NAMM 2017: Demo Video of Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator PO-32

At NAMM 2017 one of our first stops was to the Teenage Engineering booth to check out the innovative new Pocket Operator, PO-32 tonic. Its designer, Magnus Lidström showed us how it works.  

Just yesterday we broke the news on the new Teenage Engineering PO-32 drum synth and sampler with a microphone and sound export. It's undeniably cool. But, when you see what it's capable of in action you'll see it's not just cool but clever too. Especially when you consider how it wirelessly imports, export and shares sounds between the hardware and the Microtonic plug-in.

Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator PO-32 Tonic

Here's the features at a glance of the PO-32 tonic:


  • mic for transferring sounds
  • 16 fully customizable sounds
  • 16 punch-in effects
  • 16 step sequencer
  • parameter locks • built-in speaker
  • 3.5 mm audio I/O • jam sync
  • LCD display
  • folding stand
  • watch + alarm clock
  • battery powered (2 x AAA)
  • 1 month battery life
  • pattern chaining, up to 64 patterns
  • compatible with microtonic vst/au

Price and Availability 

  • PO-32 tonic + microtonic vst/au bundle 
  • $139, limited edition, only at
  • PO-32 tonic, single unit 
  • $89, estimated worldwide release first week of april 2017 

Price: PO-32 tonic + microtonic vst/au bundle : $139

Price: PO-32 tonic, single unit : $89




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