opz I'm serious as a heart attack
Manufacturer: Teenage Engineering
Product Link: opz
Release Date:September 17th 2018
The 'opzee' is many things. Its a sequencer, drum machine, synth and sampler all in one tiny package that can fit in your pocket.
It does these tasks with great aplomb, belying the small form factor.
The lack of a screen is made up for with very intuitive coloured LEDs and an App (if you really need it) for IOS or Android.
This 'bring your own screen' is a great idea and the 'bluetooth' connection that enables it works flawlessly.
<p>The sequencer has 16 tracks which get split to 4 sample tracks, 4 synth tracks, 4 effect tracks (2 fx, 1 tape and 1 master) and then a Performance track, IO, Lights and Motion tracks.
You could write a small novel on the OPZ it can do so much. But even after only a few hours of usage it feels like 2nd nature and is such good fun! You could produce whole EDM albums, with light shows and Audio Visual Synch with this little device without needing anything else ( except maybe a PC if you want to to the AV stuff as you need Unity to develop that.</p>
<p>For an overall score I would be tempted to say 10/10 but ( and this is a tiny but) the internal speaker is absolutely unusable, and the crazy thing is, its not even required, go figure! so 9.5/10 just because of that damn speaker </p>