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  • 1 OP-1
  • 1 USB to USB Mini cable
  • 1 USB power adapter


Synthesizer and controller
8 built-in synthesizer engines, multiple effects and LFO’s. And some really unique sequencers ready to explore. Connect it to your computer and control your DAW with the common play, stop, rec, forward and rewind. Use the 4 rotary encoders and 8 x 2 dedicated quick keys for fast selections.

Built in 4-track tape
Record everything on the built in 4-track tape. Match the tape speed to the sequencer clock for some really nice overdubbing with changing pitch. Change tapespeed while recording, or even record backwards in realtime. Switch to the 4 channel mixer and add som texture with the built in EQ and Drive.

All in one portable
OP-1 is the all-in-one portable Synthesizer, Sampler and Controller. With additional features like the FM Radio and an assignable G-Force sensor for motion controlled effects. With OP-1’s built-in Tape feature you are able to record everything you do on to the 4 tracks, with overdubbing and reverse recording.

Drag and drop
When plugged to a mac/pc using USB, the OP-1 shows up as a mass storage device. Ready for you to drag and drop audio files between your computer and the OP-1. The 4 tape tracks are available as well as sampled waveforms for you to manipulate. No additional software or drivers required. Just plug and play.

Color coded interface
The unique OP-1 color coded interface with color graphics on the beautiful OLED display is direct related to the four color rotary encoders and the legend on the keyboard. Easy reading and a non-technical way to control and shape your sounds. Finally, you don’t have to be a scientist to use a synthesizer.

16 Hours Battery Power
Playing at maximum volume you can travel over the atlantic ocean two ways constantly making music on your OP-1 before it runs out ouf power. And at the same time have over 2 years of stand by time.

Product description from Teenage Engineering


  • Sound Engine Type(s): 8 x Digital, 2 x Sampling
  • Number of Keys: 24
  • Type of Keys: Non-velocity-sensitive buttons
  • Other Controllers: Variable + 3 Axis Motion sensor (G-Force)
  • Polyphony: 24
  • Wave Memory: 512MB (expandible)
  • Number of Effects: 5+
  • Effects Types: Classic delay, hacked phone, punch, grid based echo, spring reverb, and the ability to add future effects with software upgrades
  • Audio Playback: Internal 4-track
  • MIDI Sequencer: Yes (pattern (grid) sequencer, endless sequencer, and Tombola random sequence generator)
  • USB: Yes (controller and file exchange)
  • Audio Inputs: 1 x 1/8" stereo
  • Audio Outputs: 1 x 1/8" stereo
  • MIDI I/O: USB only
  • Dimensions: .53" X 11.1" X 4.02"
  • Power Supply: 16-hour battery


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Community Reviews

Limited sound diversity, otherwise amazing

As much as love this synth, I can't help but be a bit annoyed by the synthesizer interface. Instead of displaying actual values, most of the synth engines just display admittedly interesting animations that correspond to the engine's state, making it hard to recreate sounds you've made before.
The audio output also has low impedance an important consideration if you're working without a mixer, and the audio input distorts signals a good deal.

Otherwise, it's great, especially for it's intention of a portable music production device.

If you're looking to get more specific sounds out of this, check out chapter 17.1 in the manual, it lists parameters the encoders change for each engine.

Not a Toy, but can play with it forever

I have tried many of the instruments at the Library. I was amazed when the first set of instruments were made available, but then everything changed when this baby came "on-line". I take it out regularly, or as much as I can and I still haven't applied every tool and sound this thing can generate. It does it all and has made me feel, more than anything else, anyone can make music if they just put in a little time.

My only complaint about the AADL making this available is: there just aren't enough of them to go around!

Thank you AADL, it has been so much fun to use this thing!

Fun, portable, does everything!


It's a small but comfortable size and runs on battery (charged over USB). Battery life seems great.

The interface obviously got a lot of thought (and some humor). You get used to it pretty quickly and it's a lot of fun. They make great use of the built-in screen.

Definitely take a look at the manual, but it's also fun to just experiment with.

A week was enough to do some interesting things but definitely not to try everything.

Amazingly powerful little synthesizer!

This thing is amazing! I had a blast with this little synthesizer for a week, and was sad to return it. I'm sure that I only scratched the surface of its capabilities during my week with it.

A PDF of the user manual is available online -- check out the OP-1 website for some tips on the many ways to play and create with this tool.

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