Teenage Engineering
PO-28 Pocket Operator Robot

Item: N13-5223

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PO-28 Pocket Operator Robot
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The New Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator: PO-28 Robot

NAMM 2016 saw the release of some amazing products, one of which was Teenage Engineering’s PO-28 Robot Pocket Operator. The Robot is essentially a group of 8-bit synthesizer engines geared towards live performance. The unit excels at both live and sequenced melodies, enabling users to program a backing beat before overlaying a lead.

  • Pocket Sized Synth!
  • LCD Display
  • Folding Stand
  • Sequencer
  • Parameter Locks
  • 15 Sounds + Microdrum
  • Live play + Sequencer Combo
  • Built-in Sequencer
  • Audio I/O
  • Jam Sync for connecting other Pocket Operators
  • Alarm Clock

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  • Power: Two AAA Batteries
  • Size: H 5" x L 3" x W .5" 

Customer Reviews

Best of the Bunch Review by Machariel
Out of the three new TE Pocket Operators, the Robot has the best sounds and is the most playable with other instruments such as an Electribe 2. Overall it does "lead" sounds the best, but it has a wide octave range and can do some bass sounds as well. The PO-24 only does 8 sounds, but it does them in two octave ranges. Actually, one of sounds does not play in the lower octave range so it is 8 high, 7 low sounds. Instead, in the low range you get a one voice drum machine, with 16 sounds. The drum sounds are pretty good. The base scale is A minor where a natural and harmonic version can be played due to the inclusion of a G and G#. C Major can be played as well.

Out of the three new Pocket Operators, the Robot is probably most similar to the originals in terms of workflow. The Office is a bit of an odd ball, mostly due to the nature of the sounds. The Arcade on the other hand has more timbrality but always plays within a given chord structure. Fun to use alone, but harder to play with other instruments. Also the sounds are strictly Arcade in flavor. (Posted on 1/31/16)
Love the Pocket Operators! Review by Al
I purchased all three of the original Pocket Operators – Rhythm (drum machine), Sub (bass synth), and Factory (lead synthesizer) – and was stoked to see Teenage Engineering were releasing more of these.

Don't let the low price fool you into thinking these are toys – they're not. These are great sounding synths and drum machines that fit nicely into your pocket. I like to take mine with me when I travel, so I can work on musical ideas when I'm away from my studio.

Highly recommended! (Posted on 1/22/16)

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