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Showing posts with label Teenage Engineering. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Teenage Engineering. Show all posts

Thursday, November 30, 2023

Ricky Tinez on the Teenage Engineering EP-133 K.O. II : I WANTED to Play Live with this Thing, but nvm..

video upload by Ricky Tinez

"It can't even do things the PO-33 can do! I let myself down by getting wrapped in the hype, haha. Its an awesome device, and yes you can make full songs on it.. But it might be a challenge at times! Which can be a good thing. TL:DR, I wanted to get this to play live and perform on, but it's going to be a little trickier than I excpected."

00:00 It's Dope! but...
00:33 The Filters...
03:16 The PO-33 Can Do This.. But EP-133 Can't
04:03 The Pattern Changes, and Project Swaps.
05:45 Easier Pattern Change "Hack"
07:02 This is super weird.. Can't Jump To Blank Scenes?
08:48 The Fader Send FX Thing Could Be Changed.. Maybe?
10:07 I'm About To Rage Quit
10:40 The Last 2 Things, about sampling and about the fx..

Teenage Engineering EP-133 K.O. II

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

What's All the Hype About? // Teenage Engineering EP-133 K.O. II

video upload by Jorb

"Post upload, I realize I never mentioned patterns...within a scene, each group can have multiple patterns, hold a group letter, then + and - to cycle that groups patterns.

I think this got lost in editing because I called it redundant, than back pedaled because I realized it makes things a lot more flexible for improvising scenarios, then back pedaled because it seemed cumbersome to remember which pattern was which without any on-screen visuals...its 3am I am not editing any more.

This video feels too long, but everything I said feels important, so its not getting cut.

0:00 Intro
1:45 Hands on / getting started
8:36 Fader Parameters
12:30 Send FX
14:18 Scenes
17:11 Example Performance Scenario
23:30 Sampling from Vinyl
31:18 Mic Sampling
32:30 Single Note Synth Samples
33:36 Workflow Complaints
34:29 LEGO compatibility???
35:36 FaderGate & Build Quality Comments
37:30 What's it Good for?"

Saturday, November 25, 2023

Teenage Engineering EP-133 k.o. ii 64 mb sample composer: unboxing, fixing, and exploring

video upload by Enjoy Synths

Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Teenage Engineering Introduces EP-133, K.O.II

EP-133 K.O. II by teenage engineering - performance demo

video upload by djpho

Update: video added. Don't miss Cuckoo's overview video below.

via Teenage Engineering


A versatile machine with an impressive set of features, K.O.ii is the new champion in and outside the studio.

UNRIVALED BY ANYTHING IN ITS CLASS, this is the sampler you've always wanted at THE incredible price of just $299

Get ready for round 2

Meet the evolution of the world's most sold sampler. based on the legendary PO-33 K.O!, the new EP–133 K.O.II adds more power, more sampling capabilities, a fully reworked sequencer and brand new punch-in 2.0™ effects. introducing a workflow that lets you go from idea to TRACK faster than ever.

It's pocket operators gone pro.

Knock out features

9 projects each with 80,000 notes

projects contain 4 groups, each with 99 patterns

patterns have 12 TRACKS for samples and MIDI

variable pattern length per group (1 to 99 bars)

12 mono / 6 stereo voice polyphony

use groups to mix and match patterns on the fly

record and automate all 12 fader assignments

sequence in free time or quantized with swing

assign any pad to one of 16 MIDI channels

loop mode from OB-4 with length AND slide

12 pressure and velocity sensitive pads

instantaneous timE correction and erase

slice samples LIVE OR AUTOmatically

stereo / mono sampling at 46.875 kHz / 16-bit

punch-in 2.0™ effects (PRESSURE SENSITIVE)

arrange quickly using the instant commit feature

32-bit float signal chain, 24-bit ADC / DAC


6 built-in send fx and a master compressor

drag and drop samples using the sample tool

Get started with the new EP-133, K.O.II by Teenage Engineering (Tutorial)

