Teenage Engineering has unveiled new features for their OB–4 “Magic Radio” high-fidelity loudspeaker.
The OB-4 continuously records from radio channels, allowing users to loop, rewind and timestretch up to two hours of audio. Its fully portable build comes with a LiPo battery providing 72 hours of listening time at “normal” volume. The OB-4 also features a “disk” mode, said by Teenage Engineering to be a test bed for “new experimental features.”
Below are the latest additions to the OB-4:
Beat Match Looping
On top of recording radio, the OB-4 can now analyze musical content in real time and detect the beat. As a result, the device automatically gives out a perfectly timed loop.
808 Kick Metronome
An 808-style kick drum can be used as a metronome setting in the OB4’s “disk” mode. The kick drum metronome also carries a tuning and decay feature.
In its “Ambient” setting, the OB-4 can turn any audio source into a drone.
External Instrument Loop
Looping now works with external equipment through the line input of the OB-4. The above video shows a Teenage Engineering OP–Z looped and manipulated with the OB–4.
The OB-4 is available now for $649 USD. Find more information on the OB-4 on Teenage Engineering’s website.