The Teenage Engineering 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. TE have now released a new operating system which adds (amongst others) a new synth and effect.
If you don’t know yet, Depeche Mode is about to release a new album soon. Several websites and magazines have been reporting on it already. Some friends in Sweden (Teenage Engineering) have been talking to Christoffer Berg who did a lot of the programming for this new DM ‘Delta Machine’ album. Below is the interview they did with Christoffer.
Teenage Engineering have worked on some extra accessories for the OP-1 Synth. CEO and head of design Jesper Kouthoofd visited The Verge where he introduced and showed these new accessories. Watch the video and let us know what you think!
Nothing more to say then two Dave Smith Tempest drumcomputers and two Teenage Engineering OP-1 (sampler) synths going forwards together under the leading expertise of Edison and Anon Day. Enjoy!
Once in a while it takes a bunch of courageous people to come up with something completely different even though it doesn’t seem viable. The OP-1 is just such a thing. Looking like a toy and not like an instrument yet if you take a closer look it actually is. At first it reminded me of the Casio synths that were quite popular a century ago. Is the OP-1 the 21st century version of the Casio? Not really, but it takes some time to explain this because the answer is quite elaborate.
Yesterday we introduced you to the OP-1. A combination between a controller and a synth, at this moment in full development by Teenage Engineering. The video below shows the display development test. According to Teenage Engineering themselves: “This is how the display will look like on the OP. It’s got extremely high PPI, the contrast is crazy, and according to myself, the gfx is bananas!” Watching the video we think they aren’t far off.
OP-1 stands for Operator 1: The OP-1 is a pocket size controller for your favorite software sequencer. Connect it to your laptop and it lets you control your sequencers transport with the common play, stop, rec, forward and rewind. Use it to control your software synthesizers with the 4 rotary encoders and 16 dedicated quick keys for fast selections.