Teenage Engineering OP-Z Teardown

I got my hands on an OP-Z Music Synthesizer and am amazed at how fun it is to make music!  It’s a worthy companion to one of my all-time-favorite consumer products, the OP-1.
I had questions about what’s inside, so we did what true hackers do – break out a T4 torx wrench!!

The unit is incredibly small – very portable and only 10mm thick:

The back (not shown) is easily removed by rotating the feet so that the rear panel comes off.  Inside is a user-replaceable battery.  A little surprise is that the expansion slot contains a phone holder that can be attached to the back of the unit — thoughtful design!

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Pure Data Workshop

Introduction to Pure Data: Oscillators, Sampling, and Filters

Who: You
What: Pure Data Workshop
When: Saturday, August 11th. From 1pm-3pm.
Where: Solid State Depot 5311 Western Ave, Suite 115, Boulder, CO
Why: Why not? Also, to mix up a bit and get some software classes in the lineup.

Cost: Free for members, $10 for non-members.

Pure Data (Pd) is a visual programming environment for generating, processing, and manipulating audio. With Pd, you can design your own synthesizer, build custom effects for your guitar, or compose music algorithmically. This workshop will introduce the basic concepts of working with audio in Pd, with a focus on oscillators, sampling, and filters. No experience necessary. We’ll start with a group install; Pd is free and open source software.

What to Bring:

-A Laptop (Windows, Mac, or Linux)
-> If you can install Pd before the workshop, that will save some time. What you want is pd-extended (http://puredata.info/downloads/pd-extended)
-Headphones
-MIDI controller (optional)