Teenage Engineering Intros TP-7 Field Recorder

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At Superbooth 2023, Teenage Engineering has introduced the TP–7 field recorder.

The TP–7 field recorder is a dedicated recording device, with a 7-hr rechargeable battery and 128 GB of internal storage. They say that it is “built to record sound, music, interviews and important ideas with zero friction in the highest possible quality.”

It’s designed for single-handed control. At the center of TP–7 is the motorized ‘tape reel’, used to navigate menus, scrub, pause, and provide visual feedback of playback. The rocker on the left side lets you scrub through your audio. The mode button is placed below, while the other side is home to the memo and navigation buttons.

You can record with the built-in microphone, or use any of the three stereo two-way jacks to connect external mics, headphones, studio monitors, or any other audio equipment. Connect via USB-C to use TP–7 as a multi-channel audio interface, midi controller, or for data transfer and charging. Wireless connectivity options include MFi and BLE. A 6.35 mm to 3.5 mm jack adapter is also included.

Also available upon release is the TP–7 transcription app for instant voice-to-text. Connect via BLE or USB, and import your audio for instant transcriptions. The software uses Whisper, an open source AI tool.

Features:

  • 3 TRRS stereo input/output mini jacks
  • 1 main/headphones output
  • 24-bit/96 kHz USB audio interface
  • Internal mic and speaker
  • 7-hr rechargeable battery
  • 128 GB of internal storage
  • TP–7 transcription app available for iOS
  • Dimensions: 96 mm x 68 mm x 16 mm
  • Weight: 170 g / 5.6 oz

Pricing and Availability:

The TP-7 is available for pre-order for $1,499 USD, with shipping expected this summer.

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