We saw a little information on Teenage Engineering's new baby a few months back. Its an interesting 16 sound, 16 effect machine with a parameter lock step sequencer built on a very compact circuit board. What we see here is still unfinished - there will be a case, small display and a few other refinements, but eseentially this is it.
Whats most amazing is the target price - TE are hoping to bring it in for around $50! Considering their usual premium priced hardware - check the OP-1, its quite a change of direction, and if they pull it off, could sell by the boatload.
In this demo filmed at a festival in Norberg, Sweden, captured by musical jamming ace - Cuckoo - you may know him for his brilliant work with Elektron gear, we can hear what it's capable of already.
Love the supermarket hanger mount built into the PCB.
30-Jul-14 08:57 AM
A drum machine that looks like a calculator... nice.
30-Jul-14 09:27 AM
It looked like it was synced to the OP1, but it was hard to tell. It looks like it has a lot of potential.
31-Jul-14 12:02 AM
These are going to sell like pot noodles if they get it right. I can see this out-doing the Korg volca stuff
31-Jul-14 07:05 AM
Very Cute, I think they shouldnt bother with a case or LCD
31-Jul-14 01:32 PM
I think Bill said it right "very cute". For $50.00 its a fun toy but just like the Volca stuff this will get very boring sounding very fast and wind-up on eBay. Its just not for me.
06-Aug-14 06:57 AM
After one year in the repair shop, the Elka Synthex returns to Sonar Traffic