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teenage engineering PO-24 Pocket Operator Office Synthesizer

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teenage engineering PO-24 Pocket Operator Office Synthesizer
Key Features
  • Synthesized Office Machine Sounds
  • 16 Punch-In Effects and Parameter Locks
  • 16-Step Sequencer with 16 Patterns
  • 16 Pattern Chaining
Small enough to fit in your pocket and powered by a pair of AAA batteries, the Teenage Engineering PO-24 Pocket Operator Office Synthesizer features the sounds of office equipment with 16 punch-in effects including aliasing, overdrive, repeat, filters, distortion, glitches, and noise. 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.
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teenage engineering PO-24 Overview

Small enough to fit in your pocket and powered by a pair of AAA batteries, the Teenage Engineering PO-24 Pocket Operator Office Synthesizer features the sounds of office equipment with 16 punch-in effects including aliasing, overdrive, repeat, filters, distortion, glitches, and noise. 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.

Sounds
  • 1. 5.25" floppy disk
  • 2. 3.5" drive eject
  • 3. 3.5" floppy disk
  • 4. keyboard
  • 5. matrix printer
  • 6. joystick
  • 7. mouse click
  • 8. toggle switch
  • 9. bass drum
  • 10. pc beeper
  • 11. hardsync tone
  • 12. hardsync noise
  • 13. ring modulation
  • 14. bass
  • 15. glitch fx
  • 16. noise fx
Effects
  • 1. aliasing
  • 2. overdrive
  • 3. repeat 4
  • 4. repeat 2
  • 5. lowpass filter
  • 6. lowpass sweep
  • 7. hipass filter
  • 8. hipass sweep
  • 9. distort low
  • 10. distort high
  • 11. retrigger
  • 12. retrigger (fast)
  • 13. glitch
  • 14. glitch (fast)
  • 15. blinds
  • 16. noise effect

teenage engineering PO-24 Specs

ComponentsSilabs EFM 32 Gecko CPU
Cirrus Logic DAC
Knowles speaker
I/O1x 1/8" (3.5 mm) in
1x 1/8" (3.5 mm) out
Power Requirements2x AAA batteries
Standby Time2 Years
DimensionsNot specified by the manufacturer
WeightNot specified by the manufacturer
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.14 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4.85 x 2.5 x 1.05"

teenage engineering PO-24 Reviews

Quirky pocket operator

By Patrick
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-01-20

Of the 8 pocket operators I own, this one seems to be quirkiest little device. It was the least expensive one that I've purchased. Also it's probably the most limited in terms of conventional uses. It's kind of a drum machine but doesn't really have your typical drum sounds. Each of the 16 buttons has it's own sound, most are office sounds as advertised, with the addition of a couple melodic sounds. It would be a fun addition to other devices but not as useful as a stand alone unit. The effects is where you can really make these sounds shine. Great for use in industrial type music. If you are considering this, make sure to watch some videos so you can understand the uses and limitations of the device.

Sounds nice

By Chris A.
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2016-02-20

A little time to learn the sequencing but rewards you with great sounds!

Interesting piece of kit

By Steven S.
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-05-04

A curious little contraption that makes unique and familiar sounds. Very portable for exploring with headphones during long commutes

Worth money

By Kari
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-12-13

Great value

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