New Synth “OP-1” Mini USB Piano Keyboard

12 11 2009


This is a post that I found on the Audio Tuts+, Audio Jungle site. For those that have never heard of this site yet you should really check it out. The coolest thing about this is that you can carry it around with your laptop and always have a great music workstation while on the go. Just plug in a guitar and mic and away you go.

If you want a real mini synth that you can carry around with you – not just an iPhone or Nintendo DS app – where do you turn? Teenage Engineering, a Swedish company, are bringing out the OP-1 (Operator 1) pocket-sized synthesizer and controller.

AudioJungle author Danielku is quite excited about the device, and has been talking about it on Twitter and his blog, Media in Colors. “Guys, check out that mini-synthesizer, that’s maybe the next big thing on the market.. still Beta. 🙂 ” As a self-confessed gadget junkie, he got my attention.

As you can see pictured below, the tiny device has knobs and buttons, a tiny keyboard, a sufficient display, and even a speaker. In addition to all this, it also has a motion sensor that can be used to control MIDI data. The size and weight haven’t been published as yet, but it certainly looks “pocket-sized”. The OP-1 comes with a generous number of inputs and outputs:

* 3.5mm input for audio/external microphone
* 3.5mm output for line out /headphones
* 3-pin power-connector for charging the internal battery or for use with power adaptor
* USB 2.0 port for hooking up your OP to your computer transferring your recorded music





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2 01 2011
2010 in review « Music Tech for Teachers

[…] The busiest day of the year was December 7th with 212 views. The most popular post that day was New Synth “OP-1″ Mini USB Piano Keyboard. […]

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