OP-1 gets a well deserved OS update, details below:
(Introductory NOTE: This is a longer original introduction to the new OS that I put together. It has outdated graphics that have since been polished. This is one example of what takes place during beta testing. All sound features are unchanged. There is a much more in depth level of explanation of operation of the new OS here and it would be a shame to have this sit on a shelf… so here you go.)
This video is an introduction and demo of the May 2013 OS update to the amazing Teenage Engineering OP-1 synthesizer music machine. In this update two astounding new features are added in the form of the “DNA” synthesizer engine and the “CWO” Frequency Shifting Delay. The DNA engine is a noise engine capable of complete aggression and fax machine battle while at the same time possessing the ability for harmonic tonal leads and chords. The CWO FX is a Frequency Shifter with a wide range that make it possible to do phasing, flanging, chorus, tremelo, ring mod and comb filter types of sounds. You have to hear it to believe it. CWO also represents the first partnership by Teenage Engineering with an outside developer to co-op code to add to the OP-1’s already heavy arsenal of sound capability. This developer is the one and only sonic master mind Magnus Lidström of Sonic Charge. I hope you enjoy the video and the demo. Most of your questions will be answered in the video and I try to do my best balancing act between info and sound. Soon you will be able to upload this OS yourself and I look forward to hearing (and seeing) what you can create with this as well as part of the OP community.
Note: This is a pre-release build and final features may vary slightly from those shown in these clips. All music is original and no creative rights have been infringed upon in the making of this video