Teenage Engineering has released an update for their OB–4 ‘Magic Radio’, a portable high-fidelity loudspeaker that continually records what you play, so that you can rewind, time-stretch and loop it.

Here’s what’s new:

Beat Match Looping

The OB–4 helps you get perfectly timed loops from any audio source. Beat match analyzes the musical content of what you are listening to in real time and automatically detects the beats.

808 Metronome

The OB–4 features a new synthesized 808 kick drum sound as one of the metronome sounds. You can tune it and adjust the decay.

Ambient Effect

The OB-4 can turn any audio source into a drone, with its ‘Ambient’ effect.

External Looping

Looping now works with any external equipment connected through the line in. In the demo above, an OP–Z pattern is being looped and manipulated using the OB–4.

Pricing and Availability

The Teenage Engineering OB-4 is available now for $649 USD.

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