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.
You can also receive this premium sample pack by making a donation of $15+ to a charity of your choice. I like Emancipate NC but you should feel free to choose a non-profit that you'd like to support. Just take a screenshot of your receipt and email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll send you a code for a free download.
About the demo track
This demo track was put together in Ableton Live using just the instruments and loops contained in the sample pack. In fact, the pack IS the demo track! You can open it and remix to your heart's content. Need help installing an Ableton pack?