video upload by True Cuckoo

00:00 Introduction
00:58 Hardware overview
02:19 Assign sounds to pads
03:08 Navigate sounds by typing
04:01 A quick glance at the "menus"
04:33 Live recording a beat
04:52 Setting pattern length in bars
05:16 Start recording from any bar
05:34 Recording "free" unquantised
06:20 Erasing a track
07:05 Quantising an unquantised recording
08:12 Step sequencer
08:54 Edit sound envelope
09:27 Edit sound amplitude
09:46 Replace a sound
09:59 Sample from the built in mic
11:23 Trim a sound
12:01 Punch-in record
12:13 Sample a vinyl form the line input
13:01 Chop a sample
13:47 Groups
14:20 Layers
14:35 Play chromatically with Keys mode
15:18 Edit sound play mode
15:48 Use a MIDI keyboard
15:47 Record a longer pattern, unquantised
17:32 Punch-in quantisation
18:13 The fader
19:52 FX
22:30 Punch-in FX
25:00 Looper
25:47 Setting the tempo
26:03 Having fun
26:20 Patterns
26:56 Commit and duplicate "scene"
27:48 Edit a duplicate pattern
29:08 Getting lost in the music
30:44 Recording the fader - jamming on
31:00 Jamming on…
31:36 The KO 2000
31:49 9 Projects
32:17 MIDI sequence an external synth
35:47 Looper affects MIDI out
36:19 Yeah!

Thursday, November 16, 2023

Artist Picks: Best Music Gear of 2023 Part 2

video upload by Perfect Circuit

Part 1 here

"2023 is soon drawing to a close—so, we're taking a look back at the year, and taking account of all of the weird and wonderful instruments that gave us some inspiration this year. Synthesizers, drum machines, and Eurorack modules to samplers and effects, this year had no shortage of inspiring instruments.

So, we reached out to some of our friends and content creators to fill us in on their year, asking one simple question: what was the coolest piece of gear you got this year? For some, that meant brand new releases, but for others, it meant sitting down and digging into classic instruments.

In this video, we hear from:
00:00 Red Means Recording on the Elektron Syntakt
01:07 Midlife Synthesist on the Akai MPC X SE
03:20 DivKid on the Intellijel Cascadia
06:30 Jorb on the Roland S1
09:13 Bo Beats on the Teenage Engineering OP-1 Field
12:45 Trovarsi on the Anti-Kulture Precision Disruptor

Read more about all of this gear on our blog, Signal:"

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator Modular 170

via this auction

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Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator Modular 400

via this auction

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Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Elektron Octatrack, Teenage Engineering OP-1 Field, Chase Bliss Reverse Mode C

video upload by Luca Longobardi

"Lay down your mind and peace will come. A peace deeper than anything you have known.
(Haruki Murakami, Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World)

About Octatrack setting:

Track 3: Piano sample recorded on the Octatrack
Track 2: glitch drums
Track 6: OP-1 tape live through a THRU machine
Track 1: Same piano sample distributed on a slicing grid to be used as a melody through manual use of the fader (scene change).
Fast movements of the fader create further glitches in the feedback of the Reverse Mode C which reacts like a sort of arpeggiator."

Saturday, October 21, 2023

Chase Bliss Audio Reverse Mode C and Teenage Engineering Op-1 Field and TX-6

video upload by Luca Longobardi

"Time moves in it special way in the middle of the night.
(Haruki Murakami , After Dark)

If you were wondering what the new Reverse Mode C from Chase Bliss audio sounded like, here's a little example.
The simple sequence played by the OP-1 is first only effected by the TX-6's reverb. Then the Reverse Mode intervenes, reproducing one of the three voices of its delay (reverse in octave). Then the second voice (normal reverse) and then all three voices with modulation in synch and the volumes managed by the same pedal which 'sequences' the entries. Press and Hold on the right button to immediately have the delay action at half the tempo.
Enjoy this little night spell!"

Wednesday, October 11, 2023

TipTop Audio ART Octopus (alternative Firmware), ATX1, Vortex and Teenage Engineering Op-1 Field

video upload by Luca Longobardi

"Simple yet complex
Testing an alternative firmware for the TTA Octopus module: basically, this way the Octopus doesn't need any midi controller to play the ART VCOs but it becomes an arpeggiator with chords sequences itself.
Math is a good way to wake your brain up in the morning 🧠"

Wednesday, October 04, 2023

Sampling Session with the Octatrack MK2, MicroFreak, and PO-133 Street Fighter

video upload by Patchwerks

"In today's stream we are going to do some sampling with the trusty Octatrack MK2. We will be sampling the Arturiaa MicroFreak and the PO-133 Street Fighter Pocket Operator. Let's make a retro banger.

