Based on 43 reviews
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- Great for beginners
- Unique design
- Powerful features
- Easy to use
- Compact size
Truly fantastic, inspiring synth and sequencer
At its heart, this is a 16-step sequencer with 8 audio tracks (4 drums, 4 synths). However, it's much more powerful than that -- you can record leads that don't align with the steps, set individual tracks to have lengths other than 16 steps, create step jumps and triggers, or produce an endless numb...
Our Guide to Sampling with the Teenage Engineering OP-Z
Until recently, it’s only been possible to import sample packs to the OP-Z from a computer. These sample packs had to come from the OP-1, or be created in the free OP-1 Drum Utility available from xferrecords.com. These methods work well enough, but it’s not as quite straightforward as pointing the ...
As cool as it seems
As cool as it seems. It is so powerful and so small. The design is just incredible looking. I’m going to take this thing with me everywhere I go. The buttons are very responsive and feel nice to touch. The interface is actually really intuitive even without the screen. You just have to be willing to...
Battery is DOA inside of it.....
Great synth, but you can't use it because it's battery is DOA. Dead on arrival it is. Most believably because of the long time storage for these units the shelf time of the batteries came to it's end. That's fixable by buying the new battery from iFixit ($29) BUT (1) you have to pay extra and (2) yo...
I love this device, I do, but...
This device is unique, it's as portable as it gets, it has cool features and is a lot of fun. So why only three stars? Well, the main reason is it's a poorly designed and manufactured device with serious flaws. So here's the deal: 1. They are made with a fiberglass resin frame of some sort, that ove...
Beware manufacturing defects
Read up on these before you purchase. There are some serious and widespread manufacturing and materials issues that need to be ironed out. The unit I received had sticky pots (the green and blue pots would stick in the same place on each rotation) and a pretty significant bend across the whole thing...
A disappointment compared to the OP-1
What is this? A sequencer for ants? Seriously, its tiny. Unnecessarily tiny. Try pressing three adjacent notes at once. Its difficult! I could understand if they were trying to meet some standard size like a carry-on bag for an airplane. But shaving an inch or two off the size of the OP1 just didn't...
Too Many Unanswered Questions.
This is a fantastic marvel of modern technology! It truly is amazing and pretty unbelievable how much is packed into this tiny little wonder. I love mine. What I don't love is the fact that Teenage Engineering has completely failed at providing a user-friendly manual for it. The web-based manual tha...
uniquely versatile, entirely separate from op-1
this is not the OP-1, and teenage engineering does not hide that fact. it is an elaborate sequencing tool with immense functionality. ignore the gent complaining about limitations by comparing to the OP-1, they are distinctly different tools. it is wildly innovative and a screen isn’t necessary as t...
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