Teenage Engineering announces new OP-1 "Field"... at $2000 USD lmao

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Post 13 May 2022

And they are probably not teenagers anymore.

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Post 13 May 2022

DaveyG wrote:
13 May 2022
And they are probably not teenagers anymore.
Big car, Rolex, gold rings, champaign, bling bling for bunnys...all that stuff must be paid :D
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Post 13 May 2022

EnochLight wrote:
12 May 2022
Jeremy at Red Means Recording... stopped, because what he found was that the OP-1 forces you into a very specific genre of music with a very specific sound, and he got tired of sounding like all of the other OP-1 users out there. So he stopped.
Curious about this, as I just was never interested in the thing or exposed much to it. What sounds/genres are overrepresented by OP-1 music? Any good examples to listen to or the like?

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killhamster wrote:
13 May 2022
Curious about this, as I just was never interested in the thing or exposed much to it. What sounds/genres are overrepresented by OP-1 music? Any good examples to listen to or the like?
I really have no opinion on it, as I've never had an OP-1. But from all the videos I've watched back when I was considering one (went with an MPC instead), it certainly did seem to have a specific "sound". I guess I'd call it... low-fi video game music? :lol: I'm sure talented users can coax a lot of cool sounds out of it and apply to whatever genre they want, but that was my takeaway.
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Post 14 May 2022

You could buy a Moog Matriarch for that price.
Or a Digitakt, a DFAM and a Grandmother *and still have change*.

Insane.

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Post 16 May 2022

It has begun. Let the best Youtuber win.


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Post 16 May 2022

Paralytik wrote:
16 May 2022
It has begun. Let the best Youtuber win.

I'll absolutely admit that sounded pretty damn awesome. I'll also admit that it didn't sound $3200 USD awesome.
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Post 16 May 2022

Definitely not for me, but cool if that's what you're into, i guess.

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Post 16 May 2022

$2000 monopoly dollars?
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Post 16 May 2022

BRIGGS wrote:
16 May 2022
$2000 monopoly dollars?
Is there any other kind?

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Post 16 May 2022

orthodox wrote:
16 May 2022
BRIGGS wrote:
16 May 2022
$2000 monopoly dollars?
Is there any other kind?
pick your poison:

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Post 17 May 2022

It's cool that it exists, and a lot of people will be super happy and make a ton of music with it.

Not for me though, and definitely not at that price. ;)
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Post 17 May 2022

EnochLight wrote:
13 May 2022
aeox wrote:
13 May 2022
It's hard to believe that the company has not gone out of business yet, it's only a matter of time.
Re8et wrote:
13 May 2022
Why??
They are not vaporwavers...
I'd never buy the field mixer at that price, but the idea is supercool....
I don't think Teenage Engineering will go out of business, per say... but an acquisition by a company (or investment group) with deeper pockets is certainly in the cards. They're a niche company with only a few products that one could consider "high volume" (their Pocket Operator line), and even those have an extremely niche customer base. Some of their stuff is downright weird niche (their speakers), and the new TX mixer is hilariously overpriced for the products it is meant for.

Teenage Engineering are as much a lifestyle/design company as they are music gear company. They're trying to be the Apple of the music industry - and in some ways they succeed. But hundreds of millions of people buy cellphones almost every year. Niche music gear? Not so much. So, I absolutely expect them to sell to the highest bidder at some point. We never thought it would happen to Propellerhead, yet here we are. Swedish companies aren't stupid.
I agree!

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Post 17 May 2022

killhamster wrote:
13 May 2022
Curious about this, as I just was never interested in the thing or exposed much to it. What sounds/genres are overrepresented by OP-1 music? Any good examples to listen to or the like?

I think probably the best user of the original OP-1 is this guy who's channel is full of the music made on it...



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