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Get ready to rumble: Teenage Engineering’s OP-Z gets a haptic subwoofer that lets you ‘feel the bass’

Teenage Engineering rumble
(Image credit: Teenage Engineering)

If the built-in speaker in your OP-Z isn’t really cutting it, Teenage Engineering has a solution. The rumble module is the second optional expansion for the company’s portable electronic instrument - following the Oplab CV/gate add-on -  and is described as a “built-in haptic subwoofer”.

Given the name and description, we’re guessing that the ‘rumble’ experience is similar to that which you’d get from a video game controller; Teenage Engineering says that the device enables you to “feel your music”.

We’re also told that rumble uses “high-definition vibrotactile feedback and psychoacoustic technology,” and has a frequency response of 10 - 150hz. As well as offering subwoofer functionality, it also features a silent metronome mode to keep you in time.

Find out more on the Teenage Engineering website, where rumble can be purchased for £69.

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Group Content Manager for MusicRadar, specialising in all things tech. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 20 of which I’ve also spent writing about music technology. 

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