It may look like a toy but the Teenage Engineering OP-1 certainly defies its appearance. This compact, mobile synth is solid. The sounds are amazing. You'll have so much fun...we did! The OP-1 comes with eight unique synthesizer engines and eight quick selection keys for instant access. Tweak your sounds in real time and record everything to tape. All sounds are made up from the Engine, ADSR envelope, a dedicated Effect and a selection of LFOs. All elements are fully exchangeable.
Sampler Press the Drum key to enter Drum Sampler mode. Op-1 comes loaded with great kits, but if you feel that you want your own, just press the mic key to sample anything from the buil-in microphone or line in. And if that's not enough you just connect your OP-1 to your computer and drag and drop any .aif file straight to the OP-1.
Track Tape Record everything on the built in 4-track tape. Match the tape speed to the sequencer clock for some really nice overdubbing with changing pitch. Change tapespeed while recording, or even record backwards in realtime. Switch to the 4 channel mixer and add som texture with the built in EQ and Drive.
Effects The final stage of your sound ends up in the Mixer. Here you set the Level and the Pan for all four individual tracks. Add addtional Master EQ and Master Effect to the tape. You may also add some extra Drive and Master Level/Balance. Punch in some parameter changes with the Tape Tricks keys Memo 1+2.
Teenage Engineering OP 1 TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:
Dr Wave - Raw 8-bit yupe sound engine FM - Easy to tweak FM synthesis engine Pulse - Square wave type engine String - Physical modeling with a twist Digital - Raw digital type of engine Phase - Phase distortion engine Cluster - Multiple Wave Cluster Feature additions of Engines will be available with software upgrades Sample Engines Dedicated instant Synth Sampler with 6 seconds sampling time for each slot. Dedicated instant Drum Sampler with 12 seconds sampling time for each slot. With automated layout feature. Instant sampling with built-in Microphone or Line in Envelopes Classic ADSR type of envelope Dynamic Envelope for Drum sounds. Future additions of Envelopes will be available with software upgrades
Effects Multiple Effects with exchangable Architecture. Delay - Classic delay type Phone - Hacked phone effect Punch - Adds punch to your sound Grid - Grid based echo Spring - Spring reverb type Future additions of Effects will be available with software upgrades
Tape Feature 4 individual tracks with instant Solo Instant variable Tape Speed 6 minutes recording time in Normal tape speed. Up to 24 minutes recording time in Low tape speed Loop function with movable region Tape tricks for Break Tape, Bits and Reverse. Memo 1 & 2 for instant memorizing Effects / EQ / Pan or Levels / Tape Speed Reverse Recording Classic Tape editing Features Lift / Split and Drop Lift tape recordings back into Sampler for endless sound design.
Motion Sensor 3 Axis Motion sensor (G-Force) Assignable to any synth, envelope, effect parameter or to pitch.