October 17, 2010 § Leave a Comment
Admittedly I haven’t dabbled with the Novation Launchpad as much as I would like. I don’t own one.. and do I really need more gear in the studio to learn? Probably not. But this series of templates for the Launchpad and Ableton Live (from Aurex) are starting to make me a believer. Lots of love to Aurex for publishing these templates for Free!
What you’ll need:
- Aurex sequencer templates
- Ableton Live 8.1.3 (or higher version)
OP-1 pocket synth/sequencer/sampler/midicontroller/alarmclock (what the heck doesn't this thing do!?)
April 2, 2009 § Leave a Comment
We are geeked by the moment here at SDG and watching Teenage Engineering’s blog daily for updates from the Messe 09 convention in Frankfurt. This week the company gave first-looks at the coveted new machine, the OP-1, a pocket-sized synthesizer, sampler, midi controller, usb-friendly do-it-all gizmo. Based on the Casio VL-1, there was speculation that this might be in the prosumer/toy end of the spectrum. Rest assured it’s not.
Taken from nostromo’s blog: I’m back from the messe. It seems that during these three days, the whole world’s go uber excited about teenageengineering’s OP-1, which I didn’t expect (hey, I was FIRST)… seems like these guys seems to know what they are doing in terms of marketing !
First of all, it’s kind of a swedish all of fame working in there. There’s former peoples from Elektron, former peoples from ACNE (responsible for the beautiful design of the MachineDrum & MonoMachine packaging and user interface) and Johan, so the project really seems in good hands. They stay pretty secretive about what it’s really going to be about. The reason behind this is that they don’t really know for sure the complete feature set, the price tag nor when it’s going to be ready. They are definetly not doing vaporware tho. They say people think of them as a “concept” company but they have ferm intentions in terms of producing whatever they come up with.
April 2, 2009 § Leave a Comment
Beautiful new video of Teenage Engineering’s OP-1 synth/sampler/sequencer/portable midi controller from Frankfurt 09. We have been watching the updates on Teenage Engineering’s website and were psyched to find this update today! Bad ass little machine – take a look!
No sound from the brilliant little machine in this video but some cool details from the creators (who seem humble and cool and obviously have some tricks up their sleeve for the beta release.) Some details pulled from Create Digital Music:
- Swedish All Stars: The team includes veterans of Elektron, the ACNE design firm that worked on MachineDrum and MonoMachine packaging and UI, and Johan of LSDJ fame.
- Casio love: The inspiration is, not surprisingly, hardware like the Casio VL-1.
- Pricing: It’s unofficially expected to be “under the 1000 Euros mark.” Note that the target price is EUR600, which is pretty far under EUR1000. Anywhere near that, and it’s a steal.
- Production: They do plan to put this into production. (I believe that, despite my awesomeness vs. shippingness graph – I’d love for them to be the exception.)
- The “mystery” sequencer: It sounds as though it won’t have a tracker as a sequencer, but may bring other “Swedish surprises” as Nostromo puts it.