Teenage Engineering today introduced a new line of “poor man’s modular synthesizers”.
The line features three pre-configured chassis and 15 sound modules. The modular synths are shipped flat-packed and you assemble them yourself:
The Pocket Operator Modular 400 is the top of the line.
It’s an analog synthesizer that offers:
- 3 oscillators
- Random generator
- 2 envelopes
- 2 VCA’s
- Speaker box
- 16-step sequencer
- Power supply
The system comes as a complete kit, with chassis, 16 modules and 15 patch cables and is priced at US $499.
The Pocket Operator Modular 170 is an analog monophonic synthesizer, with a built in step sequencer.
It comes as a complete kit, with chassis, 9 modules and 8 patch cables. It’s priced at US $349.
Finally, the Pocket Operator Modular 16 is a control keyboard. It features individually tuneable keys and a programmable step sequencer.
It’s designed to control the Modular 400 or other modular synthesizers, via pitch and trigger CV signals. It’s available for US $149.
Here’s the official intro video:
More information is available at the TE site.
Check out the video and let us know what you think about an inexpensive ‘flat packed’ modular in the comments!