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Get Ready For Round 2: Teenage Engineering EP–133 K.O.II

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Get Ready For Round 2: Teenage Engineering EP–133 K.O.II

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In the dynamic world of music production, innovation is the key to staying ahead. Teenage Engineering, known for pushing boundaries, has unveiled its latest masterpiece – the EP–133 K.O.II. Packed with features that redefine the possibilities of music creation, this compact sampler and sequencer combo is a game-changer for producers and musicians alike. Building on the Pocket Operator line of products (Primarily the PO-33/133 for this one) Teenage Engineering has taken this one to the tenth degree. trust me folks dont let the calculator looks fool you, this is one mighty package here.

Creative Powerhouse:

At the heart of the EP–133 K.O.II are its nine projects, each boasting an astounding 80,000 notes. This powerhouse allows artists to explore their musical visions with unparalleled depth and complexity. Dive into the creative process with four groups per project, each comprising 99 patterns. These patterns, equipped with 12 tracks for samples and MIDI, offer a canvas as vast as your imagination.

Adaptive Composition:

One of the standout features is the variable pattern length per group, ranging from 1 to 99 bars. This flexibility empowers artists to experiment with composition, whether they’re crafting short and snappy beats or delving into expansive musical landscapes. The 12 mono and 6 stereo voice polyphony add layers of richness to your sound, providing a sonic playground to explore.

On-the-Fly Mixing:

The EP–133 K.O.II encourages spontaneity with its ability to mix and match patterns on the fly using the versatile group functionality. This feature allows for seamless transitions between different musical ideas, fostering a fluid and organic creative process.

Intuitive Control:

The 12 pressure and velocity-sensitive pads offer an expressive interface for musicians to interact with their creations. Record and automate all 12 fader assignments effortlessly, bringing your music to life with dynamic nuances. Whether you prefer sequencing in free time or with quantized precision and swing, the EP–133 K.O.II adapts to your unique workflow.

MIDI Mastery:

Flexibility is the name of the game when it comes to MIDI control. Assign any pad to one of the 16 MIDI channels, expanding your sonic palette and integrating external gear seamlessly. The inclusion of loop mode from the OB-4, with both length and slide controls, adds a touch of sophistication to your compositions.

Sample Slicing Mastery:

The EP–133 K.O.II puts the power of sample manipulation in your hands with the ability to slice samples live or automatically. The instantaneous time correction and erase functions ensure that your creative process remains uninterrupted, allowing you to sculpt your sound with precision.

Studio-Grade Specifications:

Under the hood, the EP–133 K.O.II boasts a 32-bit float signal chain and 24-bit ADC/DAC, delivering pristine audio quality. The SYNC IO for external gear, offering 8th, 16th note, or SYNC24 options, expands your connectivity possibilities. With 6 built-in send effects and a master compressor, you have a comprehensive toolkit for shaping your sound.

Effortless Workflow:

Arranging your tracks is a breeze with the instant commit feature, streamlining your workflow and allowing you to focus on the creative process. Drag and drop samples effortlessly using the sample tool, adding a layer of convenience to your music production journey.

EP–133 K.O.II Specifications:

Sampling Frequency: 46 kHz / 16-bit
Internal Signal Chain: 32-bit
999 Sample Slots
64 MB Memory
Preset Samples
High-Resolution Sequencer
6 Built-in Master FX and 12 Punch-in FX
Fader and Pressure-Sensitive Pads
Six Stereo Voices, Twelve Mono
Powered by 4x AAA Batteries or USB-C
Compact and Portable:

The EP–133 K.O.II is designed with the modern musician in mind, featuring dimensions of 240 mm x 176 mm x 16 mm and a weight of 620 g. Its stereo input and output specifications ensure that your sound remains pristine, whether you’re in the studio or on the go.

Price:
one of the biggest things that people ALWAYS talk about when they talk about T.E. gear is the price. and the price- to – feature ratio. to be honest a lot of people get turned off by the pricing because of the design of the products. (“how can something so small cost so much”) not realizing the VALUE of the products. with the EP-133 im seeing the OPPOSITE of this trend. people are actually SHOCKED that this device comes in at $299. for as much as it does, people were expecting it to be double the current price and was actually willing to pay that much. but this is a great step by T.E. to show that they are NOT just about high end pricing. that they can reasonably price items and give value and design all in one package

Conclusion:

Teenage Engineering has once again redefined what’s possible in the world of music production with the EP–133 K.O.II. Its combination of cutting-edge features, intuitive controls, and studio-grade specifications make it a must-have for any musician or producer looking to unleash their creativity. Embrace the future of music creation with the EP–133 K.O.II and elevate your sonic journey to new heights. (Once we get one in hand we will update this story)

You can purchase the EP-133 K.O. II HERE

Dj Iceman-Master Of Beatz Vol 3

Robert Anderson aka DJ Iceman is a Brooklyn born Dj and producer. He started his DJ career in 1982 when he got his uncle's old DJ equipment for the next 30+ years. He has DJed for many artists such as KRS One, Heavy D, and a host of others. he started producing in 2017 and is a member of 5 Wu-Tang affiliated groups. he is an active writer and blogger and has been so since 2010.

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