Teenage Engineering's OP-1 gets a new synth engine in firmware update

New OS also adds an arpeggiator sequencer

Teenage Engineering s OP 1 gets a new synth engine in firmware update
Hi voltage.

Teenage Engineering say it's been a while since the last update, but the Swedish firm has announced a slew of upgrades in the latest OS for its flagship synth, the OP-1.

The upgrade is free and adds some user requests, as well as introducing a number of completely new features. The headliners are the addition of an arpeggiator sequencer and a new synth called Voltage.

Voltage is a new synthesizer engine which uses multiple interconnected oscillators. It can produce a wide range of sounds, from basses to organs to pads and more.

Arpeggio is a new arpeggiator sequencer that you can use with drums, synths and samples. More of its features are explored in the video below.

YouTube : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9U3sxP47Fo&feature=youtu.be

The update also includes expanded synchronisation capabilities to allow simple syncing of the OP-1 with TE's Pocket Operator range, also adding flexibility for connecting to other gear. As well as outputting a dual-mono signal for syncing the PO modules together with the OP-1, there is also a 16-note sync mode for hooking up to Eurorack modules.

YouTube : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dv1FGunnD5U&feature=youtu.be

The firmware update is available for free and can be downloaded from the Teenage Engineering website.

OP-1 OS upgrades in full

  • Arpeggio sequencer added
  • Voltage synth added
  • Tape loops now automatically crossfaded
  • Tape effect chop twice as short + also works at tape start/stop position and across loop wrap
  • FM radio press green encoder to autotune
  • Endless sequencer extended to 128 steps
  • Tremolo LFO updated with extra waveforms
  • PO sync mode added
  • Tempo nudge when running on external tempo
  • All new user contributed presets, based on the previous updates throughout the years
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