The first product from Teenage Engineering I ever saw was their OP-1 synth and I think it was in one of the videos Young the Giant did for their In the Open sessions. There’s one in Titus Was Born, but I can’t be sure whether that was the first one I saw. Regardless, I looked it up online and was instantly impressed by both the design and the way the thing sounded. It’s a tiny synth that’s also a sampler, a four-track recorder, a mixer, and an effects module. I’ve loosely followed them ever since. Recently, they’ve been on a roll with some incredible product design, starting with the updated OP-1 synth, theTX-6 mixer, the CM-15 mic, and, just this week, the gorgeous TP-7 field recorder. I’ve never owned one of their products, so I can’t comment on build quality or durability, but aesthetically, they are absolutely brilliant. Their latest work definitely captures the feel of a Dieter Rams product—simple, clean, and clever, but not too clever. I would love to have one of everything they make, but don’t see that happening anytime soon. That said, the TP-7 might be doable as part of my mobile recording kit. Talk about a conversation starter.
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I know nothing of this world but I can absolutely say that is a beautiful piece of kit.