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Teenage Engineering OP-1: now 3 years after release, what's your thoughts?
Old 27th November 2017 | Show parent
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Bought used. Recently sold mine for more than I paid for it. It was a cool machine and fun to work with. I mainly used it for something to write on when traveling. All in all, I never completed the ideas I came up with. In some ways I felt like I had regressed to my old tape 4-Track and exposed my lack of skill and creativity. Sometimes I wanted to change specific thing, but couldn’t find the right cartoon parameter.

I hated the sequencers. I have never made nor want to make music based on balls bouncing within the gravitational constant of a partially porous rotating barrel or a picture of Marx. I found the other sequencers a pain to edit.

Listened back to my 4-Track dump and heard some cool sounds that I’ll sample or recreate.

I was annoyed with the beta status of the new OS. Never bothered to track it down after I wasn’t at the synth convention where it was handed out. Did not like the non-standard MIDI (no DIN or 2 wire)

In contrast, my MPC Live travels. Is heavier and harder to travel with. But I come home with ideas I want to finish and I can take it straight to stage if I want.
Old 26th July 2020
  #212
I don't have an OP-1, but I would love to own one for sure! In the meantime...


Old 26th July 2020
  #213
This is a brilliant little product. But when I tried it, I felt like as a beginner that I would have to throw out everything that I've learned to adapt to this powerful toy and its ecosystem. But I was impressed to say the least, even of it's not me
Old 30th July 2020 | Show parent
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I don't have an OP-1, but I would love to own one for sure! In the meantime...


Just get an iPad. Much more powerful than any of them.
Old 30th July 2020 | Show parent
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Just get an iPad. Much more powerful than any of them.
I am sure you are right. But I like the tactile experience of hardware. And a dedicated UI interface.
Old 30th July 2020 | Show parent
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I don't have an OP-1, but I would love to own one for sure! In the meantime...


This is really cool.
Old 30th July 2020 | Show parent
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Just get an iPad. Much more powerful than any of them.
And completely different experience than using an OP-1. The thing that makes the OP-1 special is the tactile, bespoke user interface.
Old 31st July 2020 | Show parent
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This is really cool.
Thanks!

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And completely different experience than using an OP-1. The thing that makes the OP-1 special is the tactile, bespoke user interface.
This is what I also think. Software is great and has its strenghts and I like to use it. And the Ipad has a lot of great music apps. But talking about tactile experience, a hardware user interface is difficult to overcome, in my opinion.
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