See the $50 Teenage Engineering PO-12 drum machine in action

One of the criticisms levelled at Teenage Engineering's quirky OP-1 synth is that it's too expensive, but surely no one will be able to complain that the PO-12 - the company's new drum machine that's set for release in 2015 - costs too much.

With a projected price of just $50, the PO-12 should be within financial reach of just about everyone. It's certainly a bare-bones affair - little more than a circuit board, in fact - but at this price, it's sure to attract plenty of interest.

The device isn't finished, but electronic musician Cuckoo has been given a pre-production model, and you can watch him taking it for a spin in the video above.

Ben Rogerson
Deputy Editor

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.