Teenage Engineering, known for its high-end audio gear, has taken a bold step into the budget-friendly market with its latest release, the Teenage Engineering EP–133 K.O.II. This new iteration marks the “evolution” of the Pocket Operator series, particularly the popular PO-33 KO! sampler.
Gone is the minimalist design of its predecessors; the Teenage Engineering EP–133 K.O.II presents itself as a fully finished piece of audio equipment. The redesign boasts a revamped sequencer, enhanced punch-in 2.0 effects, and a faster workflow, catering to the needs of musicians and creators.
One notable addition is the built-in microphone for instant sampling, along with a built-in speaker, allowing users to operate it standalone. With 999 sample slots, 64MB memory, a multi-functional fader, and a selection of drum, bass, and keys samples, the EP-33 KO II provides ample creative possibilities.
Musicians will appreciate the ability to chop, loop, and utilize the pressure- and velocity-sensitive keys in chromatic mode. This Teenage Engineering device supports up to six stereo or 12 mono voices and offers various connectivity options, including stereo audio I/O, sync I/O, TRS-A MIDI I/O, and USB-C for both MIDI device mode and power.
The Teenage Engineering EP-133 K.O. II comes at a competitive price of $299, making it an attractive option for both beginners and experienced musicians. With additional accessories available, such as a soft carry bag, the EP–133 K.O.II offers versatility without breaking the bank.
If you’re looking to elevate your music production game, the Teenage Engineering EP–133 K.O.II is a compelling choice. It’s available now, packaged in a collector’s case, priced at $299. Teenage Engineering has certainly set a new standard for affordable, high-quality audio gear with this release.
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