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The OP-1 Antenna

OP-1 Antenna
OP-1 Antenna

I’ve always wanted to try out the FM radio on the OP-1 for sampling, but, until now, I’ve not had the actual antenna to do this. Not so anymore!

OP-1 Antenna
OP-1 Antenna

This is an awesome Christmas present, a tiny box with delicate tissue paper inside.

OP-1 Antenna
OP-1 Antenna

And nicely wrapped up inside was the FM antenna. Small, neat, functional. Just what you’d expect from Teenage Engineering.

OP-1 Antenna tissue paper
OP-1 Antenna tissue paper

But the tissue paper itself was a revelation! It is beautifully printed with all the OP-1 accessories. Really nicely done.

OP-1 Antenna tissue paper
OP-1 Antenna tissue paper

And here’s the antenna sitting on the tissue wrap.

OP-1 Antenna
OP-1 Antenna

And finally in the OP-1 itself.

I’ve only had a brief try with this in the OP-1. Recording some random FM radio and using it as drum samples. It’s pretty good though, so expect a few strange OP-1 drum kits in due course.

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Planet of the Apes, the TV series (1974)

Planet of the Apes TV series
Planet of the Apes TV series

I am a big fan of Planet of the Apes, in all its iterations. My favourite being the original films dating from 1968 to 1973. This is the TV series which came out in 1974 and ran for 14 episodes. I remember seeing it on TV, although I’m guessing that was reruns. Of course, after that was the Tim Burton remake in 2001 and more recently the two movies, “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”, and “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”, both of which I’ve thought were well made and good interpretations of the story.

I’m enjoying watching these again and seeing how the makers were trying to create a nice long running season of episodes, but sadly only got 14 out.

I’m going to be interested to see what the next film in the current series does. It is meant to come out in 2017. I’m hoping that they’ll do more than just the next one, that they’ll take the story into a new direction too. Let’s see.