Teenage Engineering OP-1 Portable Synthesizer Workstation


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Teenage Engineering Portable Synthesizer Workstation with 8 Sound Engines, 4-Track 'Tape' Recorder, Drum Sampler, Effects and FM Radio

Teenage Engineering OP-1 is the all-in-one portable synthesizer, sampler and controller with additional features like an 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 onto four tracks with overdubbing and reverse recording.

  • Multiple synthesizer engines with exchangeable architecture
  • Built-in 24-voice instant live sampler
  • 4-track tape recorder with variable tape speed
  • 6 minutes of recording time (up to 24 minutes at lower tape speed)
  • 4-track mixer with EQ, effect, drive and master out
  • Multiple exchangeable effects
  • Multiple exchangeable sequencers
  • USB-MIDI controller, Mac and PC compatible
  • 2-way USB file transfer, Mac and PC compatible
  • Color-coded, vector-based user interface
  • Instant reverse and variable tape speed recording
  • Full classic tape editing capabilities
  • Master tempo with beat matching to tape feature

Synthesizer and controller
8 built-in synthesizer engines, multiple effects and LFOs, and some really unique sequencers ready to explore. Connect it to your computer and control your DAW with the common play, stop, record, fast forward and rewind transport controls. Use the four rotary encoders and 8×2 dedicated quick keys for fast selections.

Built-in 4-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 tape speed while recording or even record backwards in real time. Switch to the 4-channel mixer and add some texture with the built in EQ and drive.

Drag and drop
When connected to a Mac or PC using USB, OP-1 shows up as a mass storage device, ready for you to drag and drop audio files between your computer and OP-1. The four tape tracks are available, as well as sampled waveforms for you to manipulate. No additional software or drivers are required — just plug and play!

Color-coded interface
The unique OP-1 color-coded interface with color graphics on its beautiful OLED display is directly related to the four color rotary encoders and the legend on the keyboard for easy reading and a non-technical way to control and shape your sounds. Finally, you don't have to be a scientist to use a synthesizer.

16 hours of battery power
Playing at maximum volume, you can travel over the Atlantic Ocean two ways while constantly making music on your OP-1 before it runs out of power, and at the same time have over two years of standby time.

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 from the engine, ADSR envelope, a dedicated effect and a selection of LFOs. All elements are fully exchangeable.

Drum 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 built-in microphone or line in. And if that's not enough, just connect OP-1 to your computer and drag and drop any AIFF file straight into OP-1.

Mixer and 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 additional master EQ and master effects to the tape. You may also add some extra drive and master level/balance. Punch in some parameter changes with the Tape Tricks keys.

OP-1 comes with three great sequencers, all of them well-suited for instant live tweaks, like the classic Pattern sequencer, which has the option to change direction on the fly. Or you may shorten the sequence to only one repeated step that you can then move around within the pattern. Super easy and ultra creative!

Tape tricks
This key lets you instantly explore OP-1's classic Tape Tricks, very useful when you do live mixes or feel like messing up the playback. Tape Tricks can also be used for basic tape loops. Use the Reverse key to change playback direction or Tape Break to stop the tape in a classic-sounding way. All Tape Tricks also work while in recording mode.

Built-in microphone and FM radio
The Mic/Input key is located next to the built-in microphone, and pressing this key lets you switch to any desired input source. Select microphone, line in, the built-in FM radio or out-to-in. Using the FM radio, for example, you can record anything you hear directly to tape or the sampler. Or why not use the radio signal as a modulator with OP-1's Element LFO? You may also use the out-to-in option to bounce all tracks with effects, EQ, etc. to one single track.

Album and Com modes
The combined Album/Com key has two different functions. Album mode let you record anything to a two-sided 'album.' Use this to print your tape to a stereo track with your final mix applied. Then, switch to Com mode and connect OP-1 to your computer to transfer the file and mail it to a friend. Com mode is also used when you need to turn your OP-1 into a MIDI controller.

More Information
MPN 002.AS.001
Manufacturer Teenage Engineering
Condition New
Included from Manufacturer USB Cable
Reusable Paperform Box with Rubber Bands
Analog/Digital Digital
Number of Keys 24
Speakers (1) mini 1-watt speaker
Programs/Presets (7) sound engines
Voices of Polyphony (6) notes per engine
Oscillators per Voice Varies by Sound Engine
Effects Delay
Sequencer Tombola, two-step and 16-step
Sampling Built-in 24-voice instant live sampler
Internal Storage Capacity (6) minutes
Audio File Playback No
Arpeggiator No
USB Port (to Host) MIDI, System Updates, File Transfer
Audio Inputs FM radio receiver
1/8" audio input
Audio Outputs 1/8" audio out
Control Connections USB
Onboard Controllers (4) assignable knobs
Assignable motion sensor
Width 11.11"
Depth 0.53"
Height 4"
Unique Features Entertaining visual feedback
4-track tape simulator
Master tempo with beat matching to tape feature
Assignable motion sensor control
Sample-able FM radio reciever

Teenage Engineering Limited Warranty

Teenage Engineering products come with a 1 (one) year limited warranty for the original owner, starting from the date of the purchase. Being able to prove the date of the original purchase with an invoice or a receipt is mandatory if you require warranty service. Rechargeable batteries come with a 6 (six) month warranty from the date of original purchase. If the machine should need a repair during the warranty period no charges will be applied for parts or labor.

This warranty does not cover (a) damage from physical abuse such as dropping the unit or impact from hard objects; (b) physically damaged connectors; (c) broken keys or physical damage to the keyboard mechanism; (d) damage, deterioration or malfunction resulting from accident, negligence, misuse, abuse, improper installation or operation or failure to follow instructions according to the owner's manual for this product; (e) any shipment of the product (claims must be presented to the carrier); (f) repair or attempted repair by anyone other than or approved by Teenage Engineering; (g) any unit which has been altered or on which the serial number has been defaced, modified or removed; (h) normal wear and any periodic maintenance; (i) damage due to inappropriate storage; (j) deterioration due to perspiration, corrosive atmosphere or other external causes such as extremes in temperature or humidity; (k) damages attributable to power line surge or related electrical abnormalities (including phantom power, wrong voltage, etc); (l) damage due to connecting other than certified USB charger/equipment to the USB port; (m) damage due to liquid contamination and / or battery leakage; (n) RFI/EMI (interference/noise) caused by improper grounding or the improper use of either certified or uncertified equipment, if applicable; (o) damage resulting from any use other than that it was intended for; (p) product purchased as ex-demo, refurbished stock or second hand.

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