Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator Modular Series First Look!

Teenage Engineering Goes Modular With The Pocket Operator Modular Series!

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That Teenage Engineering have a set own design they showed already often. Now again for the NAMM 2019! The Swedish company is now going modular and has presented a lineup of modular products.

The line features three different stylish chassis and 15 sound modules. Well it’s not a Eurorack system but at TE the user must assemble the system yourself.

Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator Modular 170

The Pocket Operator Modular 170 is an analog monophonic Synthesizer with a built-in programmable sequencer. It comes with a complete kit with chassis in red, 9 modules and 8 patch cables.


Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator Modular 400

The Pocket Operator Modular 400 is a top of the line analog Synthesizer with 3 oscillators, noise, random generator, 2 envelopes, 2 VCA’s, LFO, Filter, Mixer, Speaker Box, Power Pack and a 1-16 step sequencer. It’s a complete kit with chassis in yellow, 16 modules and 15 patch cables.

Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator Modular 16

The Pocket Operator Modular 16 is a stand-alone keyboard with individual tuneable keys and programmable step sequencer. The unit is designed to control the 400 or other modular Synthesizers. It makes no sound bit itself, but sends CV, pitch and trigger signals.

First Look Video From NAMM 2019



All three kits are battery-powered and for all three systems, you have to the final assembly yourself.

The Pocket Operator Modular will be shipped in February and available now for pre-order for:

  • 159€ for the 16 keyboard
  • 399€ for the 170 system
  • 599€ for the 4o0 system



More information here: Teenage Engineering

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1 Comment

  1. Thank you so much for putting out all this information!
    Your time and labour is greatly appreciated.
    I absolutely love tbe colour scheme of these TE modular synths. The dound was also super “saftig” with great density to it!! The only shock was to find out they are battery powered. I can imagine someone will have made adapters one could plug ( the gigrig?)
    but in this age I find it ultra strange to mot use an ac adapter. Perhaps Germany, Sweden and a fee other countries have REAL functioning ( battery) recycling schemes, but I can’t say that about many other countries… As they said, it is a begining.. Hopefully there will be an option to not use batteries.. ??

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