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170 Esther

170 Esther  ·  Source: Teenage Engineering


Earlier in the year, Teenage Engineering seemed to find itself in all sorts of trouble. After the amazing reveal of their Pocket Operator Modular series things seem to go a bit sideways and they ended up cancelling a load of orders. Well, good news for patient TE fans the uncertainty is over and the whole range is now back in stock. And, as if to celebrate, TE has released a stunning advert official music video which features the 170 and Swedish artist Esther.


Pocket Operator Modular

The Pocket Operator Modular family consists of the yellow 400 complete modular kit with 16 modules and 3 oscillators for £469 – although this is listed as “sold out” and was the one that has had the least amount of trouble. The red 170 comes with 9 modules and includes a single oscillator and a membrane keyboard and sequencer and goes for £315 and appears to be available. The burgundy 16 is a standalone tunable keyboard and sequencer and is available for £155. For some reason, this time around, the pricing doesn’t seem too bad.

Pocket Operator Modular boxes

Pocket Operator Modular boxes · Source: Teenage Engineering

It is undoubtedly helped by the sumptuous sound and visuals of the official music video for “Kvällsgäst” by Esther. It’s a beautiful combination of colours, person, technology and a slightly intoxicating tune that keeps you totally captivated.



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Let’s hope that TE will be able to cope with the weight of orders and continue to make interesting products, smooth videos and great music.

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