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!