Teenage Engineering

We are huge fans at Life* of all things technology and music related, and no-one fits this bill more than the wonderful people at Teenage Engineering with their cool range of synthesizers, pocket operators and their new polaroid camera, yes we said polaroid.

We love a cool brand and those creative enough to develop unique products, so who are Teenage Engineering?

Teenage Engineering is a Swedish electronics company founded in 2007. Based in Stockholm, the company designs and manufactures synthesizers. Its core product is the Teenage Engineering OP-1, a synthesizer, sampler and sequencer. Although the OP-1 targets a high price point, Teenage Engineering has also introduced the less expensive Pocket Operator series, a collaboration with the Swedish clothing label Cheap Monday. In addition to synthesizers, Teenage Engineering manufactures the OD-11 cloud speaker, a recreation of the 1974 Sonab speaker of the same name, and accessories for their other products.

Teenage Engineering products have been well received for their aesthetic value and functionality.

Founded in 2007 by Jesper Kouthoofd, Jens Rudberg, David Eriksson and later joined by David Möllerstedt, Teenage Engineering has expanded to 30 employees, who work out of a garage in Stockholm. Their first product, the OP-1, has influences from 1980s computers and Japanese synthesizers, the OP-1 is a synthesizer, sampler and sequencer. Its design is reminiscent of the Casio VL-1, a cheap synthesizer and calculator produced in 1980.

We especially love the design and function of the OP-1 but with a price point of around the GBP750 it may be out of some peoples price range, but it is worth it. Tricky to use at first, but once you get the hang of it then you are in for a treat. And it looks so damn cool.

We especially love the design and function of the OP-1 but with a price point of around the GBP750 it may be out of some peoples price range, but it is worth it. Tricky to use at first, but once you get the hang of it then you are in for  a treat. And it looks so damn cool.

If the OP-1 is out of your price range then the amazing Pocket Operators are available as indivdual units and we found them on Amazon for around GBP44 each. They are amazing especially when you add in the covers and accessories to make your life easier.

This is a cool company designing and manufacturing cool products for the serious producers of music and those who like to tinker around with sounds.

Check out the full range of products at  teenageengineering.com and check out Amazon as well who as always offer a lot of these products at below rrp. You need these products in your life!