I'm currently taking a look at the Teenage Engineering OP-1 synth -we've got one in for review and I am having a lot of fun with it. The instrument is surprisingly deep and flexible and pretty compelling - are my first thoughts. I also introduced it on this week's Sonic TALK podcast (229) - there's a video of the show here.
As ever, please hit me with any questions you want answered in the review via comments below or via Twitter @sonicnick.
While researching, I came across the unofficial OP-1 Forums : ohpeewon.com - worth a look for those either trying to get tips and trick on usage or research whether to buy one.
In fact, just posted there this very morning was news of a project made with the OP-1 by forum user Molotov under the name Duke Slammer.
So since buying my OP-1 (first post-beta batch) I've been posting up tunes here and there in this fine forum. I have found the OP-1 such an really inspiring box to work with, so much so I decided to make up a new project based solely around using the OP-1 as the main sequencer/recorder, replacing Ableton in this instance.
mmm I much prefer the Monomachine
12-Aug-11 01:40 PM
12-Aug-11 02:22 PM
My question: is it possible to get tight / quantised timing ? Like a step sequencer would do? All the demos i heard have sloppy timing.
13-Aug-11 03:54 AM
Agreed. Every time I'm nearly seduced in to buying an OP-1 I hear a demo produced with the keyboard and the spell is broken. And "sloppy timing" isn't synonymous with "funky" and "groove".
13-Aug-11 01:27 PM
for the price of this you could buy an akai s2ooo and some synths and you could do it properly. Its a joke really!!!
17-Aug-11 10:54 AM
yes, it has pattern sequencer, tombola sequencer and endless sequencer.
18-Aug-11 05:27 PM
A look at the Electro Harmonix collaboration modules