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Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator PO-20 Arcade Synthesizer

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Description
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.
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Technical Specifications
Type: Digital
Oscillators
Oscillators: 1
Oscillator Notes:
Sounds
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
Envelopes
Envelopes: 0
Filters
Filters: 0
LFO
LFO: 0
Polyphony & Tuning
Polyphony: 1
Timbrality: 1
Tuning: Standard
Patches
Patches RAM: 1
Storage: Internal
Arpeggiator
Chords
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
Effects
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
Sequencer
16-step sequencer
16 patterns
Chips and Operating System
Silabs EFM 32 Gecko CPU
Cirrus Logic DAC
Case
Case: Desktop
Controls: Buttons, Knobs
Display Type: LCD
Dimensions (WxDxH): 4.8 x 2.5 x 0.7"
Weight: 0.15 lb
Connections
Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Stereo Main
Power: 2x AAA batteries
Production
Year Released: 2016
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Pricing
MSRP List Price: $59 - convert
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