teenage engineering PO-20 Pocket Operator Arcade Synthesizer

teenage engineering PO-20 Pocket Operator Arcade Synthesizer

teenage engineering PO-20 Pocket Operator Arcade Synthesizer

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Product Highlights

  • Synthesized Arcade Sounds
  • 16 Punch-In Effects and Parameter Locks
  • 16-Step Sequencer with 16 Patterns
  • 16 Pattern Chaining
  • Chord Chaining
  • Jam Sync with Audio Through
  • 3.5mm Audio Out/In
  • Folding Stand and Animated LCD Display
  • Alarm Clock
  • Built-In Speaker
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Small enough to fit in your pocket and powered by a pair of AAA batteries, the Teenage Engineering PO-20 Pocket Operator Arcade Synthesizer features real synthesized arcade, drum, and chip-tune sounds with 16 punch-in effects including solo chords, filters, fill-ins, glitches, and arpeggios. The synthesizer parameters can be locked, while a 16-step sequencer, which holds 16 patterns in memory, can be chained into a song with up to 128 patterns. An integrated clock and alarm clock expand the creative possibilities of the instrument. A jam-sync function with 3.5mm audio in and out connections allows for multiple synthesizer units to be linked together.

Using high-quality components with low-power consumption, the synthesizer is cleverly designed with a Silabs EFM 32 Gecko CPU, a Cirrus Logic DAC, and a Knowles speaker placed under a novel animated LCD on a single circuit board. A foldout stand makes it easier to play and rear panel speaker solder terminals allow you hook up the unit to a larger sound system. An optional tailor-made silicone pro case (sold separately) adds anti-slip feet, battery protection, and professional-feel buttons to this very unique music-making device.

  • 1. bass
  • 2. bass drum
  • 3. snare drum
  • 4. hi-hat
  • 5. tom
  • 6. blip
  • 7. hardsync
  • 8. noise fx
  • 9. arpeggio
  • 10. melodic arp
  • 11. falling arp
  • 12. octave arp
  • 13. lead
  • 14. vibrato
  • 15. portamento
  • 16. echo
  • 1. dm
  • 2. em
  • 3. Esus
  • 4. E
  • 5. F
  • 6. G
  • 7. C/G
  • 8. E/G#
  • 9. am
  • 10. C/A
  • 11. dm/A
  • 12. D/A
  • 13. A
  • 14. B/A
  • 15. C
  • 16. D
  • 1. solo chords
  • 2. solo chords + lead
  • 3. solo drums
  • 4. solo drums + bass
  • 5. lowpass slow sweep
  • 6. lowpass fast sweep
  • 7. highpass filter
  • 8. highpass sweep
  • 9. fill-in
  • 10. fill-in (fast)
  • 11. retrigger
  • 12. retrigger (fast)
  • 13. glitch
  • 14. glitch (fast)
  • 15. blinds
  • 16. rising arpeggio
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teenage engineering PO-20 Pocket Operator Arcade Synthesizer
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    teenage engineering PO-20 specs

    Components Silabs EFM 32 Gecko CPU
    Cirrus Logic DAC
    Knowles speaker
    I/O 1x 1/8" (3.5 mm) in
    1x 1/8" (3.5 mm) out
    Power Requirements 2x AAA batteries
    Standby Time 2 Years
    Dimensions Not specified by the manufacturer
    Weight Not specified by the manufacturer
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.15 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 4.8 x 2.5 x 0.7"

    teenage engineering PO-20 reviews

    PO-20 Pocket Operator Arcade Synthesizer is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 9.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Engineering. Awesome Design. I was, at first, drawn by the design of this little gadget. I wanted to buy one, even though I wasn't sure what it was. The design of this product was certainly made by artists, not engineers. As for what it does, it does it with style. Very cool little gadget. I will very soon by another one to connect it to mine. Just pick the sounds you like carefully and you will not be disappointed.
    Date published: 2016-02-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun stuff for music production on the go Supercool entry into Teenage Engineering's PO line. This pocket-sized piece makes easy to program electronic beeps and bleeps based on classic arcade sounds on the go. Cheap and fairly easy to easy learn, PO Arcade has a sound that's unique and versatile enough for the studio, or for just sketching out song ideas on the go.
    Date published: 2016-02-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Synth in the palm of your hand! This little pocket operator by teenage engineering is great! I honestly wasn't expecting too much but was pleasantly surprised to see how programmable it really was! Hopefully soon I can get the others to chain together.
    Date published: 2016-02-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this thing This product is so easy to use and can make more than it looks. The versatility of it is so good and can be incorporated into many different sources.
    Date published: 2017-03-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from possible the most fun, ever amazing little synth. contains a ton more than you see. incredible, especially when syncd with the robot and rhythm and for a crazy low price
    Date published: 2016-10-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gifted to a friend but so great I'll get one for myself! This pocket operator is awesome! So much fun to play around with and the preloaded sequences are great.
    Date published: 2017-02-27
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Fun, very interesting Its great fun, just dont purchase it thinking your buying an instrument. Look at tutorials and stuff
    Date published: 2017-02-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best $ dollars I've spent in years This compact 80's arcade themed micro drum machine provides endless amounts of entertainment.
    Date published: 2016-02-06
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