“The poor man’s modular”.
Teenage Engineering’s Pocket Operator sequence goes modular.
The Swedish boutique firm right this moment launched three self-assembly kits that provide a extra inexpensive route into modular synthesis than present Eurorack gear: the 400, 170 and a management keyboard, 16.
The 170, an analog monophonic synth with step sequencer, prices $349 and features a chassis, 9 modules and eight patch cables. The 400 prices $499 however for that you simply get a three-oscillator synth with modules together with noise, random generator, envelope, VCA, LFO, filter, mixer, speaker, energy pack and 16-step sequencer.
Better nonetheless, Teenage Engineering’s modules all use the identical three.5mm jack inputs as Eurorack modules and are totally suitable with the format. The modules themselves are smaller than Eurorack specs, however Teenage Engineering says that they are often transformed to suit Eurorack enclosures utilizing its guide to create your individual entrance panels.
The 16 keyboard, which has tuneable keys and a step sequencer, is designed to be used with the 400 mannequin, however can be used with different modular synths. It prices $149, which makes it a competitively priced management possibility for anybody who already owns a modular.
No agency launch date for the Pocket Operator Modular vary has been introduced, however in accordance with Teenage Engineering, the vary is “coming quickly”. The merchandise are additionally out there on the company’s website to pre-order with a four-week delivery time.