Teenage Engineering OP-1 Portable Synthesizer

Product #13403
SKU 002.AS.001
In stock Ships Monday


Teenage Engineering OP-1 Portable Synthesizer

Product #13403 | SKU 002.AS.001
In stock Ships Monday


Product Features
  • Synthesiser, Sampler & Controller
  • 8 Built-In Engines
  • Real-Time Control Modulation
  • ADSR Type Envelope
  • 4-Channel Mixer
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Our Price $2,149.00

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Overview

Enjoy power-packed performance with the OP-1 Portable Synthesiser from Teenage Engineering . This powerhouse packs a synthesiser, sampler, and controller into a simple and fast interface. The synthesiser features 8 built-in engines (with exchangeable architecture) with 8 quick-selection keys, and 3 great sequencers, enabling instant live tweaks.

You can control modulation in real time and work over a wide range of parameters with the ADSR envelope, multi-effects, and LFOs (low frequency oscillators). One of the LFOs is also controlled by a motion sensor for enhanced sound effects. The built-in 4-track tape recorder not only lets you record your work, but also allows overdubbing with changeable pitch and reverse recording in real time. Additionally, the 4-channel mixer allows you to use the built-in AEQ and drive, for adding texture and effects to your recording.

Connect your computer to the standalone OP-1 Synthesiser via USB to convert it into a fun-filled digital audio workstation. The 4 rotary encoders and 8 x 2 quick selection keys enable instant access to play, stop, record, forward, and rewind functions. The synthesiser can also be used as a mass storage device for exchanging audio files with your PC / Mac. Easy-to-use, the OP-1 Synthesiser sports a smart colour-coded interface with colour graphics on its OLED display. The display is directly related to the 4-colour rotary encoders and legend on the keyboard.

Furthermore, this portable synthesiser comes with a long battery life of 16 hours in operation, and over 2 years of standby time, making it ideal for travel and long studio sessions. It features a durable light grey painted CNC aluminium body and has no visible screws. In addition, the OP-1 Synthesiser is packed in an environment-friendly paper foam case that can be reused.

Key Features

  • Eight synthesiser engines with exchangeable architecture can be selected between the T1 to T4 keys, thereby allowing you to switch engines and retain envelopes
  • 8 dedicated instant keys for sound selection
  • Built-in 24-voice instant live sampler lets you sample from onboard music, FM radio, 4-track tape recorder, etc.
  • Four-track tape recorder with variable tape speed provides you with an instant way to tweak your recordings live
  • Six minutes recording time (up to 24 minutes) on both sides of the 4-track tape recorder
  • Four-track mixer with AEQ, effect, and drive for adding texture; master out for fine tuning
  • Mixer features dedicated VU metre for displaying sound levels, and control over pan, L & R
  • Multiple effects with exchangeable architecture
  • Multiple exchangeable sequencers for instant live tweaks
  • Classic Pattern sequencer to change direction on the fly or shorten the played sequence
  • Tombola sequencer (drop notes & spin) to adjust bounciness and gravity
  • Endless Step Sequencer: Quickest sequencer with features such as random order, reverse, and pattern for instant live tweaks
  • USB MIDI controller lets you receive external MIDI Control Change (MIDI CC) from other hardware, or from your computer's music1Please Note:The controller is Mac & PC compatible.
  • Two-way USB file transfer (Mac & PC compatible) for exchanging data between your synthesiser and computer
  • Colour-coded, vector-based user interface consists of 4 colour encoders
  • Operation of colour encoder is indicated by a colour change on the graphical interface of display
  • Instant reverse and variable tape speed recording during live mixes or basic tape loops
  • Full classic tape editing capabilities with lift / split and drop features for tweaking takes
  • Master tempo lets you switch between free, beat match, and sync modes
  • Help key to cheque battery level or cheque function of any other key2Please Note:Hold it down and press any key to reveal its function.

Sound Engines

  • Dr Wave: Raw 8-bit type sound engine
  • FM: Easy to tweak FM synthesis engine
  • Pulse: Square wave type engine
  • String: Physical modelling with a twist
  • Digital: Raw digital type of engine
  • Phase: Phase distortion engine
  • Cluster: Multiple wave cluster3Please Note:Feature additions of engines will be available with software upgrades.

