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The Portable Wonder from Teenage Engineering.

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, 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.

OP-1 Key Features

Multiple Synthesizer Engines with Exchangable Architecture
Built-in 24 Voice Instant Live Sampler
4 track Tape Recorder with Variable Tape Speed
6 Minutes Recording Time. (Up to 24 Minutes)
4 track Mixer with EQ, Effect, Drive and Master Out
Multiple Exchangable Effects
Multiple Exchangable Sequencers
USB MIDI Controller – MAC & PC Compatible
2-Way USB File Transfer – MAC & PC Compatible
Color Coded Vector Based User Interface
Instant Reverse and variable Tape Speed Recording
Full Classic Tape Editing Capabilities
Master Tempo with Beat Matching to Tape Feature

Feature Specifications


Multiple Synthesizer Engines with exchangable Architecture.
8 dedicated instant sound select keys
Sound Engines

Dr Wave – Raw 8-bit yupe sound engine
FM – Easy to tweak FM synthesis engine
Pulse – Square wave type engine
String – Physical modeling with a twist
Digital – Raw digital type of engine
Phase – Phase distortion engine
Cluster – Multiple Wave Cluster
Feature additions of Engines will be available with software upgrades
Sample Engines

Dedicated instant Synth Sampler with 6 seconds sampling time for each slot.
Dedicated instant Drum Sampler with 12 seconds sampling time for each slot.
With automated layout feature.
Instant sampling with built-in Microphone or Line in

Classic ADSR type of envelope
Dynamic Envelope for Drum sounds.
Future additions of Envelopes will be available with software upgrades

Multiple Effects with exchangable Architecture.
Delay – Classic delay type
Phone – Hacked phone effect
Punch – Adds punch to your sound
Grid – Grid based echo
Spring – Spring reverb type
Future additions of Effects will be available with software upgrades
Tape Feature

4 individual tracks with instant Solo
Instant variable Tape Speed
6 minutes recording time in Normal tape speed.
Up to 24 minutes recording time in Low tape speed
Loop function with movable region
Tape tricks for Break Tape, Bits and Reverse.
Memo 1 & 2 for instant memorizing Effects / EQ / Pan or Levels / Tape Speed
Reverse Recording
Classic Tape editing Features Lift / Split and Drop
Lift tape recordings back into Sampler for endless sound design.
Motion Sensor

3 Axis Motion sensor (G-Force)
Assignable to any synth, envelope, effect parameter or to pitch.
Built-in FM radio

Sample direct from any radio station
Record direct to tape
Hardware Specifications


400 MHz Processor Core
(800 MMACSS performance)
64 MB Low-Power SDRAM (12ns)
512 MB Nand Flash storage
24-bit 96kHz ADC/DAC


Li-Ion 1800 mAh
16 hours active Battery Life
2 Years stand-by time
Charge via USB port


USB 2.0 high speed (OTG)
3.5 mm Line Input, Output
Built-in microphone
High output mini speaker 8 Ohm 1 Watt
3-axis accelerometer (G-force) sensor
Worldwide FM band support (64-108 MHz)


Amoled display running in 60 fps
320 x 160 pixel resolution
Color Depth: 16.7 M
Contrast: 10000:1 (good for outdoor use!)
Viewing Angle: 170°
Life Time: 30,000 hrs


Low profile keyboard module
Scissor-switch ultra low profile design
Expected lifespan of 10 million keystrokes per key


Industrial Grade Incremental Encoders
Rotational life: Up to 1,000,000 revolutions
Excellent indexing feel (remains consistent over life)
Zinc diecast and fiber enforced high performance plastic
Used in Avionics Operating temperature range: -40 to +85°C2.8


Advanced CNC:d one-piece Aluminum design.
2 X M6 Mounting holes for accessories.
2 X Cuts for strap accessory.


The OP-1 comes shipped in a reusable environmental friendly package made out of Paperfoam material.

Motion Sensor

3 Axis Motion sensor (G-Force)
Assignable to any synth, envelope, effect parameter or to pitch.

OP-1 Dimensions
L 282 mm, H 102 mm, D 13.5 mm

Durable Design

The durable light grey painted aluminium body gives a solid feel and also works as a protection for the internal components. The OP-1 has no visible screws.

Flexible Architecture

When you create a sound on the OP-1 you use the keys T1 - T4 to switch between the different sound pages. The chart below shows what’s hidden under keys T1 to T4 in Synthesizer and Drum mode. The flexibility here is that every ‘building block’ is exchangable. Which means that you may switch Engine but keep Envelope, Effect and LFO type. Or Just switch LFO.