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Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator - Rhythm (PO-12)   

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Experience a fresh new way to create music using your thumbs. With its pocket size, its animated graphics, real synthesizer engines, sync, punch-in e...Read More

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It' never been this easy, fun and affordable to create electronic music

Experience a fresh new way to create music using your thumbs. With its pocket size, its animated graphics, real synthesizer engines, sync, punch-in effects, built-in speaker, alarm clock and impossibly low price, making electronic music has never been this much fun. The Pocket Operator - Rhythm (PO-12) drum synthesizer and sequencer features real synthesised drum sounds, sampled drum sounds, 16 punch-in effects including delay, bit crusher and filters, parameter locks, individual step re-trig and more.

Pocket operators are cleverly designed on a single circuit board. By placing all vital and sensitive components under the LCD display there's no need for an outer case, which saves costs and leaves room for high quality components to guarantee the best possible sound and very low power consumption. The space under the display also doubles as a speaker box.

FEATURES
  • Micro drum synthesizer that fits in your pocket
  • Real synthesised drum sounds
  • Sampled drum sounds
  • 16 punch-in effects including delay, bit crusher and filters
  • Built in break off hanger
  • Foldable stand
  • Built in Alarm clock
  • Hi-quality built-in speaker
  • Sync with an iPhone, iPad, computer, Korg Volca' and legacy synths and drum machines
  • Sync with all Pocket Operator series
  • LCD display with funky graphics animated in pace with the music
  • Sync input/audio through multiple devices
  • For iPhone sync œKorg SyncKontrol app is required

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SPECIFICATIONS

Pocket Operator - Rhythm (PO-12)

  • Parameter locks
    Auto compressor
    Hardware limiter
    Step multiplier
    Fill-ins
    16-step sequencer
    16 patterns
    16 pattern chaining
    Jam sync with audio through
    3.5 mm audio out / in
    2-year standby time

    Sync via 3.5mm / 1/8" stereo jack with:
    iPhone or iPad (Free Korg SynKontrol app required)
    Computer (DAW software via audio click track)
    Korg Volcas and Monotribes
    Roland Legacy drums and synths such as 303, 606 & SH101
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Teenage EngineeringPocket Operator - Rhythm (PO-12)
 
4.0

(based on 4 reviews)

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5.0

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By A-aron

from Mpls

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality

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    Best Uses

      Comments about Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator - Rhythm (PO-12):

      Buy this now, it's awesome! Got it (rythm) to use as a click tracker for jamming, but haven't been able to put it down long enough to pick up anything else. Dont judge it till you hear it through speakers. Definitely getting more pocket operators

      (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      no way to turn off!

      By Tad

      from miami, florida

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Difficult To Use
        • no way to turn off
        • Poor Quality

        Best Uses

        • Goofing Off

        Comments about Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator - Rhythm (PO-12):

        apparently they did not design a power switch into it, its supposed to turn off by itself. after waiting two days I returned it

         
        4.0

        Worth the money and would buy again

        By C Rob

        from Springfield, IL

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Generate Ideas Quickly

          Comments about Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator - Rhythm (PO-12):

          I really like how simple and limited it is. It's very good for getting ideas rolling quickly. If you have never used a drum machine, you can start here. If you have a lot of gear and experience, I would challenge you to pick it up and make it sound awesome. I really like that I can use it with my Volca Sample because. I only gave it four stars because I wish the case wasn't extra. This, however, doesn't reduce it's function or durability. It is just my personal preference.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Don't be fooled. This is a great sounding Drum Machine.

          By sonnyhancock

          from Atlanta, GA

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          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Live

            Comments about Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator - Rhythm (PO-12):

            Don't be fooled, this is a great sounding drum machine. I plugged the audio out into my mixer and it really does have a fat and deep sound. The sound is also unique. In spite of it's small size it's pretty deep in it functions. Onboard fx are more DJ style effects, but good none the less. Works great with the Korg Volca series also. Or any device that has CV out. I'll be able to use this live with my mobile rig. If you're getting into the 'small device' music production, get this.

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