Compact true analogue synth - great for melodic & percussive sounds
Notes: True stereo analogue synth/sonic realiser. Perfect for melodic and percussion loops. Very easy (and fun!) to create modular style analogue loops. It's a complete sound track all by itself!
It's wrong to call it a synthesiser (in fact a new word needs to be invented) because then you get preconceived ideas about what it does. It's a whole lot more than a synth. It's also part drum synth, part pattern generator, part modular loop producer.
All its unique features plus the 2 independent LPFs give this machine the ability produce stereo loops that sound like multiple synths playing at once.
Impulse Command is a compact true analogue synth in a neat, smart, package. When we say 'real analogue' we mean that the entire audio path (aside from the post effects of course!) and all modulation are entirely analogue, using circuits based on awesome sounding vintage 1970s designs. Their circuits are not locked down by CPUs. Controls are not quantised and read by CPUs. With the exception of the essential digital elements (that is MIDI conversion, sequencer control and digital delay/reverb), Impulse Command really is analogue and the sound benefit is immediately apparent!
The synth has been designed by Tom Carpenter, a musician and a big fan of electronic music. He knows how to program a synth and what should be expected. So, the modulation choices and range of sounds they produced have all been carefully thought out and quickly give you those sounds you want: huge bass, synth leads, percussion, effects, modular style sounds.
All-in-one portable synthesiser, sampler & controller with additional features - new 2019 edition
Notes: The OP-1 from Teenage Engineering is a high-end portable synthesiser, 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 you're in a home, project or professional studio, the OP-1 delivers power and performance every time.
The OP1 from Teenage Engineering grabs your attention, with its simplistic layout and colour coded interface. The OP1 is also a portable, compact, hand-held synthesiser. The power of the OP-1 lies in the features; 8 built-in synthesiser 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.