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Hi! Let's walk through the technique I used to record the Hewwop1 EP, which i released recently. Hope it will be useful for you pals. P.S. Share your techniques and tips in comments too :)

So here we have an in depth - deep dive - mega tutorial - ultra look ... or whatever other silly name for a demo of the Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator Modular 400. I'll take you through each module giving some tips and ideas of how to use them (AM synthesis on the VCA is great, linear FM on the sine is great for example) and in-between each section break the video up with patches and examples both playfully dotted around the house playing out of the speaker and with direct recording explaining how to make certain patches.

Last week I covered the basics of using the OP-1 but what happens if you want to use some external midi gear alongside this powerful all in one synth? Well, you need a USB Midi Host and in this video I break down how to use the Midiplus USB Midi Host with the Teenage Engineering OP-1 so you can control external 5-pin midi gear...

I wanted to try my hand at creating something using samples, but without using any of the sequencers or tape on the OP-1. I found if you trim the samples so that the downbeats are all on the white keys and the upbeats are all on the black keys, it makes it a lot easier to keep track of where you are in the measure and have more freedom while messing around.

Hey pals! I’m currently weighing up the strengths and weaknesses of using an op-1 (probably together with an OP-Z) to complement my 6 piece bands live performance or using Ableton with some MIDI controllers and a sound card in a laptop etc. I’m wanting to lean towards the op-1 if possible because although I have all the gear to do either one, I’d like to be limiting my options...

So I was thinking the other day what would be good to combo with the PO Modular 400. Here is the list with my thoughts.

Hi! I’m new to the game and just got myself an op-1. I’ve been using the finger sequencer in drum mode which sounds great on external speaker and through my headphones but whenever i record the sequence and upload the tape on logics, a lot of the low end is gone and it sounds like a hi hat crash at the end of each beat

So I have been trying to create a jam with ONLY the PO Modular 400 and im finding it quite hard to make something outside of the typical bleeps and bloops. The sequencer is a little bit limiting and it's hard to create "sections" to build song structure like AB AB C AB. One route I am trying is to patch the square OSC to the clock in to slow things down and then up the PWM to "freeze" the note...