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3 New Teenage Engineering Synths announced!
Old 21st January 2015
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3 New Teenage Engineering Synths announced!

Hadn't seen this here yet...Not exactly what I was expecting. But pretty cool...

Teenage Engineering and Cheap Monday Launch new Micro Synths : AskAudio Magazine
Old 21st January 2015
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Looks very interesting.
Old 21st January 2015
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Very cool
Old 21st January 2015
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Naked synths
Old 21st January 2015
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Otterbox™ sold separately.
Old 21st January 2015
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I joked a while back that the race was on to make the first pocket-synth. Welll.......here it is! There are the Korg tid-bits, but they are just small, this is actually made for you pocket.

It's a no from me.
Old 21st January 2015
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Knowing Teenage Engineering, I'm surprised they are only $59...
Old 21st January 2015
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I'd have preferred an OP-2.
Old 21st January 2015
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Will buy all three for the price of one volca? If multi-unit sync is possible, HELLZ TO TH YEASS
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The only drawbacks I see are apparently no sync and no power in other than batteries. Really amazing product after seeing the video.
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If these were solar powered like the Texas Instruments products they resemble it would be awesome...
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I'm betting that they'll run adequately long with the batteries to last at least one jam sessions worth. Most of the juice will go to powering the output, can't imagine a tiny processor like that eating much battery..
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Damn i want the rhythm one so bad!
I bet it can make some super awesome distorted Holden'ish/out of sync poly rhythm patterns.
Old 21st January 2015
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Damn no sync is a bit of a disappointment...after buying a volca samle Ive decided to build a suitcase battery operated rig, these wouldve fitted right in
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Awesome. I'll definitely get the PO-12.

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Even if one could send audio into a small another unit like these and sync it all to midi, it would be awesome!!!! Make a little box to put them all in and have a Full long synth workstation in the size if a hardback book. The cool/geek factor is off the charts.
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I think i might smash it to pieces afters about 2 hours :-]
Old 21st January 2015
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Damn no sync is a bit of a disappointment...after buying a volca samle Ive decided to build a suitcase battery operated rig, these wouldve fitted right in
Perfect reason to own a vintage sampler or munch it up in your fav soft Sampler!
Old 21st January 2015
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We are getting closer to those Happy Meal synths ... Still, something intriguing about this ... But how is it better/different than something on an iPhone?
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We are getting closer to those Happy Meal synths ... Still, something intriguing about this ... But how is it better/different than something on an iPhone?
its kinda like the hardware software arguement when it comes to tactile control.

Ive an ipad stuffed with just about everything and beyond firing them up once or twice theyre a novelty to me

bought a volca sampler at the weekend and have played with it every night...knobs and buttons, simple but thats what it comes down to imo
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Perfect reason to own a vintage sampler or munch it up in your fav soft Sampler!
could be used like that, anything could really...just for my purposes Id like sync to be interested
Old 21st January 2015
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"If you’re wondering about sync, there is a second minijack that allows you to chain and synchronize tempo between units. (I had encouraged Jesper to do that when I first saw these and he was already contemplating it; I have to find out if you can make the minijack work with apps or volcas or MIDI or the like.)"

Nintendo Game & Watch Inspires Tiny, $59 Synths from Teenage Engineering [CDM Hands-on] - Create Digital Music
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Hmm...drum machine seems interesting, but the sync issues (?) and the fact that in the sneak peak video above he said there are only three tempos - "genre"-based ones at that - make me unsure. At that price it's still impressive, and there is something about it even if it's a toy...
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"If you’re wondering about sync, there is a second minijack that allows you to chain and synchronize tempo between units. (I had encouraged Jesper to do that when I first saw these and he was already contemplating it; I have to find out if you can make the minijack work with apps or volcas or MIDI or the like.)"

Nintendo Game & Watch Inspires Tiny, $59 Synths from Teenage Engineering [CDM Hands-on] - Create Digital Music
Fook yeah
Old 21st January 2015
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drums seem super easy to operate, this could be fun!
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More from the article:

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And yes, you can sync other stuff. Jesper tells me, “yes, under development we connected them to KORG volca, Roland [TR-]606 and other stuff and it works fine with units that have click tracks.
You can also create your own click track by recording the click track from a PO to an OP-1. Also works with the iPhone app SyncKontrol [for monotribe] from Korg.”

Updated: all three models will have accessories so they’re easier to carry around. Teenage Engineering shared some packaging illustrations of how those will work – there’s a silicon case for the unit (a prototype is at NAMM), plus a display protector. They’re not shipping yet, but we’ll watch out for them.

The “Pro Case” (hilarious name) isn’t just a cute sleeve with a neck lanyard. What’s really nice about it is that it both protects the unit and gives you easier-to-play silicon buttons. We’ll be keen to try that out to see how it feels. Of course, there’s some nerdy pleasure to the bare board in the cardboard packaging.
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and the fact that in the sneak peak video above he said there are only three tempos - "genre"-based ones at that - make me unsure.
That wasn't the finished product. The demo version he had was missing the screen. Hopefully they've improved on functionality since then.
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That wasn't the finished product. The demo version he had was missing the screen. Hopefully they've improved on functionality since then.
True...I just had a wtf moment...looks like there are some sync options anyway.
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