The Pocket Operator line of synthesizers have made making electronic music easy, fun, and portable.
Let’s check out this innovative line of synthesizers.
First of all, what is a synthesizer?
It’s an electronic musical instrument that can produce a wide variety of sounds by generating and combining signals of different frequencies.
You’ve heard one before – it’s the foundation of much of modern music.
And, you can easily make music with these with a surprisingly little amount of skill.
Here’s the Pocket Operator devices (from the company called Teenage Engineering) that will be reviewing in this article.
Let’s get to it.
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The PO-32 is one of the newer models.
It is a drum synthesizer and sequencer – primarily intended to be a drum machine.
It is a drum and percussion synthesizer and sequencer with parameter locks, punch-in effects and unlimited sounds with microtonic vst through data transfer. (But this is an optional feature that requires another purchase.
It has a built-in speaker – so just this unit is all you need to make music.
But it’s also got a 3.5mm audio I/O port – so you can connect it to other things also.
What’s new with this?
The ability to import and export is the main difference.
It’s battery powered and takes 2 AAA batteries – that should last 1 month.
- Mic for transferring sounds 16 fully customizable sounds 16 punch-in effects 16 step sequencer Parameter locks * built-in speaker 3.5 mm audio i/o * jam sync Lcd display Folding stand Watch + alarm clock Battery powered (2 x aaa) 1 month battery life Pattern chaining, up to 64 patterns Compatible with microtonic vst/au
- The PO-32 tonic is the next level pocket operator, featuring a built-in microphone and import / export functionality
- PO-32 tonic is a powerful drum and percussion synthesizer a result of a fruitful collaboration with Magnus Lidström of sonic charge, creator of award-winning audio plugins and the man behind the CWO effect in OP-1
- Unique to PO-32 tonic is its wide range of sonic capabilities, a fresh selection of new punch-in fx, a built-in microphone allowing direct transfer of sounds and pattern data between units, as well as the ability to allow users of the standard desktop version ofmicrotonic to shape sounds, generate new patches and pattern data, and transfer this wirelessly back to the PO-32 tonic
- For the first time pocket operator users can easily import, export and share their music with the world, opening up unlimited potential
The PO-33 is deemed to be a micro-sampler.
It’s a micro sampler with 40 seconds sample memory and built-in recording microphone.
Like the PO-32 it takes two AAA batteries.
- Pocket-sized sampler module with up to 40 seconds sampling time
- Built-in recording microphone, plus 1/8" audio I/O
- 8 melodic sample slots allow you to play your samples chromatically
- 8 drum sample slots play samples as one-shots
- 16-step sequencer and 16 patterns, with parameter locks for creating complex sequences
The PO-35 or “speak” model is a vocal sampler.
It’s a vocal synthesizer and sequencer with built-in microphone for 8 different voice character sampling.
- 120 Seconds of Sample Memory
- Built-In Microphone for Recording
- 8 Voice Characters and 8 Effects
- Transpose and Scale Change
- 16-Step Sequencer with 16 Patterns
Here’s a close-up look at the PO-35.
The Easy Way To Make Electronic Music
Is it easy to use these?
Yes, first of all they’ve eschewed the traditional synth terminology of simpler labels.
And they provide lessons – which are very easy to follow along.
And what else do you need to start making music?
Nothing – all of these have a built-in speaker.
But, for better sound quality , connect up to headphones or to a sound system.
Want to dabble in electronic music?
The Pocket Operator line of synths from Teenage Engineering are a great place to start.
They are simple, fun, and affordable.
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