Terrence O'Brien

Managing Editor

After a brief stint in the IT industry, Terrence made the transition to tech journalism and never looked back. Early in his career he took a particular interest in the intersection of technology and politics. Now, as managing editor of Engadget, he helps lead an impressive team of reporters that explores how that tech permeates our society. He's appeared on RT, NY1, The Brian Lehrer Show, WSJ Radio and ABC Radio. In his downtime Terrence collects hobbies at an alarming rate.

Articles by Terrence O'Brien

01.17.20
Finally: A guitar pedal you’re supposed to spill beer on
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Finally: A guitar pedal you’re supposed to spill beer on

The Rainger FX Minibar analyzes liquid to determine your tone.

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01.16.20
Behringer’s synth clone train keeps rolling with modular System 100
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Behringer’s synth clone train keeps rolling with modular System 100

This Eurorack version of Roland's legendary System 100m could make modular much more affordable.

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01.16.20
MicroFreak update adds new oscillator and modes for simplified noise-making
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MicroFreak update adds new oscillator and modes for simplified noise-making

Arturia adds a noise source and player-friendly features in first major Microfreak update.

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01.16.20
The Moog Subsequent 25 offers classic synth bass with modern amenities
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The Moog Subsequent 25 offers classic synth bass with modern amenities

The successor to the popular Sub Phatty is smaller, but also louder and grittier.

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01.15.20
Akai's MPC One is a (reasonably) affordable music production machine
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Akai's MPC One is a (reasonably) affordable music production machine

The latest in this legendary sampler line focuses on the essentials.

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01.15.20
Roland's Zen-Core engine lets instruments share synth sounds
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Roland's Zen-Core engine lets instruments share synth sounds

Now its synths, workstations and grooveboxes will all use a common sound engine.

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01.14.20
KeyStep Pro aims to be the MIDI command center of your home studio
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KeyStep Pro aims to be the MIDI command center of your home studio

Arturia combines the best of the KeyStep and BeatStep Pro in a powerful controller and sequencer.

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01.14.20
Korg unveils a full-sized, assembly-free MS-20
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Korg unveils a full-sized, assembly-free MS-20

It's one-for-one remake of the original plus a few modern amenities and cool new colors.

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01.13.20
ZOIA Euroburo is a modular synth you can put inside your modular synth
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ZOIA Euroburo is a modular synth you can put inside your modular synth

Empress Effects now has a version of its do-it-all guitar pedal for synth lovers.

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09.03.18
What we're buying: A potent audio sampler that fits in your pocket
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What we're buying: A potent audio sampler that fits in your pocket

The audio sampler you can take anywhere.

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