2010 vol.2
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Overview – Basic Functions

Synthesizer

Synthesizer

The OP-1 comes with eight unique synthesizer engines. And eight quick selection keys for instant access. Tweak your sounds in real time and record everything to tape. All sounds are made up from the Engine, ADSR envelope, a dedicated Effect and a selection of LFO´s. All elements are fully exchangable.

Drum Sampler

Drum Sampler

Press the Drum key to enter Drum Sampler mode. Op-1 comes loaded with great kits, but if you feel that you want your own, just press the mic key to sample anything from the buil-in microphone or line in. And if that’s not enough you just connect your OP-1 to your computer and drag and drop any .aif file straight to the OP-1.

4-track Tape

4-track Tape

Record everything on the built in 4-track tape. Match the tape speed to the sequencer clock for some really nice overdubbing with changing pitch. Change tapespeed while recording, or even record backwards in realtime. Switch to the 4 channel mixer and add som texture with the built in EQ and Drive.

Mixer & Effects

Mixer & Effects

The final stage of your sound ends up in the Mixer. Here you set the Level and the Pan for all four individual tracks. Add addtional Master EQ and Master Effect to the tape. You may also add some extra Drive and Master Level/Balance. Punch in some parameter changes with the Tape Tricks keys Memo 1+2.

Above is the Pulse synthesizer engine. All sounds have 4 pages accesible by pressing track keys T1-T4.

The Drum sampler screen with controls for pitch, in and out, direction, loop and level.

The Tape screen. Note that everything is color coded for easy and intutive user experience.

Above is the Mixer screen. Every channel has a dedicated VU meter and control over pan L and R.

When you press the T2 key you find the ADSR envelope. All parameters are possible to control with any of the buil-in LFO’s. (see below)

The LFO (Low Frequency Oscillator) is a modulator that can be connected to any parameter. One of the LFO’s are used together with the G-force sensor.

The Drum mode has it’s own custom dynamic envelope. Special made for short percussion sounds.
 

In any sampling mode, just press the Mix Key to sample your sound.

Inspired by Classic reel to reel recorders but taken to new heights. You have instant access to tape speed. Speed up or down seamless during recording for some crazy pitch effects. Scrub the tape and set loops.

Introducing Tape-tricks. An instant way to live tweak your recordings.

Under the T2 (page 2) key you have a dedicated Master EQ for fine tuning the dynamics.

In the mixer you have a second slot for master Effects like the Punch.

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Sequencers and Additional Features

Sequencers

Sequencers

OP-1 comes with three great sequencers, all of them created for instant live tweaks. Like the classic Pattern sequencer with the possibility to change direction on the fly. Or you may shorten the played sequence to only one repeated step that you can move around within the pattern. Super easy and ultra creative.

Tape Tricks

Tape Tricks

This key let's you instantly explore OP-1's classic Tape tricks. Very useful when you do live mixes or feel to mess up the playback. Also used for basic tape loops. Use the Reverse key to change the playback direction or the Tape Break to stop the tape in a classic sounding way. All Tape tricks also works great while in recording mode.

Mic / FM Radio

Mic / FM Radio

The Mic / Input key is located next to the built-in microphone. Pressing this key let you switch to any desired input source. Select Microphone, Line In, the built-in FM radio or Out to In. Using the FM radio for example, you may record anything you hear directly to tape, direct to the sampler or why not use the radio signal as a modulator with the Element LFO. You may also use the OUT to IN option to bounce all tracks with effects, EQ etc to one singel track.

Controller / Disk Mode

Controller / Disk Mode

The combined Album / Com key have two different functions. The Album mode let you record anything to a dual sided album. Use this to print your tape to a stereo track with your final mix applied. Then switch to Com mode and connect the OP-1 to your computer to transfer the file and mail it to a friend. The Com mode is also used when you need to turn your OP-1 to a MIDI controller.

Above is the Tombola sequencer. Just drop your notes and spin the tombola. Adjust bounciness and gravity.

Probably the quickest sequencer in the world when it comes to insert notes is the Endless Step sequencer. Included are some great features like Random order, Reverse and Pattern.

The help key. Press it to check the battery level or hold it down and press any key to reveal it’s function.

G-Force in action

Connect your OP-1 to your computer with a standard USB cable. This charges the internal battery, turns the OP-1 into a MIDI controller and let you transfer audio files by just dragging and dropping them to the OP-1 icon on the desktop.

Overview – Keyboard Layout