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Teenage Engineering EP-133 K.O. II Sampler Composer | Demo and Overview

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EP-133 K.O. II Sampler Composer!

Teenage Engineering

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Ever-playful and nonconformist, Teenage Engineering has changed the game for music makers of all stripes, letting them incorporate sounds from the world around them into their music—and compose on the fly—with a selection of curiously calculator-looking Pocket Operator micro-samplers, sequencers and synths. The continuous evolution of Teenage Engineering’s out-of-the-box gadgetry has yielded the EP-133 K.O. II, a sampler, sequencer and composer, giving you the paradoxically not-so-pocket-sized power to sequence your samples and loops, adjust and automate filters, pitch and other parameters, throw in stereo effects, compression and endlessly fun punch-in effects. Equipped with a built-in mic and speaker—as well as stereo, sync, MIDI and USB I/O—EP-133 K.O. II was purpose-engineered to turn your ideas into full-fledged tracks efficiently and intuitively.

Teenage Engineering EP-133 K.O. II Portable Sampler

The Pocket Operator, Turned Pro

With its bolstered power, sampling capabilities, redesigned sequencer and newfangled punch-in 2.0 effects, the EP-133 K.O. II is the supercharged successor to the conveniently portable PO-33 K.O! beloved by on-the-go creators the world over. Impressively petite as it is, it packs an unprecedented punch with its 12 pressure- and velocity-sensitive vintage-style keys, multifunctional fader, 64MB of memory, 999 sample slots, and CD-quality sample rate and bit depth (with a signal chain of up to 32-bit float). Powered by USB-C or four AAA batteries, it’s equally at home in the studio as it is anywhere your adventures take you.

Teenage Engineering EP-133 K.O. II Sample and FX Buttons

Sample This

Buyer beware—EP-133 K.O. II may appear to be but a small toy in the palm of your hand, but it holds the awesome potential to turn the entire world into your sonic playground. You can record, sample and sequence everything from ambient sounds you hear in everyday life to your own voice, or whatever happens to be vibrating the air molecules in your vicinity. Alternatively, you can patch in an audio input to capture synths and vinyl records for endless possibilities. K.O. II also comes preloaded with a curated collection of drum, bass and key samples at the ready. Whatever your choice, you can easily drag and drop your samples using the sample tool.

Teenage Engineering EP-133 K.O. II Connectivity

Sequence That

K.O. II lets you sequence with patterns using up to 12 tracks for samples and MIDI, with an upper limit of 99 bars of play per sequencing group. Use these groups to mix and match your patterns on the fly, and sequence in free time or quantized, with a swing, if desired. The EP-133 even rips a page from the OB-4, offering a loop mode with length and slide, while its instant commit feature lets you arrange at break-neck speed. With 12-voice mono (or six-voice stereo) polyphony, you’ve got the tools to quickly build from creative whims into a cohesively layered, great-sounding reality. Store up to nine projects containing a maximum of 80,000 notes apiece, each with four groups comprising 99 patterns.

Teenage Engineering EP-133 K.O. II Portable Sequencer

Next-Level Control

For a fun-sized device, the EP-133 K.O. II boasts a bewildering breadth of features. All 12 fader assignments can be recorded and automated, and any pads can be assigned to one of 16 MIDI channels. It even has some DAW-like bells and whistles, like the ability to swap patterns per group for quick and easy mixing and matching. And with commit button—freezing a point in time to quickly add in a verse, chorus or break—EP-133 K.O. II makes composing an absolute breeze. Sample it for yourself at your local Guitar Center and discover how it can open your creative workflow to a whole new world of possibilities.

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  • Nine projects, each with 80,000 notes
  • Projects contain four groups, each with 99 patterns
  • Patterns have 12 tracks for samples and MIDI
  • Variable pattern length per group (one to 99 bars)
  • 12 mono/six stereo voice polyphony
  • Use groups to mix and match patterns on the fly
  • Record and automate all 12 fader assignments
  • Sequence in free time or quantized with swing
  • Assign any pad to one of 16 MIDI channels
  • Loop mode from OB-4 with length and slide
  • 12 pressure- and velocity-sensitive pads
  • Instantaneous time correction and erase
  • Slice samples live or automatically
  • Stereo/mono sampling at 46.875kHz/16-bit
  • Punch-in 2.0 effects (pressure sensitive)
  • Arrange quickly using the instant commit feature
  • 32-bit float signal chain, 24-bit ADC/DAC
  • Sync I/O for external gear
  • Six built-in send FX and a master compressor
  • Drag-and-drop samples using the sample tool
  • Vintage-style keys with a modern touch, combining tactility with pressure sensitivity
  • Comes in a limited-edition 10" collector's box
  • Built-in mic and speaker
  • MIDI, sync and audio I/O
  • Note: Before using, update the OS and download the manual via the teenage engineering website

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      • Sampling frequency: 46kHz
      • Sampling bit depth: 16-bit
      • Internal signal chain: 32-bit
      • Sample slots: 999
      • Memory: 64MB
      • Voices: 6 stereo, 12 mono
      • Power: 4 AAA batteries or USB-C
      Stereo Input
      • 24-bit
      • SNR: 96dBA
      • Analog gain: 0-12dB
      • Max level: 8dBu, 2.0 Vrms
      Stereo Headphone/Line Output
      • 24-bit
      • SNR: 98dBA
      • Max level: 5dBu, 1.4 Vrms
      MIDI Input and Output
      • TRS Type-A, MMA compliant
      Sync Input and Output
      • Sync 8 ppm, 16 ppm, 24 ppqn
      • Start/Stop
      Dimensions and Weight
      • Dimensions: 9.45" x 6.93" x 0.63"
      • Weight: 1.38 lb.

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