QP-1 portable synth is an amazing design

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Half the size of a laptop,  the QP-1 ($849) designed by Teenage Engineering is an amazing piece of engineering.  It is a synthesizer, , sampler, drum machine, 4-track tape recorder, and a mixer with built in effects.  It also has the most coolest looking display, and you can take in all the excitement for 16 hours on a full battery charge!  That is one long ass session.  Here are some more details:

  • Multiple Synthesizer Engines with Exchangable Architecture
  • Built-in 24 Voice Instant Live Sampler
  • 4 track Tape Recorder with Variable Tape Speed
  • 6 Minutes Recording Time. (Up to 24 Minutes)
  • 4 track Mixer with EQ, Effect, Drive and Master Out
  • Multiple Exchangable Effects
  • Multiple Exchangable Sequencers
  • USB MIDI Controller – MAC & PC Compatible
  • 2-Way USB File Transfer – MAC & PC Compatible
  • Color Coded Vector Based User Interface
  • Instant Reverse and variable Tape Speed Recording
  • Full Classic Tape Editing Capabilities
  • Master Tempo with Beat Matching to Tape Feature

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