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OP-1

So what is this little thing all about!!

Teenage Engineering released the Operator-1, commonly called OP-1 in 2011. Today it remains the Swedish companies flagship product and continues to expand its feature set. The OP-1 is a Synthesizer, 4 Track (Digital) Tape Recorder, Sequencer, Drum Maschine, MIDI Controller and English Breakfast maker. Well  the last feature doesnt really exist but it is a jack of all trades and does have an Helicoper Video Game built in (find it if you can). The unit gained some interest with the OLED technology that emulated reel to reel tape imaging and caused a stir in the Swedish House Mafia, 2011 hit, One (Your Name). Many artists have been spotted using the small but powerful device including Deadmau5, Nicky Romero, Cvrches, Diplo to name a few. You can get the device in white, white and of course white and a range of accessories are available including lego style controls, carry cases, headphones and even a carry strap

  • A compact 24-key (not velocity sensitive) synth, Colour coded GUI, Auminium body.

  • 10 x synthesizer engines. Dr Wave raw 8-bit sound engine, FM synthesis engine, Pulse square wave engine, String physical modeling, Digital raw engine, Phase distortion engine, Cluster multiple wave engine. Pulse, DNA and DSynth.Expanded with firmware releases

  • Built-in 24 Voice Instant Live Sampler lets you sample from the onboard mic, FM radio (optional antenna required), or line-level source

  • DBOX drum synthesizer provides up to 12 seconds of sampling per slot

  • 4 track Tape Recorder with Variable Tape Speed lets you record in a range of playback speeds, including reverse and classic style tape editing

  • Included storage provides 6 x minutes recording time 

  • 4-track mixer with EQ, Effect, Drive and Master Out controls

  • Multiple exchangable effects include: classic delay, hacked phone, punch, grid based echo, spring reverb, Nitro and the animated CWO. 

  • Multiple  sequencers includes pattern (grid) sequencer, endless sequencer, Tombola random sequence generator, Finger and Sketch

  • Battery powered (non-removable lithium-ion cell), up to 16 hours 

  • USB for MIDI Controller and file interchange functionality

  • 3-axis (G-Force) motion sensor assignable for modulation

  • Built in speaker for headphone-free monitoring