Sample Engines

  • Dedicated instant synth sampler with 6 s sampling time for each slot
  • Dedicated instant drum sampler screens with controls for pitch, in and out, direction, loop, & level, all with a 12 s sampling time for each slot4Please Note:The Drum mode has its own custom dynamic envelope specially made for short percussion sounds.
  • Automated layout feature
  • Instant sampling with built-in microphone or line in

Envelopes

  • Classic ADSR type of envelope
  • Dynamic envelope for drum sounds5Please Note:Future additions of envelopes will be available with software upgrades.

Effects

  • Delay: Classic delay type
  • Phone: Hacked phone effect
  • Punch: Adds punch to your sound
  • Grid based echo
  • Spring reverb type6Please Note:Future additions of effects will be available with software upgrades.

Tape Features

  • Four individual tracks with instant solo
  • Instant variable tape speed
  • Six minutes recording time in normal tape speed
  • Up to 24 minutes recording time in low tape speed
  • Loop function with movable region
  • Tape tricks for break tape, bits, and reverse during live mixes or playbacks7Please Note:Use the reverse key to change the playback direction or the tape break to stop the tape in a classic sounding way.
  • Memo 1 & 2 for instant memorising effects / AEQ / pan or levels / tape speed
  • Reverse recording
  • Classic tape editing features lift / split and drop
  • Lift tape recordings back into sampler for endless sound design

Motion Sensor

  • 3 axis motion sensor (G-force) to modulate sounds
  • Assignable to any synth, envelope, effect parameter, or to pitch

Built-In FM radio

  • Sample sounds directly from any radio station
  • Record sampled sounds directly to 4-track tape recorder
  • Use radio signal as modulator with the element LFO (low frequency oscillator) to alter any synthesiser engine, envelope, or effect parameter8Please Note:You may also use the OUT to IN option to bounce all tracks with effects, AEQ, etc., to one single track.

Controller / Disk Mode: Album / Com Key

  • Album mode allows recording to a dual-sided album
  • Com mode to connect to a PC / Mac or for conversion to a MIDI controller

Specifications

Input / Output
USB 2.0 high-speed (OTG)
Line In/Out 3.5 mm jack
Microphone Built-in
Speaker Mini: High output, 8 Ω, 1 W
Motion Sensor 3-axis accelerometer (G-force)
Assignable to any synth, envelope, effect parameter, or to pitch
Radio FM Band Support: Worldwide (64 to 108 MHz)
Display
Type Amoled display running in 60 fps
Resolution 320 x 160p
Colour Depth 16.7 million
Contrast 10,000:1 (good for outdoor use)
Viewing Angle 170°
Lifetime 30,000 hours
Mechanical
Design Low-profile keyboard module
Scissor-switch ultra low profile design
Expected lifespan of 10 million keystrokes per key
Encoder
Type Industrial-grade incremental encoders
Life Rotational:
Up to 1,000,000 revolutions
Good indexing feel (remains consistent over life)
Material Zinc die-cast and fibre enforced high performance plastic (used in Avionics)
Battery
Battery Type Li-ion 1,800 mAh
Battery Life 16 hours (active)
2 years stand-by time
Charging Via USB portConnect the synthesiser to your computer with the USB cable. This charges the internal battery.
General
CPU 400 MHz core processor (800 MMACSS performance)
64 MB low-power SDRAM (12ns)
512 MB NAND flash storage
24-bit 96 kHz ADC/DAC
Body Advanced CNC 1-piece aluminium design
2 x M6 Mounting holes for accessories
2 x Cuts for strap accessory
Operating Temperature Range -40 to 185°F (-40 to 85°C)
Dimensions (LxHxD) 282.0 x 102.0 x 13.5 mm

In The Box

  • Teenage Engineering OP-1 Portable Synthesizer
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty

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Details
  • Product: Teenage Engineering OP-1 Portable Synthesizer
  • Manufacturer: Teenage Engineering
  • Model: 002.AS.001
  • SKU: 002.AS.001
  • RM Product #: 13403
  • Battery: Lithium-Ion Included