The Teenage Engineering OP-1 synthesizer has met a skeptical reception from some Synthtopia readers, because of the device’s seemingly high price for a mini-synth.
Early users, though, love the OP-1 synth.
Here are a few videos that feature the Teenage Engineering OP-1 synthesizer – and that may help explain why owners are liking it so much.
The first video, All OP-1, via alexanderbergstrom, was made completely with only OP-1.
Buchla vs OP-1
Here something completely different – spindizzyman’s OP-1 Tombola Sequencer and Complex Buchla Patch:
Morphed this from DougCL’s patch this morning into something much bigger. Firing off pulses and pitch of the notes with the OP-1 Tombola Sequencer which is like a tumble dryer like thing.
OP-1 Step Sequencing
This video, via Alredsolax, demonstrates using the OP-1 as a basic step sequencer:
Teenage Engineering OP-1 – Logic Pro (MIDI routing) – Emagic amt8 – Doepfer MCV1 MIDI to CV – Minimoog MODEL D – Logic Pro (audio)
Finally, AfroDJMac’s Salt Shaka explores live sampling with the OP-1:
Ableton Live and Teenage Engineering OP-1 Jam created on July 1, 2011. Made with samples from Salt n Pepa’s and The Hues Corporation, Teenage Engineerings OP-1, Ableton Live, APC40, Novation Launchpad, MPK49. Featuring footage from New York’s Southard’s Pond. Salt n Pepa sample captured from the OP-1’s internal FM radio, Hues Corporation from vinyl.