Hands on with the new Teenage Engineering EP-133 K.O. II
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Hands on with the new Teenage Engineering EP-133 K.O. II

It's here. The Teenage Engineering EP-133 K.O.II is the just-announced evolution of the pocket operator series - and it's here, in our hands!  

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And here's some more info:

Teenage Engineering and UK distributor Sound Technology Ltd are pleased to announce the new EP–133 K.O. II. EP–133 K.O. II is a powerful Sampler, Sequencer and Composer. Record sounds around you, sequence your samples and loops, tweak and automate filter, pitch and more, add stereo effects, compressor and next generation punch-in effects. Go from idea to track faster than ever.

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Get ready for round 2

Meet the next evolution of the world's most sold sampler. Based on the legendary PO-33 K.O!, the new EP–133 K.O. II adds more power, more sampling capabilities, a fully reworked sequencer and brand new punch-in 2.0™ effects. Introducing a workflow that lets you go from idea to track faster than ever. It's Pocket Operators gone pro.

The champ is here

A versatile machine with an impressive set of features, K.O. II is the new champion in and outside the studio. Unrivalled by anything in its class, this is the sampler you've always wanted at the incredible price of just £299.

Record sounds around you, sample your voice, favourite synths, vinyl records or whatever audio that you've got on your phone. Sequence your samples and loops. Make use of the curated selection of drums, bass and keys that come pre-loaded on your K.O. II. Tweak and automate things like filter, pitch and more. Add stereo effects, compressor and next generation punch-in effects.

The sequencer engine of the K.O. II provides an intuitive, fast way of building up beats and variations using 4 groups x 12 patterns. Like most DAWs, you can instantly swap patterns per group, experiment with different combos to find what beat and bass lines work together. The commit button helps you freeze a point in time and move on, adding a verse or a break. It all happens in real time while playing.

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Key Features

  • Built-in mic and speaker
  • 6 stereo voices / 12 mono
  • 64 MB memory, or 999 sample slots
  • Built-in effects
  • Pressure sensitive keys and multifunctional fader
  • Sampling frequency: 46 kHz / 16-bit
  • 1x stereo in/out, sync in/out, midi in/out and usb-c
  • Powered by 4x AAA batteries, or via usb-c.
  • Dimensions: 240 mm x 176 mm x 16 mm
  • Comes in a limited edition  10" collectors box

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Knock-out Features

  • 9 projects each with 80,000 notes
  • Projects contain 4 groups, each with 99 patterns
  • Patterns have 12 tracks for samples and midi
  • Variable pattern length per group (1 to 99  bars) 
  • 12 mono / 6 stereo voice polyphony
  • Use groups to mix and match patterns on the fly
  • Record and automate all 12 fader assignments
  • Sequence in free time or quantised with swing
  • Assign any pad to one of 16 midi channels
  • Loop mode from OB–4 with length and slide
  • 12 pressure and velocity sensitive pads
  • Instantaneous time correction and erase
  • Slice samples live or automatically
  • Stereo / mono sampling at 46.875 kHz / 16-bit
  • Punch-in 2.0™ effects (pressure sensitive)
  • Arrange quickly using the instant commit feature
  • 32-bit float signal chain, 24-bit adc/dac
  • Sync io for ext. gear. 8th, 16th note or sync24
  • 6 built-in send fx and a master compressor
  • Drag and drop samples using the sample tool

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Pricing and Availability

The Teenage Engineering EP–133 K.O. II is available now priced at £299 RRP inc VAT.

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