“...you'll find a surprisingly capable drum machine, based on a deep synth engine."
The Teenage Engineering PO-32 tonic is the newest pocket operator and essentially Microtonic in a pocket operator format. Unique to PO-32 tonic is its wide range of sonic capabilities and a built-in microphone allowing direct transfer of sounds and pattern data between units. It is reviewed in the latest issue of Sound On Sound magazine.
"Effects are handled in a unique and wonderful way on the P0-32. They're not so much traditional effects as momentary performance variations that are applied in real time within the synth engine."
"It would be easy to dismiss the P0-32 as a toy or a 'collectable' based on its size, bare board design and tinny built-in speaker. If you dig a bit deeper, and especially if you plug it into some speakers, you'll find a surprisingly capable drum machine, based on a deep synth engine. While the sounds are not fully programmable from the unit alone, you can get a lot of variation from the sound morphing, automation and effects."
"The effects in particular make a the P0-32 useful, letting you drop in momentary fills, variations and little flourishes of sonic interest on the fly. If you want to go deeper, you can add the Microtonic software ($99) and gain complete control over the P0-32's sound engine. And it's genuinely pocket sized if you like to keep something more tactile than a phone with you for some beat doodling - just be prepared to be asked what it is every time you get it out."
The full review can be found in the December 2017 issue of Sound On Sound magazine on sale now. The Teenage Engineering PO-32 tonic is also available now priced at £85 inc VAT.
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