Teenage Engineering has added a vocoder to the OP-1 field and as expected, it’s easy to use and sounds great.
This announcement follows another recent update in November last year, when velocity sensitivity was added to the OP-1 field’s internal keyboard.
With these constant tasty feature updates, it would seem as if instruments like the OP-1 field, OPZ, and even the TX-6 are gifts that keep on giving, and users certainly aren’t complaining.
How to use the OP-1 field vocoder
It’s as simple as selecting a preset, assigning your input, and bam – instant warm analogue-sounding vocoder goodness. You can use the built-in mic, a headset, the radio, or USB as your input sources to modulate the notes played on the keyboard.
The signal passes through a total of 20 filters with variable bandwidth and formant shift, which is also controllable. The vocoder’s carrier signal is a specifically designed integrated 7-oscillator polyphonic synth that you can control live.
The simple layout of the OP–1 field vocoder‘s controls is as follows:
- the blue knob tweaks the complete synth engine
- the ochre knob is formant shift
- the gray knob controls the number of bands
- the orange knob is mix amount.
Pricing and availability:
Current OP-1 field users can download the latest firmware here. To access the vocoder, simply press synth and then hold shift and press any sound slot key from 1 to 8, then you can load the vocoder.
- Meanwhile, you can order the OP-1 field from Thomann now.
Teenage Engineering OP-1 field
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- OP-1 field: Teenage Engineering