Teenage Engineering provides vocal synth and sampler to Pocket Operator household

The most recent Pocket Operators allow you to file your personal sounds.

Teenage Engineering is increasing its Pocket Operator vary with two new fashions: PO-35 Converse – a vocal synthesizer and sequencer – and PO-33 KO!, a tiny sampler with a 40-second pattern reminiscence. Each have built-in microphones, and are primarily based round utilizing your personal voice and manipulating it in numerous methods.

Though it’s billed as a vocal synth, the PO-35 Converse seems to be extra of an all-purpose groovebox – you should utilize it to put down a beat then file a vocal pattern to go together with it. The vocal can then be mangled or manipulated utilizing completely different presets and the result’s surprisingly skilled.

The PO-33 KO! is extra of a mini MPC with 40 seconds of pattern reminiscence, permitting you to file audio with the microphone or line-in and use it as the premise for a beat. The instrument additionally has its personal drum presets on board and it has 4 voices, so that you don’t want an extra Pocket Operator to create a easy observe.

Vocal-centric devices are the logical subsequent step for the Pocket Operator line, which has grown to incorporate drum machines, synths and normal noise-making machines because it launched in 2015. Final 12 months’s PO-32 Tonic even means that you can add your personal drum sounds.

Along with the Tonic, the Converse and KO! synths type what Teenage Engineering calls the Steel Collection. Whereas the sooner Pocket Operators got here in at $59 every, these new fashions (and final 12 months’s Tonic) have a premium value of $89 every, presumably due to the built-in microphones, although the Converse – just like the Tonic – can use the Microtonic VST to add new drum sounds.

Each the Converse and the KO! can be found from the Teenage Engineering web site now. Sadly the corporate’s promising OP-Z video synthesizer is but to materialise, however the firm’s most up-to-date e mail replace says that beta testing is about to begin with an anticipated launch this spring.

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