Teenage Engineering and UK distributor Sound Technology Ltd are pleased to announce immediate availability of the new PO-32 tonic pocket operator. In 2015 Teenage Engineering released the first line of pocket operators, the PO-10 series, successfully launching some of the smallest and most affordable synthesisers known to mankind. These were followed up in 2016 with the launch of the PO-20 series. This time around we present the newest addition to the pocket operator family, the PO-32 tonic - a powerful drum- and percussion synthesiser.

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Photo above: Sonic Charge’s Microtonic and the new Teenage Engineering PO-32 tonic (click for hi-res version)

PO-32 tonic is the result of a fruitful collaboration with Magnus Lidström of Sonic Charge, creator of award-winning audio plugins and the man behind the CWO effect in the Teenage Engineering OP-1. One of Sonic Charge’s biggest successes to date has been Microtonic, a pattern-based drum machine and percussion synthesiser.

As big fans we are extremely happy to present PO-32 tonic, basically Microtonic in a pocket operator format. Unique to PO-32 tonic is its wide range of sonic capabilities, a built-in microphone allowing direct transfer of sounds and pattern data between units.

Users can even use the standard desktop version of Microtonic to shape sounds, generate patches and pattern data, and have that transferred wirelessly back to the PO-32 tonic.

For the first time pocket operator users can easily import, export and share their music with the world, opening up for unlimited capabilities.

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Photo above: The ’next-level' Teenage Engineering PO-32 tonic pocket operator (click for hi-res version)


  • mic for transferring sounds
  • 16 sounds
  • 16 punch-in effects
  • sequencer
  • parameter locks
  • built-in speaker
  • 3.5 mm audio I/O
  • jam sync
  • LCD display
  • folding stand
  • watch + alarm clock
  • battery powered (2 x AAA)
  • 1 month battery life
  • pattern chaining -up to 64 patterns
  • compatible with micro tonic


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PO-32 tonic, sound transfer demo - https://youtu.be/gZoBT5d8OUk

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PO-32 tonic, pattern transfer demo - https://youtu.be/IIQRjf-m8NE

Pricing and Availability

The Teenage Engineering PO-32 pocket operator is available now priced at £85 RRP inc VAT.   

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.