i’ve always loved the design of anything i see from teenage engineering
, but can never justify buying anything by them for myself. their op-1
is a lovely looking thing, but i’m no musician so probably shouldn’t spend €800 on one. that looks set to change with their pocket operators, a collaboration with cheap monday
. they come in three models; the po-12 “rhythm” drum machine, po-14 “sub” bass synth and po-16 “factory” melody synth. silicone ‘pro cases’ are also available for each of them.
for a look at them in action, see these videos. the micro-synthesizers cost a mere €59 each. i can definitely justify that!