The kooky geniuses at Teenage Engineering are again with a brand new device this is assured to make you salivate till its ticket smacks you again to fact.
The maker of drool-worthy synthesizers simply introduced the TP-7, a teeny transportable recorder that includes a “motorized tape reel” that spins because it captures audio and likewise purposes like a click on wheel.
Teenage Engineering imbued this virtual recorder with layers of nostalgia, evoking each the early-ish days of virtual (like Apple’s original iPod, Gizmodo issues out) and the yet-more-distant days of tape. The TP-7 additionally turns out to drag from some iconic digicam designs; its recording indicator beams like Leica’s purple dot, whilst its leather-based again turns out to attract from Polaroid’s vintage SX-70.
In different phrases: The Stockholm-based audio corporate is teasing but some other stunning, utterly overbuilt and arguably pointless device. It’s $1,499 and “coming this summer season.”
I need one desperately.
K, ok, I’ll center of attention — promise.
The TP-7 additionally options document, play and forestall buttons, a fast-forward/rewind cause, 128 GB of garage, and an inside mic and speaker. The tool additionally helps as much as 3 exterior mics (by way of 3.5 mm audio jacks) and it may possibly hook up with an iPhone or pc by way of USB-C or bluetooth. Teenage Engineering says its battery lasts round seven hours.
The TP-7 is a part of Teenage Engineering’s high-end “Box Device” assortment, along the OP-1 track maker and CM-15 mic. But when you wish to have a style of Teenage Engineering’s quirky equipment with out the prohibitive ticket, you’ll nonetheless peep its pocket synths, which might be in large part “offered out” on its website however most often price simply north of $100 on websites like Reverb and eBay.
Higher but, nostalgia-chasers who lengthy for the times of cassettes too can merely go for a bonafide shoebox or multitrack tape recorder.