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PO-12 Rhythm Review

Products like the PO-12 Rhythm from Teenage Engineering ask the question: Do you really need an outer case for a straightforward-yet-surprisingly-deep drum machine? They don’t seem to think so. Teenage Engineering has built a strong reputation behind offering bare bones products that focus on performance above all else. The PO-12 is a good example of…
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PO-20 Arcade Review

Given its name, the PO-20 Arcade from Teenage Engineer can seem downright gimmicky. Part of a recent trio from the company, the PO-20 Arcade sounds interesting. After all, who doesn’t want to create some 8-bit-style sounds? At the same time, as much fun as it sounds, it can be difficult to imagine such appeal having…
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PO-32 Tonic Review

Don’t let the size of the PO-32 Tonic from Teenage Engineering dissuade you from its potential. Once you start to play around, you will find that this is one of the most powerful and compact drum/percussion synthesizers to find anywhere. Teenage Engineering unquestionably can still impress, when it comes to bringing form and function together…
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PO-24 Office Review

With the release of the PO-24 Office, there is no question that Teenage Engineering is committed to taking their modules in some pretty interesting directions. The company has put an emphasis on the PO-24 Office that reminds us that you don’t have to sacrifice creative potential or features on a budget. It doesn’t get much…
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PO-35 Speak Review

Vocal effects can be a ton of fun to play around with. Teenage Engineer understands the need for fun in creating music better than just about anyone. They have brought their most notable qualities in their products to the PO-35 Speak in impressive form. In other words, if you have been looking for a vocal…
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PO-33 K.O! Review

What are a few things to look for in a module from Teenage Engineer? We would argue that portability and versatility are two of the biggest considerations. Bringing those elements together in a functional final result is also naturally important. The PO-33 KO! Promises a lot, particularly in terms of what you can actually do…
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PO-28 Robot Review

Can the PO-28 Robot from Teenage Engineer really deliver a real-time performing experience? This retro-styled module is another unique example from the PO line. Robot has a lot to offer on its own terms, but it also promises to work brilliantly when paired with other TE releases, or even third-party products. While being able to…
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PO-14 Sub Review

Minimalism is the name of the game with the PO-14 Sub from Teenage Engineering. Don’t let the bare-bones PC board and seemingly simplistic controls fool you. While this is not an ideal choice for someone who wants absolutely everything in a bass machine, the PO-14 is remarkably robust for something so straightforward and so affordable.…
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PO-16 Factory Review

“Stripped down” is putting it mildly, when it comes to the PO-16 from Teenage Engineering. The company has built their reputation on promising the barest bones design possible, while still emphasizing the creative possibilities anyone would naturally want. In a nutshell, the PO-16 is a strong continuation of that tradition. There is something to be…
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