At the 2012 NAMM Show, Teenage Engineering introduced the OpLab Musical Experimental Board – a sort of electronics kit for music.
The OpLab is designed to let you interconnect virtually any electronic musical instruments and to do it easily. MIDI, CV & USB are all available and designed to be plug and play. Just connect your cables, ‘set the appropriate scenario’ and go.
The OpLab also offers 2 x 12 bit switchable digital outputs, which you can use to connect lights, LEDs, buzzers, motors, sensors, etc. For OP-1 synth users, the OpLab adds MIDI In, Out & Thru – but the OpLab is not limited to OP-1 users.
The primary idea behind the OpLab is that it should be easy to connect anything that you want to your synth, or to use it to create new controllers or types of synths.
Teenage Engineering also plans a variety of sensors that you will be able to connect to the OpLab, including pressure sensors, shake sensors and more.
The Teenage Engineering OpLab is available now for $299.