Get the Octatrack MK2 here:
Get the Arturia MicroFreak Hyrbid Synthesizer here:
Get yourself a Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator here:
Video by: Matthew Piecora (aka @EZBOT_ )"

Saturday, September 30, 2023

TipTop Audio ART Octopus, ATX1 and Vortex, MI Ripples, Warp, Torso T-1 and Teenage Engineering TX-6

video upload by Luca Longobardi

"A simple sequence as an exercise to become familiar with the new TipTop ART modules.
The most immediate thing I can tell you is that pressing a simple button to easily have the 3 oscillators perfectly tuned was a great feeling.
The three voices (2 ATX1 ART Analog VCOs and 1 Vortex ART Wavetable VCO) are controlled by the Torso T-1 via Midi through the Octopus (USB/Midi to Art Interface+Voices Manager), Ripples as filter on all three voices and delay by the Warps (alternative firmware). Reverb and mono-to-stereo magic from the TX-6."

Friday, September 22, 2023


video upload by Luca Longobardi

"Impermanenza is the title of my new album (to be released in the first half of 2024). The album describes a precise way of writing music based on the unrepeatability of some details, on the discovery of new possibilities of one's setup, on experimentation based on practical intuition . A sort of 'method' that has matured and unconsciously settled during the last year of work. This song was conceived, written and recorded this way this morning. And exactly like the concept of the unexpected, I decided that it will be a bonus track of the album (but also the first single dropped without warning today only on my social channels).

On setup:
_ drone from OP-1 using the Hold sequencer;
_ Awake from Norns into Crow that manages Just Friends. Arpeggio created by setting the Time knob in order to rhythmically phase out the two melodic lines of Awake;
_ Dradd provides via granular synthesis to 'cover' the arpeggio making it a chord progression in the first and last part of the piece.


Saturday, September 16, 2023

Modular Explorations Manis Iteritas Tymp Legio Dreadbox Kinematic and Pocket Operators #eurorack

video upload by HANJŌ

Sunday, September 10, 2023

Lofi tech beats PCBcore w/ NUNOMO QUN MKII, TX-6 and pikocore

video upload by Arman Bohn

"Bare PCB devices. The Qun clocks the piko through the rk-006.

The Qun provides a generative bass-scape and I tweak the amount of FM and certain probability ranges. The Qun has been a bit of a mystery … I’m still thinking about making a video where I talk through trying to use it."

Monday, August 28, 2023

Not just for bleeps and blops Pocket Operator Modular 400

video upload by Starsky Carr

"Playing big, brash and melodic lines with other eurorack compatible kit. The Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator Modular 400 is so good at experimental and evolving ambient soundscapes using the onboard sequencer (which is much more flexible than it looks), that there's a whole lot of that already here on YouTube.

The pocket operator modular series has been reduced in price - enough to tempt me into buying the 'big' yellow 400 to see what it's all about.

I'm using it here with the Analog Solutions Colossus - just to have a listen to how well the little yellow one stacks up sonically to something with an undisputed quality tone. It does very well sequenced by the Arturia Keystep Pro, showing not only that it works with other kit, but also that its possible to pay melodic tracks with it, so thought demoing something big, brash and melodic would make a pleasant change"

Generative CLOSE ENCOUNTERS road trip with norns “pixels”, Wingie MKii, Bastl Kastle Drum & TX-6

video upload by Arman Bohn

"Devils Tower is on the horizon. Pixel static notes and MIDI data. The Kastle excites the Wingie.

Alien welcome melodies played backwards and forwards, but probably never in the right order. Only 1970s practical effects here. Or is it all just CG?"

Thursday, August 17, 2023

Sonicware LoFi-6 Relaxing Ambient Glitch Jam

video upload by Dj Puzzle

"Sonicware Lofi-6 in the mix. As well as 1010music Razzmatazz ( the box I made presets for ), Sonicware SmplTrek, Pocket Operator Sub, and AUM on my iPad for mixing and Turnado effects."

Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Meng Qi Wing Pinger & OP1 Field // Welcome to my synthetic dojo

video upload by Dexba

"I finally managed to bring the Wing Pinger to the new house, and as soon as I plugged it in, I remembered why I got it in the first place: its range from mellow, realistic birds, to harsh and complex territories, in a single twist of a knob.
This time it can also make friends with the OP1 Field, acting as a recorder and FX for the Wing Pinger, in a somewhat small and portable experimental setup (there would be so much to sample!).
After I recorded this, I laid down for a while, simply enjoying the ever-changing soundscapes, and it was a very much-needed moment of bliss."

Monday, August 07, 2023

guided mumbles - Roland j-6, Dirtywave M8, MT32-pi, Phantasmal Force, TX-6

video upload by Arman Bohn

"More noises. Chord sequencing the J-6 via the M8. The J-6 passes the notes to the MT32. Phantasmal Force for the mutes. TX-6 for the mix."

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