NAMM: OPERATOR PLEASE
22 January 2015
Everyone’s favourite boutique purveyor of synthesis, Teenage Engineering, has done it again. Pocket Operators is a new line of three pocket-sized synths. All three models come without casing where the components and artwork are visible directly on the printed circuit board. The 2x AAA battery-powered pocket operators also come with a segment LCD screen, built-in speaker, alarm clock and a stand made from bent wire. Each model has its own set of effects such as filters, bit-crushing, delay, stutter and many more.
PO-12 Rhythm is a drum machine with a 16-step sequencer with 16 different synth/sampled sounds. PO-14 Sub is a bass line-driven synthesizer. It packs a 16-step sequencer with 16 sounds and 16 effects/playing styles. PO-16 Factory is a melody/lead synth-oriented machine with a 16-step sequencer, 16 sounds and 16 effects/playing styles.
Price: US$59 each