Teenage Engineering OP-1 Field
A Worthy Successor to the Iconic OP-1 - with 100 New Features
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Please Note: The TX-6 Field Mixer pictured is not included with the OP-1 Field.
Teenage Engineering's first synth - the OP-1 - initially hit shelves in 2011. Almost overnight, this portable powerhouse developed a more-than justified reputation as an essential piece of gear that any self-respecting producer, sound designer or artist shouldn't be without. Ten years may have passed since its release, yet demand for the OP-1 has remained consistently high.
Now, with over a decade of firmware updates, engineering ingenuity and advances in technology under their belts, Teenage Engineering return to centre stage with the latest iteration of their cult classic: the OP-1 Field. But what are the main surface-level differences when compared to its predecessor? How does a new field-specific colourway, low aluminium frame, glass screen and 100 exciting new features and functions sound? For a deeper dive, check out some of the key enhancements and additions below!
- 'Field' colour palette
- 24 hour battery life (increased from 16 hours)
- Full UI overhaul
- Sleek aluminium construction
- 32-bit audio across the signal chain
- Reinforced Glass hi-res flush display (with adjustable brightness)
- Increased 256MB of onboard memory
- Additional drum kit packs
- Reverb effect: Mother
- Synth engine: Dimension
- Upgraded speaker (with passive radiator)
- In-built FM radio transmission (with detailed country settings)
- Receive and Transmit via an integrated FM antenna
- Record with 8 swappable tapes
- Four unique tape styles
- MFI - iPhone USB MIDI and Audio Connectivity
- Updated original patches
- Twenty extra preset synth patches
- More precise sample editing
- Low-energy Bluetooth (for wireless MIDI)
- Stereo drum sampler engine
- Stereo synth sampler engine
- 160+ minutes of sample storage
- Stereo mixdown from drum and synth to stereo tape tracks
- Enhanced drum envelope (with improved transient control)
- Drum sample stacking
- Stereo audio input processing
- Upgraded tape looping
- Headset microphone support via 4-pole audio jack
- Fully configurable MIDI filtering
- Dedicated volume setting per patch
- Afterburner ground loop noise supressor
- Dual BLE antennas offering better wireless operation
- Enhanced in-built microphone
- Tape name editor
- Encoder click function
- External velocity LFO
- Up to 500 user patches
- Adjustable pitch bend range
- BLE advertising toggle, central for connecting controller and connection list view
- Click to hold sequencer
- Custom volume encoder (with hi-resolution) and custom MIDI settings for any connected equipment
- Dual purpose USB type C connector
- High-fidelity headphone output
- More accurate tap tempo through better averaging
- Hi-res accelerometer
- Improved hi-res equaliser with better interpolation and input signal to LFO with smoother envelope
- Extra random LFO target settings
- Improved tombola simulation accuracy
- More factory sequencer presets
- Better line in signal quality
- New keyboard module
- New square and sawooth LFO shapes
- Save sync and tempo parameters with tapes
- Enhanced acoustic side shooting loudspeaker grill
- USB audio/MIDI host
- Stereo cluster synth engine
- Stereo digital synth engine
- Stereo FM synth engine
- Stereo Phase synth engine
- Stereo pulse synth engine
- Stereo string synth engine
- Stereo voltage synth engine
- Stereo tape tracks
- OB-4 compatibility with FM TX or wire
- Wireless MIDI connectivity to TX-6 and OP-Z
- USB Audio/MIDI connectivity to TX-6, OP-Z and OP-1
OP-1, but Better
It's hard to improve on greatness, but Teenage Engineering have managed it here. Building on the solid design principles of the original, the OP-1 Field is slimmer and lighter than the OP-1, with a lowered aluminium body encasing the floating keyboard. They've even managed to squeeze a dual 2.4 GHz antenna system into the streamlined form factor.
Other exciting augmentations include Bluetooth MIDI, 32-bit audio, stereo across the entire signal chain, and a new synth engine (Dimension) and reverb effect (Mother). Powerful, accurate, all-encompassing sound is delivered from a new speaker containing a passive driver.
Sensational Stereo Sample Engine
The OP-1 Field is bolstered further with the addition of a new stereo sample engine. Use dual layer mode to immediatley mix your A and B channels and harness up to 20 seconds of total sampling time. You'll have 160+ minutes of sample storage available too!
Experiment with four completely new recording formats (Vintage 4-track, Porta, Studio 4-track and Disc Mini) - each featuring contrasting graphics and entirely unique sonic signatures.
The Field System
Combine the OP-1 Field with the TX-6 Field Mixer and take control of an extremely portable, powerful and professional performance and recording rig. With an upgraded 24-hour battery life (rechargable via USB-C) and flexible connectivity options, take it anywhere and get creative wherever inspiration strikes! Connect with your macOS, iOS or Windows device and get going in an instant.
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- Built-in Speakers
- Built-in Effects
- Audio Playback
- Trade Doubler Group ID
- Number of Keys
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