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NAMM 2016: Teenage Engineering PO-20 Series (Video)

Pocket-sized synthesisers

Another highlight of the NAMM show was Teenage Engineering and Cheap Monday's introduction of three new Pocket Operator synths. Like last year's PO-12, PO-14 and PO-16, these new calculator-sized synths are also priced at $59 apiece and are pretty fully-featured for such small devices. The Arcade and Robot synths offer some great 8-bit sounds while Office is more of a rhythm machine. Hear them all in our video above.

Here are some more features from Teenage Engineering.

PO-20 arcade 

  • pocket arcade synthesizer and sequencer for rapid beat making and chiptune improvisation 
  • synthesized arcade sounds •chord chaining
  • 16 sounds
  • 16 punch-in effects 

PO-24 office 

  • sampled vintage hardware and real synthesizer engines 
  • 16 sounds
  • 16 punch-in effects
  • solo control 

PO-28 robot

  • real 8-bit synthesizer engines for making live and sequenced melodies and leads 
  • 15 sounds + micro drum
  • live play + sequencer combo 

All three units feature 

  • sequencer
  • parameter locks
  • built-in speaker
  • 3.5 mm audio I/O
  • jam sync 
  • LCD display
  • folding stand
  • watch + alarm clock
  • battery powered (2 x AAA)
  • 1 month battery life (normal use 1h/day)

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