Teenage Engineering OP-1/OP-1 Field Synth Engines Compared

The latest Ollie Loops video takes an in-depth look at the synth engines of the Teenage Engineering OP-1 & OP-1 Field synthesizer workstations.

The Teenage Engineering OP-1 is a digital synthesizer, drum machine, sampler, tape recorder and more. There are currently twelve synth engines on OP-1. The OP-1 Field features an additional Synth Engine, called Dimension, and with Vocoder.

It’s a unique portable device for standalone music production that’s proven to be controversial over the decade since it was originally introduced, because it’s an expensive instrument and it has no direct competition.

Topics covered:

0:00 Intro
0:26 Key Concept: Synth Engine Parameters
0:47 A Note about Setup
1:09 A Note about Sound Quality
1:26 Changing Synth Engines & Presets
1:44 Cluster
2:57 Digital
4:16 DNA
5:26 DR Wave
6:22 D Synth
7:23 FM
8:20 Phase
9:32 Pulse
10:53 Sampler Overview
11:20 Sampling into the Sampler Synth Engine
11:57 Note: Saving Snapshots
12:21 Sampler Presets
13:34 String
14:56 Voltage
16:10 Dimension
16:59 Vocoder
17:30 I hate goodbyes

7 thoughts on “Teenage Engineering OP-1/OP-1 Field Synth Engines Compared

  1. In many ways, I miss the days when we yelled each other about the OP-1 vs Behringer products. At least the OP-1 was unique. Still wouldn’t buy it.

  2. they are definitely leaning on the concept of “if its expensive then it must be good” which is actually a very effective psychological manipulation for a number of people

    but not me

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