In advance of the NAMM music show Teenage Engineering announced their own take on the popular modular synthesisers. The Pocket Operator Modular is labeled as the poor-man’s modular and is a set of IKEA-style components you can build into your own wall of sound.
What is the Pocket Operator Modular?
Teenage Engineering already had a smash hit with their small, Game & Watch inspired Pocket Operator series. This time the series is expanded with a full fledged modular system. You can get the following components:
- Pocket Operator 170; a monophonic analog synth with built-in sequencer. This is a complete kit with chassis, 9 modules and 8 patch cables
- Pocket Operator 400; an analog synth with 3 oscillators, noise, random generator, 2 envelopes, 2 VCA’s, LFO, filter, mixer, speaker box, power pack and a 1-16 step sequencer. This is a complete kit wich chassis, 16 modules and 15 patch cables
- The 16; a step sequencer to control your modular gear
You can assemble the kits yourself and down the line mix and match the individual modules to your liking using the patch cables. This looks like a playful and fun entry into the knob-twiddling money-sink that is modular synthesis. Gotta get ’em all!
Where can I buy the Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator Modular kits?
Buy via the link below. This is an online exclusive at Teenage Engineering
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