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Teenage Engineering EP-133 KO II sampler composer lands, and is sold out

Teenage Engineering has announced the launch of its EP-133 KO II sampler, based on the PO-33 KO but with more power, more sampling capabilities, a fully reworked sequencer and brand new punch-in effects. It has a price that actually seems attainable (the kind of price you’d think you might be lucky to get only on Black Friday, but isn’t) and whaddya know — it’s already sold out! At least, the first batch has.

Let’s take a look so you can start drooling and be ready for the next batch to land.


  • 9 projects each with 80,000 notes
  • projects contain 4 groups, each with 99 patterns
  • patterns have 12 TRACKS for samples and MIDI
  • variable pattern length per group (1 to 99 bars)
  • 12 mono / 6 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 46.875 kHz / 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
  • 6 built-in send fx and a master compressor
  • drag and drop samples using the sample tool

You know there’s something serious going on when the product page has a whole section on the key design, which has laser engraved goodness and are pressure sensitive. It has a gorgeous and informative display. Really, it’s still more expensive than the original KO or most other manufacturers’ portable audio sampler offerings (and of course, you can just capture sounds with your smartphone and process with apps or back at your DAW). But perhaps it’s not so much more expensive that you’re not thinking about it…

Available for around $299/£299 — or it will be again soon, hopefully.

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