Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Teenage Engineering Announces a Mega Man-Themed Pocket Synthesizer

Capcom has teamed up with the Swedish synth maker Teenage Engineering to release an official, low cost Mega Man pocket operator, a mini-synth and sequencer to compose your own music sequences! Find all the details after the break!

The Mega Man Pocket Operator is based on PO–28 robot, the playful live synthesizer and sequencer with parameter locks, glide control and punch-in effects. This special edition PO-28 comes with 16 Mega Man soundtracks based on the original Mega Man video game.

Key Features
  •     Real 8-bit synthesizer engines for making live and sequenced melodies and bass lines.
  •     15 sounds + micro drum.
  •     3 track sequencer.
  •     128 pattern chaining.
  •     Step multiplier.

The Mega Man Pocket Operator will be available to purchase on December 2 via the official website for $89 or 99€ (includes free shipping). Alternatively, it can be pre-ordered from Amazon Europe for 78,50€ or £85.00 with an estimated release date of December 9th, 2020.

On December 2nd, a silicon pro-case with a built-in battery protection and anti slip feet on the back will be available to purchase from the official website, too. The price is $29 or 26€.

Now that you have an idea what this is, you can watch the following video from the manufacturer. Although it's a video from an older model, it's a fairly easy and detailed explanation of how the Pocket Operator works.

Next up, let's take a look at the Mega Man Pocket Operator, itself, in action! Thanks to Sound Technology Ltd YouTube channel for the following clip.

Neat idea, eh? Let us know if you have any experience with previous Pocket Operators and if this is something you'd like to add to your Mega Man Collection! 


  1. Actually....I really like this! I don’t know if I’m creative enough to really creat some cool beats on my own. But looks fun to mess with nonetheless!

  2. I will have to watch those videos later when I am not at work.
    This is an interesting idea. And the cost isn't too high.
    I might actually buy one of these. But there is a catch: We need to be able to record it and download the songs. At first glance it looks like there might be an audio port? Its called a sync cable, so I don't know. Even though its a 3.5mm jack that doesn't mean it's audio.
    If we can't download our music, there is little point.

    The manual for the PO-133 is a little confusing.
    But it looks like there is a stereo out so it should work.


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