Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Teenage Engineering Introduces PO-32 Tonic Pocket Operator
Uploaded on Jan 11, 2017 teenageengineering
"introducing pocket operator PO-32 tonic teenage engineering."
"We are extremely happy to announce PO-32 tonic – the next level pocket operator with built-in microphone and import / export functionality. PO-32 tonic is a powerful drum- and percussion synthesizer a result of a fruitful collaboration with magnus lidström of sonic charge, creator of award-winning audio plugins and the man behind the CWO effect in OP-1.unique to PO-32 tonic is its wide range of sonic capabilities, a fresh selection of new punch-in fx, a built-in microphone allowing direct transfer of sounds and pattern data between units, as well as the ability to allow users of the standard desktop version of microtonic to shape sounds, generate new patches and pattern data, and transfer this wirelessly back to the PO-32 tonic. for the first time pocket operator users can easily import, export and share their music with the world, opening up for unlimited potential.
Price and Availability
PO-32 tonic + microtonic vst/au bundle
$139, limited edition, only at teenage.engineering
PO-32 tonic, single unit
$89, estimated worldwide release first week of april 2017
mic for transferring sounds
16 fully customizable sounds
16 punch-in effects
16 step sequencer
parameter locks • built-in speaker
3.5 mm audio I/O • jam sync
watch + alarm clock
battery powered (2 x AAA)
1 month battery life
pattern chaining, up to 64 patterns
compatible with microtonic vst/au
For the first time pocket operator users can easily import, export and share their music with the world, opening up for unlimited potential. we visited magnus lidström at the sonic charge hq in stockholm. See the video above."
And the UI was created by her. :)
According to CDM:
"In place of drab text menus or something like that, the new Teenage Engineering PO-32 Tonic is … a little different. There are adorable characters with wide eyes and huge noses, quaffing cocktails. There’s a ringing telephone … with a mouse perhaps gnawing away at its end. There are spiders – various spiders.
No, I don’t mean the UI on the PO-32 display seems like it was drawn by a 9-year-old girl. It actually was.
Her name is Ivana, she really is nine years old, and she’s the daughter of Teenage Engineering CEO and founder (and whiz designer himself) Jesper Kouthoofd. And in pictures provided exclusively to CDM, we have proof that she designed the display. Talk about landing your dream job in the musical instruments industry early.
I think her creation is genius. And she probably sets some kind of record here."