Why We Chose This
Teenage Engineering’s OP-1 reimagines what an instrument can look and feel like, and enables musicians to create and record outside the confines of a studio. The Stockholm-based company was founded in 2005, and the OP-1 was released five years later after being created in a minimalist garage space. In 2012 it won a Design S Award in Sweden for its intuitive and accessible engineering and design; musicians who use it include Beck (a beta tester), Depeche Mode, and Bon Iver, whose singer-songwriter Justin Vernon brought the small synth everywhere when writing the 2016 album 22, A Million.
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