"Two more fun, inspirational additions to the PO range. Speak is the pick here though - we can see it inspiring whole tracks!"
The new Teenage Engineering PO-33 K.O! and PO-35 speak complete the third generation of the Pocket Operator family. You can sample anything, anywhere, with the PO-33 K.O! micro sampler. Sample and process your voice using the eight different voice characters of PO-35 speak vocal synthesiser and sequencer. Both are reviewed in the new issue of Future Music magazine.
“All told, there’s a surprising amount of functionality to the KO!, given its size and simplistic look…”.
“It’s fun to mess around with though - while it can be tricky to get super precise with sampling and sequencing, recording a few clips and haphazardly messing around with them is a great way to create spontaneous little hooks, loops and unexpected sounds”.
“For my money however, speak is the standout of these two new POs (and possibly the whole range, to date)”.
“There’s lots of fun to be had when trying out these Voices on different snippets of vocal, spoken words and found sounds. As with the KO!, speak can sample both from the mic and via its audio input, the latter of which is great for grabbing quick samples from sources like YouTube, TV shows, radio or audiobooks for slicing up and manipulating”.
“While, despite their limitations, all the POs are fun noise generators and great for inspiring incidental sounds, speak is probably the most useful Pocket Operator we’ve seen so far. Its ability to sample, trim and process vocal sounds make it a great little tool for creating little one shots and vocal hooks - we can see users creating whole tracks based around the effects it creates”.
The full review can be found in the May 2018 issue of Future Music magazine on sale now. The Teenage Engineering PO-33 K.O! and PO-35 speak are also available now priced at £85 RRP inc VAT each.
Teenage Engineering is distributed in the UK and ROI by Sound Technology Ltd. For more information please call 01462 480000 or visit www.soundtech.co.uk/teenageengineering.