Teenage Engineering PO-32 Tonic
The quirky Pocket Operator range from Teenage Engineering has a new addition: PO-32 Tonic, a pocket beatbox not just based on but also compatible with Sonic Charge’s ace Microtonic VST/AU drum synth.
PO-32 features 16 sounds, 16 punch-in effects, and a sequencer that can chain up to 64 16-step patterns. As we witnessed firsthand at NAMM, sounds designed in Sonic Charge Microtonic can be transmitted as data through your computer’s speakers as a burst of noise, and received by the PO-32’s microphone, essentially “faxing” the patch to the device acoustically. Very cool. PO-32 costs £85 on its own, or you can fork out £135 to purchase both the diminutive hardware synth and the Microtonic plugin.
The diddy PO-32 drum synth can share sounds over the airwaves with Sonic Charge Microtonic