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Teenage Engineering introduces the PO-32 Tonic

New drum synth added to Pocket Operator range

2017 Jan 22     
2 Bit Thugs

The PO-32 brings the number of PO devices now available to seven

Teenage Engineering's hugely successful Pocket Operator range of ultra-portable synths was expanded at this week's NAMM show with the arrival of a new drum machine, the PO-32 Tonic.

Like all the Pocket Operator range, the PO-32 is about the size of a pocket calculator and runs on AAA batteries. It has 16 built-in sounds, 16 onboard FX and an onboard 16-step sequencer that can chain together up to 64 patterns. Designed in collaboration with Sonic Charge's Magnus Lidström, it can also exchange patterns and soundbanks with the same company's Microtonic drum machine plug-in via the mic-in port (a first for the PO range).

First introduced in 2015, the Pocket Operator range also includes the PO-12 Rhythm, PO-14 Sub, PO-16 Factory, PO-20 Arcade, PO-24 Office and PO-28 Robot.

The PO-32 is available now, priced £49, or £135 if you purchase it bundled with a copy of the Microtonic drum VST. Also available is the SP-10 screen protector at £10, while a custom silicone protective case, CA-X, is coming soon priced £35.

For full details, see the Teenage Engineering website.





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