Teenage Engineering Choir Sold Out After 9 Days

Teenage Engineering has proven the naysayers wrong again, selling out of their vocal synthesis choir dolls in less than 9 days.

When the dolls were introduced last week, some readers were intrigued by the unique design of the choir ‘dolls’, but others dumbfounded by the $249 price tag of the individual dolls and $2,000 price tag of a complete set, while others attributed their existence to ‘cognitive dissonance theory’ or argued that they are status items for the rich.

All 8 designs are now showing up as ‘sold out’ in the TE store.

The choir dolls work standalone, and come with a pre-programmed repertoire of classic songs. Put several of them together, though, and they harmonize, using algorithm-based counterpoint. You can also control your choir with OP–1 field, OP–Z, or any MIDI keyboard with Bluetooth connectivity. Connecting one doll pairs the whole choir.

Details on choir are available at the TE site.

26 thoughts on “Teenage Engineering Choir Sold Out After 9 Days

  1. Oh, big deal. These days, everything is sold out within 9 days. Want a replacement kidney? 9 days. Refund from anywhere? 9 days, if you’re lucky. Number of days between Behringer slams on here? 9 days. Its as common as freeze-frame reveals on The Simpsons.

    I’d prefer to make my own choir with Volca Sample 2s. Better choir and WAY less expensive. 😀

  2. To conclude that they’ve succeeded in proving the “naysayers” wrong we’ll need proof that their customers are actually using it for music production and not just as cute bougie home decor.

    1. Id have bought it for studio decor. Would have totally tried it for musical applications but it would have been like one of those expensive marvel figures you can find at FYE music store. I collect Funkos btw so…makes sense.

    2. also, if you only make ONE set, then you’re sold out once Hainbach has bought his set, that’s easy.

      Selling out in 9 days is, arguably, a good way to show that you haven’t done proper market research – are they doing this to “prove a point”, or are they a business providing music tools to people? At this point, it seems like the former.

      1. Lol 🙂 it proves you just can’t win with the “naysayers”. One minute they’re idiots for making them… now they’re called idiots for being totally sold out of them!!!

      2. just a marketing trick to drive consumers to take action (scarcity) I bet most people bought it because they believe it will increase value over time and the second hand market. I wonder if the number of available items was visible though

    3. Do we need proof that the wannabee producers buying up Behringer knockoffs are actually using them for music production, too, and not just collecting them as cute nostalgia fetish objects?

  3. I like the diversity of the boxes, you have a Mexican, a Russian….etc., but where is the weirdo who actually buys them? I’m pretty sure no Sombrero wearing Mexican has bought ony of these ridiculous things.

  4. Sorry but this is a great example of another complete nonsense article hyping something for more clicks. It’s giving us zero information on how many units were actually sold etc. I encourage everyone to start using their adblockers again for this site if they didn’t already.

  5. I knew immediately calling out the naysayers would have this sort of impact in the comments section.thank dog it was’t a behringer “knock off” as well…..

  6. I know several commercial studios that would (and probably will) buy these simply as decorative objects to impress clients and occasionally play around with. In this context, the price for the set is adequate, as they would spend just as much (and possibly way more) on a lamp, an espresso machine, or a flat screen TV with a gaming console. Maybe there is a general misconception about the target audience for design objects like these.

    1. “Maybe there is a general misconception about the target audience“ what, douchebag parasites? i think there is a reason people are feeling a little more khmer rouge than moulin rouge about these vanity objects. don’t forget to pack a wife :/

    2. “Maybe there is a general misconception about the target audience“ what, entitled parasites? i think there is a reason people are feeling a little more khmer rouge than moulin rouge about these vanity objects. don’t forget to pack a wife :/

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