OK so I’m a little late to the party but the Teenage Engineering PO-12 is fun as hell. It’s the size of a credit card and runs on batteries, but it’s still tactile and playable and sounds great–crunchy and punchy. Between the punch-in FX, note ratcheting, and parameter recording, this is a $59 toy that’s almost as powerful as some boxes 10x the price–and a lot more fun to pick up and play.

I recorded some clean sounds straight from the PO-12, and also ran it through a bunch of Eurorack processing to really grunge it up. The loops are heavily processed, both with external effects and the PO-12’s own playable FX system.

Here’s what you get:

  • An Ableton pack with 7 instruments
  • 80 glitchy drum loops
  • 76 percussion sounds
  • 34 kick drums (6 tuned to C)
  • 32 snares
  • 12 synth sounds (tuned to C)
  • 36 closed hi hats
  • 15 claps
  • 12 cymbals
  • 7 open hi hats
  • 6 toms

Audio files are included in two different formats:

  • 24 bit, 48kHz WAV
  • 16 bit, 44.1kHz WAV

This pack includes two packs: one for Live 10 and one for Live 11. The Live 11 pack uses some of the new audio effects and includes some instrument variations using macro snapshots.