Teenage Engineering EP-133 KOII: 3 things we love... and 3 things we don't

Teenage Engineering's latest, Pocket Operator-influenced sampler caused quite a stir when it launched at the end of 2023 – but is it worth the hype?  

Loosely based on the design of the PO-133 KO from the Pocket Operator range, the KO II is a retro-styled multipart sampler capable of sequencing beats, bass and melodies and processing sounds with a range of built-in effects.

In this video, we discuss 3 things we love about the KOII, and 3 things that haven't impressed us. Exploring its design, sampling capabilities, the potential of its workflow, and its various limitations.

You can read our full, in-depth verdict in our Teenage Engineering EP-133 KOII review.

Si Truss

I'm Editor-in-Chief of Music Technology, working with Future Music, Computer Music, Electronic Musician and MusicRadar. I've been messing around with music tech in various forms for over two decades. I've also spent the last 10 years forgetting how to play guitar. Find me in the chillout room at raves complaining that it's past my bedtime.