Teenage Engineering OP-1 – Would I buy it again?

At the end of 2019 I was looking for a nice mobile synth. Back then I used to travel a lot, mostly by train. My thought was, it would be nice to have nice, little machine to noodle around with, while sitting in the ICE. And so I bought an OP-1. It was expensive. But it was perfect for travelling and I cannot blame a synth for a global pandemic grounding all travel for 18 months.

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Soma Lyra-8 Organismic Synthesizer – is it worth the hype (and the price)

There are so many hype cycles going on each and every day on the net. Most of the time it is about new synths. I tend to fall to these hypes, feeling an urge to buy synths immediately. Same happened when the Somy Lyra-8 came out. However I resisted – for a few months. Then I became weak and bought an used one. Was it worth the €550 used price (~$675)?

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