It’s no secret that we love Teenage Engineering’s OP-Z here at GBM Music, but we’re not smitten enough to deny that it could definitely be improved.

The unprecedented form factor means the tactile experience of making music anywhere is now possible – and great fun – but the device still lags behind its big brother the OP-1 in some respects.

The key one – and most demanded absence – is certainly its lack of sampling capability. This feature would open the device up to incredible new creative possibilities.

Cynics would ask whether Teenage Engineering would be wise to allow this, however, as the overlap between the OP-Z and OP-1 may then be a little too large.

Fortunately, they seem to be taking the open minded approach and gradually improving the device, helping the OP-Z to live up to its staggering potential.

And excitingly, there were recent hints in a video with Sonic State that sampling may be imminent, including with the ability to edit samples via the accompanying bluetooth app!

All aboard the hype train!

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