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Teenage Eng. OP-1
Pocket sized Midi Contoller, Seq., & Synthesizer


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Posted 31 March 2009 - 03:29 AM

saw this on rekkerd.org, seems like this would be a lot of fun.

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OP-1 FEATURES

It’s a controller — 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.
…and a Synthesizer — When you disconnect the OP-1 from your computer you suddenly have a stand-alone portable wonder-machine with 8 synthesizer models, 8 samplers and effects like Delay, Flutter, Filters and EQ all built in. Use all that synthesizer power to record your work with the truly unique (at present time, secret) sequencer. We promise you a really cool and creative way to record your sounds and tweak them in a completely new way.
A portable wonder! — Use the magic step sequencer/arpegiator to get the notes right. If that is not enough use the built in motionsensor that sense every shake or move you make and turn it into really cool sounds. Then relax and sample a beat from the built-in FM radio or memorize a tune by whistle it into the built-in microphone. Play your piece to your friends through the built-in speaker. Or…convert it right away to mp3 and mail it to them.



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Posted 31 March 2009 - 03:41 AM

looks badass. I'm sure it will have a badass price tag too.

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Posted 31 March 2009 - 08:15 PM

i really love the included FM radio, too. will be good for the kind of shit i do with simpler in ableton - dropping samples in and making synths out of them.

everything about that company looks great.

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Posted 31 March 2009 - 08:59 PM

perfect gift for an IDM girl OK.gif



it's so cuuuuute

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 12:42 PM

I will buy this...
You can sign up to be a "beta tester" on their site.
you have to buy it tho...

the sequencer is super secret... who knows??

I want this more than Acidlab M1am1.
for sure!!!!!!

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 01:50 PM

The screen is the most impressive element...

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Posted 14 January 2011 - 03:29 PM

You can finally order these mofo's for $800

My finger is hovering over the buy button.

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Posted 14 January 2011 - 04:01 PM

No way is that worth £707.

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Posted 15 January 2011 - 05:29 AM

No way is that worth £707.


A fully functional synth with easy wireless IO, complete portability, and stand alone audio daw isnt' worth 800?

Yeah...

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Posted 15 January 2011 - 05:49 AM

No way is that worth £707.


A fully functional synth with easy wireless IO, complete portability, and stand alone audio daw isnt' worth 800?

Yeah...


Not when America is getting it for £528.

Seems really gimmicky and I've only ever seen it in that lame Swedish House Mafia video.

It is pretty hipster though, so it does have that going for it.

Edited by Dan C, 15 January 2011 - 05:52 AM.


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Posted 15 January 2011 - 07:01 AM

the feature list is extremely nice. It's def worth that amount. But it's really a live tool, since you could basically play a whole show just with this thing. You're also paying for the design which is very nice indeed.

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Posted 15 January 2011 - 02:59 PM

reserving opinion until other people buy them and react

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Posted 15 January 2011 - 03:05 PM

oh no. I was expecting this thing to be much, much cheaper.

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Posted 15 January 2011 - 03:05 PM

The screen is the most impressive element...


Yeah I really liked everything about how the visual interface looked. Had a very smooth 70s sci fi future movie look to it.

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Posted 16 January 2011 - 12:10 AM

oh no. I was expecting this thing to be much, much cheaper.


yes. price also put me off. i was feeling $299-399. consequently, i'm not getting one unless it's clear it's fucking amazing for the price!

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Posted 16 January 2011 - 09:52 AM

I'd rather get a 2nd hand Monomachine or an MPC1000 over both (oops I already have) :whistling:

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Posted 16 January 2011 - 10:23 AM

I'd rather get a 2nd hand Monomachine or an MPC1000 over both (oops I already have) :whistling:


hahahaha pwn

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Posted 16 January 2011 - 11:23 PM

Played a festival in Sweden last year, the teenage engineering guys did a small demo there too to show this thing off. Was really interested at the time so went to check it out..

was so completely unimpressed by it. Considering it was the designers playing it, they seemed utterly flumoxed by the interface. It sounded thin and shit as can be. It's massively over priced for what it is, and for the quality you get.

The idea of trying to play a whole live show with this leaves me shaking. They played for about 10 mins before most people had walked off. For the cost of it, you could buy a pretty powerful laptop, which surprisingly can also work as a sequencer, synth etc etc... Doesn't have a built in FM radio, but I didn't think FM was gonna be around much longer anyway..

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 06:41 AM

Played a festival in Sweden last year, the teenage engineering guys did a small demo there too to show this thing off. Was really interested at the time so went to check it out..

was so completely unimpressed by it. Considering it was the designers playing it, they seemed utterly flumoxed by the interface. It sounded thin and shit as can be. It's massively over priced for what it is, and for the quality you get.

The idea of trying to play a whole live show with this leaves me shaking. They played for about 10 mins before most people had walked off. For the cost of it, you could buy a pretty powerful laptop, which surprisingly can also work as a sequencer, synth etc etc... Doesn't have a built in FM radio, but I didn't think FM was gonna be around much longer anyway..


thats exactly the problem here, an original design concept with no thought to workflow which is essential for any hardware to stand above a software/laptop setup

you also need a mastermind behind the concept like Riger Linn, Dave Smith, Daniel Hanssen or Jorg Schaff. If TE designers can't get a musical workflow with thier OP-1 then they are doomed which is a similar feeling I get from the Octatrack i.e far too much hype and not enough substance.

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 06:41 AM

Played a festival in Sweden last year, the teenage engineering guys did a small demo there too to show this thing off. Was really interested at the time so went to check it out..

was so completely unimpressed by it. Considering it was the designers playing it, they seemed utterly flumoxed by the interface. It sounded thin and shit as can be. It's massively over priced for what it is, and for the quality you get.

The idea of trying to play a whole live show with this leaves me shaking. They played for about 10 mins before most people had walked off. For the cost of it, you could buy a pretty powerful laptop, which surprisingly can also work as a sequencer, synth etc etc... Doesn't have a built in FM radio, but I didn't think FM was gonna be around much longer anyway..


thats exactly the problem here, an original design concept with no thought to workflow which is essential for any hardware to stand above a software/laptop setup

you also need a mastermind behind the concept like Riger Linn, Dave Smith, Daniel Hanssen or Jorg Schaff. If TE designers can't get a musical workflow with thier OP-1 then they are doomed which is a similar feeling I get from the Octatrack i.e far too much hype and not enough substance.