We haven’t seen an official announcement on this yet, but, it looks like the long-in-gestation Teenage Engineering OP-Z is coming soon, with some retailers listing it as available in May, priced at US $599.
The company says it’s smaller, but more powerful than their earlier OP-1:
With the introduction of the all new OP-Z, we will push the boundaries even further. this time the machine is so small we guarantee it will upset you.
it’s about half the size of OP-1, but comes with more dsp power that consumes less energy so now you can fly the atlantic 4 times back and forth, sequencing complete songs on 16 dedicated tracks before you run out of power. when ready to land, just slide it in your inner pocket.
still, OP-Z is about a lot more than just composing music. the Z stands for the third dimension, the depth, the creativity involved in making music. imagine animated art and videos that accompany your live show, or sequenced lighting, all the way down to composing your own interactive software. some people would call a device like this a dream machine.
we call it OP-Z.
Here’s a video intro to the OP-Z, from lead software engineer Jonas Åberg: