Teenage Engineering OP-1 Synthesizer Review – A ‘Tour de Force’?

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The Teenage Engineering OP-1 synthesizer has been one of the hotly anticipated and discussed new synths since it was introduced.

The quirky portable synth offers an unique range of features:

  • Midi Controller with Transport and Four Endless Encoders
  • Fm Synth
  • Sampler with mic or line in, built in speaker
  • FM Radio that allows you sample Young Jeezy.
  • 8 synthesizer models, 8 samplers and effects like Delay, Flutter, Filters and EQ all built in.
  • Step sequencer/arpegiato
  • Built in Motion Sensor

The OP-1’s $799 price, though, left a lot of Synthtopia readers thinking the synth is an over-priced toy.

Here’s a full Teenage Engineering OP-1 synthesizer review, via Nick at Sonic State. He calls the OP-1 synth a ‘design tour de force’ and sums his thoughts up on it by saying “Do you want it? Hell yeah!”

The Teenage Engineering OP-1 is a niche, high-end product – one that we think it going to continue to be met with a lot of skepticism, even while early adopters sing its praises.

Check out the OP-1 review video – and then let us know what you think!

Teenage Engineering OP-1 Video Overview

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Teenage Engineering OP-1 at Frankfurt 09

Musikmesse 2009: This is a short video overview of the Teenage Engineering Operator-1, Teenage Engineering’s portable synthesizer. It’s a synth, sampler, drum sequencer and controller, all in one.

via musicradartv