0 comments on “Now there’s a sneak peek of the OP-Z and it’s got me hooked already”

Now there’s a sneak peek of the OP-Z and it’s got me hooked already

I do like Teenage Engineering, the OP-Z has been of particular interest. This (very long) video shows just how compelling the OP-Z is. I’m especially interested in how small this device is. It reminds me of the VL-10 in terms of size, and highly pocketable.

0 comments on “The new OP-1 OS arrives, adds PO Sync mode and much more”

The new OP-1 OS arrives, adds PO Sync mode and much more

Which is great, and also makes me slightly sad as I’ve leant mine to a friend and won’t see it again or be able to try out any of these lovely new features for more than a month! And the most exciting feature of all is the PO sync mode! How amazing is that going to be! I’m going to have to wait an age to try it out!

Never mind, for all of you who own one (and have it to hand) here’s what’s new:

  • arpeggio sequencer added.
  • voltage synth added.
  • tape loops now automatically crossfaded.
  • tape effect chop twice as short + also works at tape start/stop position and across loop wrap.
  • FM radio press green encoder to autotune.
  • endless sequencer extended to 128 steps.
  • tremolo LFO updated with extra waveforms.
  • PO sync mode added.
  • tempo nudge when running on external tempo.
  • all new user contributed presets, based on the previous updates throughout the years. thanks for the massive support from the global OP-1 community!
    and more…

Of course, we all await more details on the forthcoming OP-Z, and perhaps there’ll be news in the not too distant future …

0 comments on “Video: PO-12 -Rhythm dnb Jam – Live performance”

Video: PO-12 -Rhythm dnb Jam – Live performance

Video description:

“PO-12 Rhythm dnb Jam! – In preparations for reviewing the PO’s, I am making sure to use em’ a LOT. And so this jam session came to life last night, while playing around with the Pocket Operator Rythm.”

Video published by Jakob Haq.

0 comments on “Video: Visiting Teenage Engineering again – haQ VLog 89”

Video: Visiting Teenage Engineering again – haQ VLog 89

Video description:

“Once again I’ve visited Teenage Engineering and once again I got to bring some stuff with me!”

Video published by Jakob Haq.

0 comments on “Video: Teenage Engineering PO-12 & Korg Volca Sync Tutorial”

Video: Teenage Engineering PO-12 & Korg Volca Sync Tutorial

Video description:

“In this tutorial I’ll show you how to slave a Teenage Engineering PO-12 with any of the Kolg Volca series. The Teenage Engineering PO-12 & Korg Volca series make a great combo for any electronic musician who is into hardware but on a tight budget. Syncing the Teenage Engineering PO-12 and Korg Volca series is very easy and takes only a few steps. This short tutorial will tell you everything you need to know. Many more tutorials are on the way so please subscribe.”

Video published by Todd Smith.

0 comments on “Video: PO 20 arcade + Korg mini KP2 JAM ‘Skov’”

Video: PO 20 arcade + Korg mini KP2 JAM ‘Skov’

Video description:

“This morning, before work, I went into a nearby forest and had a little jam session with a chord progression I’m using for a track I’m working on on my EMX-1. I got the PO-20 from my wife as a birthday present the other day, and it’s really fun. Though limited soundwise, it’s a very good companion for musical endeavours :)”

Video published by Arrayzable.

0 comments on “Video: OP-Z Production Peek 1 (but no news on when)”

Video: OP-Z Production Peek 1 (but no news on when)

Video description:

“Teenage Engineering is focusing all of its manpower to development of their up and coming, in production OP-Z. A groundbreaking little musical pocket machine, which also will come with a solution for visuals. Here’s a unique and intimate meeting with David Mollerstedt, one of the lead developers of the OP-Z.”

Video published by CuckooMusic.

0 comments on “Video: Pocket Operator Robot Review – haQ attaQ 147”

Video: Pocket Operator Robot Review – haQ attaQ 147

Video description:

“I’ve had these little things for over a month and it is time I start reviewing them. First up is the Teenage Engineering PO-28 Robot!”

Video published by Jakob Haq.

0 comments on “Video: Volca FM meets PO-12”

Video: Volca FM meets PO-12

Video description:

“Fun little jam with the Korg Volca FM and the Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator 12. A seriously lethal duo”

Video published by r beny.

7 comments on “Seeing Deerful play live, and some thoughts on mobile music performace”

Seeing Deerful play live, and some thoughts on mobile music performace

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And in this performance an PO as well. In fact, in this show by Deerful, everything was battery powered, and I have to say that it worked beautifully.

You might remember Deerful from a video I posted a little while ago:

I’m a big fan of her work and so it was great to see her live for the first time at the Shacklewell Arms last Friday. It was an excellent performance. Deerful synth based pop is delicate, subtle and crafted with care. But just because it’s synth pop doesn’t mean it’s disposable, on the contrary her music is full of meaning and her lyrics are well worth several listens.

But apart from being battery powered you might be wondering why she’s getting a mention on PalmSounds, well that’s a good question and an easy answer too. Deerful is making music with a lot of mobile devices and apps too. In fact, her latest release (iTunes link) has been made with an OP-1 and NanoStudio on an iPad Mini. Moon Maps is one of the tracks on this release and I have to say that I’ve played it quite a few times now. I keep coming back.

But that’s not the only release from Deerful that I’ve enjoyed. City Bells (iTunes link) is also excellent and is probably one of the only songs I know of that has the word ‘Michaelmas’ in it, and yes, it rhymes too. If that wasn’t enough then Emma (Deerful) is also a part of School of Noise too, and if you don’t know what that is then click the link and find out, you won’t be sorry.

But playing with an all battery powered rig has it’s challenges too. Before the gig Emma talked to me about the challenges it creates and how a constant reliance on batteries can make one somewhat nervous. I can understand that having done it myself.

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But none of this had any impact on her performance, which was wonderful. Polished and yet emotional. Even though this little rig was small enough to fit on this tiny table it gave a big sound and all very complimentary too. Throughout the gig there wasn’t one song I didn’t enjoy.

But there was one song that really stood out for me for a couple of reasons.

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Emma introduced this song by assuring everyone in the audience that she wasn’t going to play it on a pocket calculator. Of course it was a Teenage Engineering PO (a robot I think). And the track was amazing. Really amazing. I hope that she releases it in the not too distant future. It was awesome to see someone perform with a PO device, and do it so competently as well, but to see and here this track and vocal were amazing. I can’t stress it enough.

So if you get a chance to see Emma (Deerful) then I’d strongly suggest that you take the opportunity. You won’t be sorry at all.