Teenage Engineering OP-1

Synthesizer / Controller

  • 8 different sound engines
  • 24-voice Instant Live Sampler
  • 4-track tape recorder with variable speed
  • 6 minute recording (up to 24 minutes are possible)
  • 4-channel mixer with EQ
  • Effect
  • Driver and master out
  • USB midi controller
  • 2-way USB file transfer
  • Vector-based colour user interface
  • 2 octave keyboard with mini keys
  • Integrated mini speakers
  • Motion sensor
  • Built-in FM radio with record-to-tape function
  • Line-in / line output 3.5 mm mini jack
  • USB port
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 282 x 102 x 13.5 mm
  • Suitable case: Article Nr. 492942 (not included)
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Further Information

Number Of Keys 24
Touch-Sensitive No
Aftertouch No
Split Zones No
Modulation Wheel No
Number of simultaneous Voices 24
Sound Engine Modeling
MIDI interface None
Storage Medium USB to Host
USB-port Yes
Effects Multieffect processor
Arpeggiator No
Number of Analog Outputs 1
Digital Output No
Display Yes

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There's nothing like it.
Otys, 30.03.2021
I've had it for a while, but like me and almost everybody who buys one, you will probably sell it after a while. If you keep it, it's because you're never short on money for gear and you don't expect it to sound amazing.

I regret selling it every time I travel, because in those cases it's a producers/songwriters coolest friend (laptop would still be better, but not as fun)

The main problem is that it just doesn't sound good. It's usable, but even the most basic synths for 200 euros probably sound way better.
It's a really inspiring tool, it's great fun while traveling, you'll probably write many songs on it, and then sell it, because you're not gonna use it on many recordings (no that artist you're thinking of that uses it on that one album you like does not use it all that much either).

Having said that, if you always wanted one, buy it! Because after having it a while it'll lose it's appeal and than you can finally move on to spending your money wisely, like buying that VST you need, or an amazing sounding soft synth.
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Timeless
Rakun, 17.03.2021
There is no other way to say it.

I have been eyeing the OP-1 for more or less 2 years, since I first got the OP-Z. I have owned many hardware synths and software throughout my life, and there were always pluses and minuses for their features. This one here is incomparable as it stands in a category of it's own. The pure workflow of it is an invention in of itself. It's also an art piece, and call me any names you want - How things I use to create look and feel affects me plenty. Op-1 inspires ideas, and as many have mentioned, the limitations here serve a purpose.

The only two things I really would add to this incredible machine are 1) The ability to route to two of the tape tracks at once to get a stereo signal recorded from the input. 2) MIDI I/O.

Be warry though, it's not for everyone. Previously I was convinced by a majority of fellow creators that the Deluge is by far a better, more fully featured product. It is the later for sure, but personally I sold it and finally got what I really felt I needed. And I was right all along.
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Op1 synth/sampler
rapoon, 29.04.2018
This little Synth/sampler is quite expensive and so isn't an impulse buy.
However I believe it is worth the money as it does so much and is unlike any other sampler on the market. There is real depth to the functions and it sounds great..although the onboard speaker could be a bit better as it distorts slightly at highish volumes. There is no distortion on the headphone/line out so it's not a big problem. I have used this little beauty lot and still find it inspiring.
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Don't even think about it...Buy it!
MarkyL, 15.08.2014
Just know what you're getting yourself into first: A fantastic little synth, well, synths, with keys, usable solo or with others, a four track recorder, an amazing sampling drum machine and f.x. All of this in a box the size of a small, portable, pc keyboard, housing a great display, a speaker and keyboard. Oh, if you want something with the made in China feel ,forget this, it's solid and feels like a piece of military technology, able to go into the field. Actually, it feels like its from another world, or at least the future! I just wish I hadn't waited..also, a great controller for a computer DAW and a great community of users out there too.
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