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Teenage Engineering PO-12 Rhythm Pocket Operator



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Product Description

The PO-12 is a 16 sound drum machine and sequencer, perfect for making beats on the go. Basic beats can be transformed by parameter locks and punch-in effects. Featuring a combination of real synthesised drum sounds and sampled drum sounds, you can create a wide variety of awesome sounding grooves. And with 16 punch-in effects, 16 pattern chaining and step multiplier functions, there's a lot you can do with this powerful little drum machine!


  • Real synthesised drum sounds
  • Sampled drum sounds
  • 16 punch-in effects
  • 16 pattern chaining
  • Step multiplier

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The Teenage Engineering Pocket Operators offer an imaginative new way of creating electronic music on the go. Pocket operators are small, ultra portable synth devices, with studio quality sound and the flexibility to make music on the go.

Each calculator shaped operator has its own distinctive character and sound-set,  featuring unique graphical animations that are reminiscent of classic 80's tech (Game & Watch anyone?). These animations look awesome, but the real pride of the pocket operator is its studio quality tones and engaging user interface - allowing you to create patterns and sounds that can be synched to other pocket operators. They're even compatible with the rest of your studio gear too!

It may look like a simple toy, but each Operator will be a pocket rocket to your creativity! What's more, they're super fun to use and don't cost an arm and a leg; the perfect choice for a beginner.

All Pocket Operator models perfectly complement each other - from drum machine, bass and lead synthesizers, to noise percussion and more. The six unique units allow you to start a pocket band. Use them separately, or connect them together, the choice is yours.

Once you've got the one, you may not be able to resist the temptation to slowly build up your collection until you've got them all!

All six units feature:

  • 16-step sequencer
  • 16 patterns
  • Parameter locks
  • Built-in speaker
  • 3.5mm audio I/O
  • Jam sync
  • Animated LCD display
  • Folding stand
  • Clock + alarm clock
  • Battery powered (2XAAA)
  • 1 month battery life
  • 2 year standby time

clever design, high quality construction

Pocket operators are designed on a single multiple-layer circuit board using high quality components. They all share a compact and durable form factor.

By placing all vital and sensitive components under the LCD display, there's no need for an outer case. Thanks to this cost saving measure, excellent components could be used to guarantee the best possible sound and a very low power consumption. The space under the display also doubles as a speaker box.

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Customer Reviews


5 reviews





Trusted Customer9th Aug 2021

Value 3Looks 4Durability 3Sound 4

Trusted Customer14th Feb 2021

Love everything teenage engineering and this piece of gear is a nice add on to my collection

Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

Mr Lorne Smyth16th Nov 2020

I'm surprised at how good this is. I bought it to get some new sounds for jamming along to but there's so much more to it. It's really easy to use if you've ever played with a sequencer before but when you get into editing the sounds and building more complicated beats it gets even more fun. No idea where the onboard speaker is, its spooky. But plugged into an amp it sounds ace.

Value 5Looks 5Durability 3Sound 4

Trusted Customer21st Apr 2020

Value 4Looks 4Durability 4Sound 4

Mr Andrew Dickson16th Mar 2020

Amazing little thing Very powerful for what it is

Value 5Looks 4Durability 3Sound 4

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Andertons Music Company's Registered Office: 58-59 Woodbridge Road, Guildford, GU1 4RF. Andertons Music Company acts as a credit broker and not a lender and only offers credit products from Secure Trust Bank PLC trading as V12 Retail Finance. Not all products offered by Secure Trust Bank PLC are regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Andertons Music Company is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, firm registration number 716155. Credit provided subject to age and status.