op-1 synth

The OP-1 Portable Synthesizer from Teenage Engineering is a high-end portable synthesizer, with the power and functions of a professional studio. The OP-1 also acts as a sampler and controller, with a fast, simple interface. Whether your in a home, project or professional studio, the OP-1 delivers power and performance everytime.

The OP1 Synthesizer from Teenage Engineering grabs your attention, with it’s simplistic layout and colour coded interface. Also the OP1 is a portable, compact, hand-held synthesizer. The power of the OP-1 lies in the features; 8 built-in synthesizer engines, multiple effects, LFO’s and unique sequencers all inside the OP-1. The OP1 has a built-in 4-track recorder and lets you match the track speed to the sequencer clock. Change the speed while recording and you can even record backwards. Mix your track using the using the 4 channel mixer and add some texture with the built in EQ and Drive.

The OP-1 is easy to connect to your computer via USB, just plug and play. No additional software or drivers required. The OP-1 shows up as a mass storage device. Ready for you to drag and drop audio files between your computer and the OP-1. Additional features include G-Force sensor for motion controlled effects and FM Radio.

Do not worry about mains power, the OP-1 has a 16 hour battery life for long journeys and studio sessions. The colour coded interface and graphics make the functions easy to identify, while the sharp, easy to ready OLED display is directly related to the four colour rotary encoders and the legend on the keyboard.

 


 

The main features of the OP-1 include:

Synthesizers

  • Multiple Synthesizer Engines with exchangable Architecture.
  • 8 dedicated instant sound select keys
Sound Engines

  • Dr Wave – Raw 8-bit yupe sound engine
  • FM – Easy to tweak FM synthesis engine
  • Pulse – Square wave type engine
  • String – Physical modeling with a twist
  • Digital – Raw digital type of engine
  • Phase – Phase distortion engine
  • Cluster – Multiple Wave Cluster
Sample Engines

  • Dedicated instant Synth Sampler with 6 seconds sampling time for each slot.
  • Dedicated instant Drum Sampler with 12 seconds sampling time for each slot- with automated layout feature.
  • Instant sampling with built-in Microphone or Line in
Envelopes

  • Classic ADSR type of envelope
  • Dynamic Envelope for Drum sounds
  • Future additions of Envelopes will be available with software upgrades
Effects

  • Multiple Effects with exchangeable Architecture
  • Delay – Classic delay type
  • Phone – Hacked phone effect
  • Punch – Adds punch to your sound
  • Grid – Grid based echo
  • Spring – Spring reverb type
  • Future additions of Effects will be available with software upgrades
Tape Feature

  • 4 individual tracks with instant Solo
  • Instant variable Tape Speed
  • 6 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.
  • Memo 1 and 2 for instant memorizing Effects / EQ / 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)
  • Assignable to any synth, envelope, effect parameter or to pitch.
Built-in FM radio

  • Sample direct from any radiostation
  • Record direct to tape

Hardware Specifications:

CPU

  • 400 MHz Processor Core
    (800 MMACSS performance)
  • 64 MB Low-Power SDRAM (12ns)
  • 512 MB Nand Flash storage
  • 24-bit 96kHz ADC/DAC
Battery

  • Li-Ion 1800 mAh
  • 16 hours active Battery Life
  • 2 Years stand-by time
  • Charge via USB port
I/O

  • USB 2.0 high speed (OTG)
  • 3.5 mm Line Input, Output
  • Built-in microphone
  • High output mini speaker 8 Ohm 1 Watt
  • 3-axis accelerometer (G-force) sensor
  • Worldwide FM band support (64-108 MHz)
Display

  • Amoled display running in 60 fps
  • 320 x 160 pixel resolution
  • Color Depth: 16.7 M
  • Contrast: 10000:1 (good for outdoor use!)
  • Viewing Angle: 170°
  • Life Time: 30,000 hrs
Mechanical

  • Low profile keyboard module
  • Scissor-switch ultra low profile design
  • Expected lifespan of 10 million keystrokes per key
Encoders

  • Industrial Grade Incremental Encoders
  • Rotational life: Up to 1,000,000 revolutions
  • Excellent indexing feel (remains consistent over life)
  • Zinc diecast and fiber enforced high performance plastic
  • Used in Avionics Operating temperature range: -40 to +85°C2.8
Body

  • Advanced CNC:d one-piece Aluminum design.
  • 2 X M6 Mounting holes for accessories.
  • 2 X Cuts for strap accessory.
Colour

  • Light grey powder coated body and EDM textured keyboard
Dimensions (LxHxD): 282 mm, 102 mm, 13.5 mm

Packaging – Shipped in a reusable environmental friendly package made out of Paperfoam material.
Motion Sensor

  • 3 Axis Motion sensor (G-Force)
  • Assignable to any synth, envelope, effect parameter or to pitch.

 


You tube:http://youtu.be/X40fCDc0_xA

Price:699£

 

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