Teenage Engineering is launching a revenue-share scheme for Black and POC artists.
The Swedish hardware company, known best for the OP-1 synthesizer, has announced that from the 1st September 2021 a new revenue-share scheme will redirect 15% of sales from special links to the likes of Baseck, legendary techno outfit Underground Resistance, and Suzi Analogue.
Teenage Engineering and IKEA’s furniture and lighting collab, focused around creating a house party vibe in your front room, is finally available to buy. The set that was first previewed nearly two years ago, features LED spotlights as well as an LED wall-style cube, that responds to music, as well as different coloured covers and cases.
Swedish gear company Teenage Engineering has teamed up with the creators of Rick and Morty for a special edition of its Pocket Operator called the PO-137.
The mini synthesizer will feature a special animated LCD screen, 120 seconds of sample memory, an alarm clock, a folding stand, and voice samples performed by show co-creator Justin Roiland, including Rick’s famous anti-catchphrase, “wubba lubba dub dub.”
Teenage Engineering and IKEA have revealed more information about their new collaboration due next year. Teased earlier this year, the collab named 'FREKVENS' is focussed around creating a party at home, with a turntable, speakers and lights all designed by the Swedish company.
IKEA and Teenage Engineering are teaming up for a new collection called FREKVEN, a series of “portable party” products. First announced last year, furniture giant IKEA have shared the first image of the new collaboration with esoteric electronic instrument builder Teenage Engineering on Instagram. FREKVEN is expected to include a turntable, various lighting options with flexible filters and a portable speaker. It’s due to be released early 2019.
Teenage Engineering have added a new vocal sequencer called PO-35 Speak and a sampler called PO-33 KO! Each of the new units follow the same form factor as the rest of the Pocket Operator range, but both have built-in mics to record and manipulate your voice or any other source.
Teenage Engineering unveiled their new pocket drum machine, the PO-32 Tonic, at the NAMM technology conference in LA this week. It is set to be released in April.
The company, known for making affordable synthesisers, built the PO-32 Tonic in collaboration with Magnus Lidström, the mind behind Sonic Charge studio’s Microtonic software.
Teenage Engineering say the PO-32’s built-in microphone can be used with Microtonic to “shape sounds, generate new patches and pattern data.” You can see it in action at the bottom of the page.