Synth and Sequence
Perhaps the most matchless concepts in synthesizers and electronic music come from Sweden's Teenage Engineering. The company had its initial forming in the mid-2000s and introduced their first product – the groundbreaking OP-1 - at the 2010 NAMM show. Besides their flagship, Teenage Engineering offers the popular Pocket Operator series - 16-step sequencers that put music making in anybody's hands. Nine Pocket Operators are currently available, and up to ten can be run at one time, with varying sounds between units – from drum and bass to noise and ambience. Accessories including cases, attachments, and cables are available to enhance unit performance potential.
Teenage Engineering's OP-1 has been regarded as an eighth wonder of the world by synth enthusiasts - and truly anyone with or without a musical background that spends time with one. It is a NASA-grade aluminum synthesizer, sequencer, and audio recorder able to push any creative envelope, and portable enough to fit in the pocket of a pair of Levi 501s. It is not uncommon to find batches of OP-1s sold out before the boxes are open. Teenage Engineering has the world now anxiously awaiting the arrival of its follow up: the OP-Z (that’s "Zed"), which will offer 3D graphic arrangement capabilities through iOS device integration. The OP-Z is in its final beta testing stages and soon to launch to market.