Teenage Engineering - New product line: Modular

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Darksynth FX
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Post Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:33 pm

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DJ Warmonger
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Re: Teenage Engineering - New product line: Modular

Post Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:55 pm

Indeed. DIY modular?

Maybe I should build one eventually, in the end I'm an engineer :scared:
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Re: Teenage Engineering - New product line: Modular

Post Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:41 am

These do look pretty interesting! Lovely design work as ever from Teenage Engineering.

DIY modular is pretty well-established by the way, lots of interesting Eurorack modules are available as kits or even just as PCBs. Back in the day PAiA kits were the way to get a modular for less than a minimoog. There are some online stores that specialise in synth DIY now.

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3226 posts since 2 Dec, 2004 from North Wales

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Post Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:28 am

Yeh, this looks fun.

DIY modular is quite common, cases and modules, this is more Lego style modular than DIY, you don’t have to solder the components on the pcb’s

I have the OP-Z, so this bodes well for the promised CV Module, the Z is one hell of a sequencer.
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Distorted Horizon
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1526 posts since 17 Jan, 2017

Re: Teenage Engineering - New product line: Modular

Post Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:03 am

Only one interesting is that 500€ piece of kit. More or less surprisingly :P

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foosnark
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4526 posts since 9 Jan, 2003 from Saint Louis MO

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Post Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:50 pm

The keyboard/sequencer seems like a fun addon to a semimodular or Euro rig. Tunable keys are cool :)

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liv
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1420 posts since 26 Feb, 2013 from Sweden

Re: Teenage Engineering - New product line: Modular

Post Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:04 pm

Looks excellent, so does the promo video.

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pekbro
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2257 posts since 29 Sep, 2010 from Maui

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Post Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:11 pm

No polarity protection seems a bit scary.

Simoon
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127 posts since 26 Jun, 2007

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Post Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:08 am

Looks interesting, although i'm amused by the "poor man's modular" slant to their advertising, especially when someone like "look mum, no computer" has built his big modular for approximately £1000. You clearly get a hell of a lot more bang for your buck going that extra mile.

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Post Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:39 am

Simoon wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:08 am
Looks interesting, although i'm amused by the "poor man's modular" slant to their advertising, especially when someone like "look mum, no computer" has built his big modular for approximately £1000. You clearly get a hell of a lot more bang for your buck going that extra mile.
excluding the £10,000 worth of his (Patreon-supported) time, of course. ;)
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127 posts since 26 Jun, 2007

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Post Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:45 am

Sure there's plenty of time involved but whereas everyone who makes their own system is going to get something unique. Teenage engineering are a unique company but their products can never be described as unique as they're made in their thousands and multiples thereof.

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4914 posts since 19 Jun, 2008 from Seattle

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Post Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:57 pm

Perception is the ultimate "reality" ~ but not, the ultimate Truth.

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DrGonzo
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Post Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:52 am

While I love the look and design of it - and I thought it sounded really nice - it's really a modular package for beginners. Maybe the more experimental stuff will come later? Or what do you guys think?

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Re: Teenage Engineering - New product line: Modular

Post Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:02 am

foosnark wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:50 pm
The keyboard/sequencer seems like a fun addon to a semimodular or Euro rig. Tunable keys are cool :)
yeah for sure 8)
139 is a pretty cool price too.

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foosnark
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Re: Teenage Engineering - New product line: Modular

Post Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:18 am

DrGonzo wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:52 am
While I love the look and design of it - and I thought it sounded really nice - it's really a modular package for beginners. Maybe the more experimental stuff will come later? Or what do you guys think?
Agreed, it's pretty basic by design. I don't know if they want to see how well it sells, avoid confusing people with wavefolders and PLLs and sequential switches, keep their costs down by not offering too many different products, or some of each.

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