NAMM 2010: 6 OP-1 videos from Teenage Engineering

The OP-1: it's not finished yet, but it's getting there.
The OP-1: it's not finished yet, but it's getting there.

Teenage engineering op-1

Teenage engineering op-1

TC Electronic may just about have been able to back up its claim that it had the "product of 2010" at NAMM (albeit one that carries out the relatively mundane task of tuning your guitar), but if you were looking for the wow factor, surely nothing in Anaheim could beat Teenage Engineering's OP-1.

MusicRadar has already delivered its own video of this synth/sampler/controller/ in action, but we thought you might like to check out Teenage Engineering's own rough-n-ready preview clips, too.

As you'll see below, they show off a range of the OP-1's features - check 'em out and have your excitement levels raised by at least another notch.

1. The Skull-scratch

The tape reverse and break feature in action.

2. Tape

Did we mention that the OP-1 is a virtual 4-track tape recorder?

3. Soloing

The Teenage Engineers seemingly spent their NAMM evenings giving the OP-1 a thorough workout in their motel.

4. Late-night jamming

When it's finished, the OP-1 will boast a range of synthesis types, but only the pulse engine is currently operational.

5. Beats

More late-night jamming - did these guys actually go to bed?

6. Buzzy

It's like the fly you don't want to swat.

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. 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, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.