Swedish music hardware company Teenage Engineering has developed a cult following around their design-forward synthesizers. They are teaming up with the makers of wildly popular American animated show Rick and Morty on a special edition of its Pocket Operator synthesizer.
The month of July will see the launch of limited edition PO-137 on the market. The vocal synthesizer and sequencer comes with a built-in microphone and eight different character sampling options – all voiced by Roiland, Ricky and Morty’s co-creator and lead voice actor. These voice samples include common phrases you might hear from the animated adventures like “here we go”, “run Morty” and of course, “wubba lubba dub dub.”
It seems like a perfect match as both Teenage Engineering and Roiland are out-of-the-box creators. PO-137 also includes Ricky and Morty themed LCD screen, with custom cartoon’s visuals, 120-second sample memory, folding stand, alarm clock and more.
Teenage Engineering’s pocket synthesisers are serious instruments. They are some of amazing music-making devices. Despite their small size, the battery-powered loop makers deliver surprisingly awesome audio, and while you can start making noise almost instantly, there’s plenty to tinker with if you want to dive deeper.
This isn’t the first time Teenage Engineering has worked with outside artists. In April, the company announced a collaboration with record label Ghostly International on a limited-edition release of its PO-33 K.O. synth.
This year has been a good one for Ricky and Morty fans, as the creators have announced airing of its fourth season on television this November.
Check out this video that shows both Rick and Morty giving a relatively deadpan announcement about the return of their unfathomably weird and wonderful show.
This limited edition pocket synths are expected to go fast, so Teenage Engineering has set up a link where you can sign up to get notified when the Rick and Morty PO-137 drops towards the end of July.