NAMM 2011: Teenage Engineering OP-1 shipping in eight weeks

The OP-1 annoucement we've been waiting for.
The OP-1 annoucement we've been waiting for.

NAMM 2011: We've spent so long anticipating Teenage Engineering's OP-1 mini synth/sampler/controller that another teaser at NAMM wasn't really going to cut it. Happily, though, the company has now started dealing in specifics, going on the record with a price and shipping date.

As for the former, the OP-1 will cost $799/€799, which is in line with the previous projection. The bigger news is that the device now has 'ready for production' status: manufacturing, assembly and shipping will take eight weeks.

Which means that in less than two months from now, the first people to order an OP-1 should have their units. Teenage Engineering says that supply will initially be limited - in fact, the website currently has a 'Sold Out' sticker on it - but you can request to be notified when more stock becomes available.

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.