Teenage Engineering PO-16 factory

Lead Synthesizer

  • 16 Step pattern sequencer
  • 15 Sounds plus micro drum machine including 16 samples
  • Pitch and note length per step
  • 16 Effects
  • 16 Patterns
  • Parameter lock (2 Parameters per sound)
  • Line in and output 3.5 mm jack
  • Power supply via 2 standard AAA batteries
  • LCD Display
  • Integrated speaker
  • Integrated alarm
  • Sync
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Audio Examples

 
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  • Pattern 1
  • Pattern 9
  • Pattern 2
  • Pattern 3
  • Pattern 4
  • Pattern 5
  • Pattern 6
  • Pattern 7
  • Pattern 8
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Further Information

Number Of Keys 16
Touch-Sensitive No
Aftertouch No
Split Zones No
Modulation Wheel No
Number of simultaneous Voices 16
Sound Engine FM Synthesis
MIDI interface No
Storage Medium Internal
USB-port No
Effects Multieffect processor
Arpeggiator Yes
Number of Analog Outputs 1
Digital Output No
Display Yes
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Nice, but without case it "leaks" a little
05.12.2015
Case should be with it, ..or at least a little cheaper and not half the price of the unit like now ;-( But overall a fun little thing U won't be without and have to try ;-)
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Klein, ober oho...
Eberhard aus N., 27.01.2016
...würde ich sagen. Ich verwende den PO-16 im Verbund mit den beiden anderen "Kleinen" von Teenage Engineering. Cool daran...man kann von einer Volca oder der Monitribe aus die PO's syncen. Klappt prima.
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Satte Klänge, die man auch noch bearbeiten kann, ein eingebauter Sequenzer, Speichermöglichkeiten, Effekte, Arpeggiator...und das alles in einem kaum taschenrechnergroßen Gehäuse. Hell und dunkel liegen da dicht beieinander. Man kann natürlich nicht die Features einer ausgewachsenen Groovebox erwarten. Das muss einem klar sein. Aber die Kleinteile bieten so viel Spaß, daß man gerne darüber hinwegsieht. Kleiner Negativ-Punkt ist die Beschränkung der Tonart auf C-Dur. DA hätte ich mir mehr Auswahl gewünscht. Bedienung....man braucht auf jeden Fall zwei Finger zum Drücken der recht kleinen Knöpfe.
Warum zwei Sterne Abzug bei der Verarbeitung? Das Teil ist an sich komplett offen. Die Taster, Drehregler. Alles schön der Korrision ausgesetzt. Nicht gut. Und mal ehrlich...fast 40 Euro für ein passendes Kondom (Gehäuse aus Latex) ausgeben...neee, seh ich auch nicht ein. Also werd ich auf den PO besonders aufpassen.
Man wird anfänglich belächelt, wenn man die PO auspackt. Aber an eine PA angeschlossen gibts recht schnell verblüffte Gesichter!
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Petite bête, gros son!
Lematt, 26.04.2017
Le PO-16 est orienté mélodique et lead.

La puissance du son qui en sort est impressionnante, à tel point qu'il vaut mieux ne pas pousser le volume à son maximum pour avoir un son clair.

De ce coté là, le PO-20 que je possède également semble avoir été mieux calibré au niveau du volume (d'ailleurs, à cause des différences de volume entre les deux, si l'on veut les synchroniser et les chainer, il vaut mieux du coup mettre le PO-16 en amont afin de pouvoir entendre clairement le PO-20 sans mettre le 16 à fond et se briser les tympans).

En lead, la performance subit parfois les accrocs de la conception monodique ou de quelques boutons un peu plus durs à enfoncer que d'autres. Mais ce petit bémol est comblé par les styles de jeux qui permettent d'ajouter de l'expression ou bien de rajouter une couche de polyphonie sur la mélodie principale.

Les effets sont convaincants et les paramètres modifiables pour chaque type de son permettent une grande richesse de sonorités. Une fois qu'on l'a pris en main, il y a beaucoup à explorer pour un si petit synthé.

Bref, hyper plaisant!
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Un peu plus qu'un gadget...
MatthewT, 10.06.2015
Ce produit fait partie des trois "pocket operators" de teenage engineering.
Parmi les trois, celui ci est plutôt orienté lead et parti polyphonique.
La fabrication est plutôt réussite et le facteur amusement est énorme.
Le packaging est beau, simple et la notice (petite) est complète.
Le son est très lo-fi mais les étendues sonores sont vastes.
La particularité de ce modèle résidé dans les effets qu'on peux associé à la séquence mélodique. On peux par exemple effectuer des accords simple ou des petits arpèges.
Le défaut commun au deux modèles mélodique c'est le parti pris de ne proposer qu'une seule gamme (do Majeur) (même si, par quelques astuces, on peux faire des bémols et des dièse)
Sinon l'autonomie est très bonne, la synchronisation marche assez bien pour une utilisation live ou en studio (prévoir des câble split) et en utilisation seule avec un casque (ou avec d'autres PO) c'est des heures de bonheur.
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