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Teenage Engineering TP-7

The Teenage Engineering TP-7: A new spin on handheld recording  路  Source: Teenage Engineering

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The Teenage Engineering TP-7 is a 24-bit 96 kHz handheld recorder and interface with 128 GB internal storage and 7hrs of recording time.

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We’ve all dabbled with field recording at one stage or another and up until now, the Zoom H-5 was a mainstay in the sock drawer of hipsters worldwide.

Teenage Engineering TP-7

At first glance, the TP-7 is reminiscent of the famous Nagra recorders from the Watergate scandal. However, politics aside, it is a sight to behold and has been ergonomically designed to fit in the palm of your hand for the utmost functional immediacy.

The centerpiece of the TP-7’s design is the motorized tape reel that spins as you record, allowing you to instantly scrub through the audio, pause recording, or navigate through menu functions.

Meanwhile, there is a see-saw-like control at your fingertips that Teenage refers to as “the rocker.” This works in conjunction with the wheel, giving you speedy fast-forward and reverse scrubbing functionality.

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TP-7 App

The TP-7 app.

Need to transcribe speech into text? No problem. The TP-7 connects to your devices via BLE or USB, and the TP-7 app does the rest. Connectivity includes 3 TRRS stereo inputs/outputs, one main stereo minijack/headphones out, and there’s a built-in mic and speaker.

Also included in the package are a 6.35 mm jack adapter, textile USB-C cable, user guide, and reusable plastic storage box.

Pricing and availability:

The TP-7 will be shipping this Summer for $1499 and will be available from your favourite retailer.

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12 responses to “The Teenage Engineering TP-7: A new spin on handheld recording”

    Drew D Leitch says:
    10

    too expensive

    Luke says:
    8

    $1600? Why not just use your phone? what features does this offer over using a phone and a micro SD card?

      xunt says:
      1

      Doesn’t matter. Respectfully, people are still going to buy it.

      Those people are not me. I’d rather buy groceries or even a flagship keyboard/synth… Or more vaporwave tapes.

    Mark Ceries says:
    -5

    I use their modular patch cables for 2 outstanding reasons:
    They were a gift from a very good friend.
    They are of high quality – slim, less bulky with a pleasantly non-slippery surface feel.
    I own no other TE products, my growing Eurorack + desktop system is more than adequate to continue experimentation, inventiveness, creativity & expansion of consciousness + knowledge.

    Alan says:
    3

    128GB is well over 150 hours at uncompressed CD quality. So why only 7?

    Donald Gillies says:
    3

    the price is insane you can just buy an SLR for that money, and a mic. needs to be $300 to have a snowballs chance at succeeding …

    grrrz says:
    3

    No xlr input, no 48v, pretty useless, am I supposed to plug a cheap minijack mike into a 1500$ recorder?

    Badman says:
    1

    Foolish product 馃ぃeven if i won in a lottery…… or you have to be born as a rich to get interested. But these products fool the normal working man and let you open your eyes, you are nothing but a small ant in a bad System.

    Mike.P. says:
    0

    Typical overly expensive teenage engineering gear. It鈥檚 probably fantastic in its own way and yet needs a second mortgage to acquire

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