Vocal synthesizer and sequencer with built-in microphone for 8 different voice character sampling. On PO-35 use the built in microphone to instantly record your own voice, and completely change its character. play with it, sequence it and add effects and drums on top.
Teenage Engineering Pocket Operators
Since the launch in 2015, Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator has had a big impact in the world of electronic instruments. A series of pocket-sized synthesizers and drum machines, representing the bare essentials of what you need to create electronic music. To keep cost down they’ve even left out the casing, exposing all the components and PCB. Their affordability and simplicity make them so accessible, especially for those venturing into electronic music for the first time and therefore don’t want to drop big money on hardware.
The Speak Pocket Operator is a vocal synthesizer. Instead of capturing and storing audio, it records speech parameters such as pitch, envelope and formant. It then resynthesizes this information to create vocoder-style speech sounds. Also, this Pocket Operator was designed in conjunction with Magnus Lindström of music software company Sonic Charge. Magnus and Teenage Engineering have previously worked together on their devices, namely the PO-32 Tonic. The sound of Tonic’s synthesized drums is derived from the Sonic Charge Microtonic VST. In a similar way, the design of speak originates from bitspeek – a vocal resynthesizer VST Plugin.