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Ah yeah I knew about that, but for some reason thought it didn't work on the arp track. I'll have to try it again!

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It's very easy to sync this with Elektron USB-MIDI gear..

 

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Damn modey this is is is really nice! You can build a very good to fantastic album around several or your latest gear demos

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thx m8! Yeah I'll probably do new takes/edits of those tracks and put an EP out, and maybe include the sysex files and samples I used..

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Another new sound pack / OP-Z track.. This time I tried my hand at synthesising some drums for synthwave. It was a good challenge! I think the snares and kicks ended up sounding really great.

 

 

Sound pack here

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Posted (edited)

I'm surprised no one mentioned the OP-Z's first expansion module ("oplab").

 

At 159€ it seems a little pricey but the sync options via jack are more than welcomed lol, I have a lot of troubles synchronizing my stuff with the OP-Z, especially my volca-fm !

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went out of stock by the time i went to buy it (saturday or something?) i performed with te in atlanta the day it launched. nice duds

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does the opz do polyrythms?

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Oplab was actually released in a different incarnation years ago.

 

I hate the TE market. Talentless tech bros who instabuy anything they put out so they can make ambient stranger things music. Their high lonely wages drive up the price so that the poor artists can’t afford it anymore.

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does the opz do polyrythms?

very much yes

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does the opz do polyrythms?

 

very much yes
fuck me, I think I'm sold...

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I hate the TE market. Talentless tech bros who instabuy anything they put out so they can make ambient stranger things music. Their high lonely wages drive up the price so that the poor artists can’t afford it anymore.

I think you hate me lol.

 

That said, I cringe at pretty much everything they do except the POs.

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Oplab was actually released in a different incarnation years ago.

 

I hate the TE market. Talentless tech bros who instabuy anything they put out so they can make ambient stranger things music. Their high lonely wages drive up the price so that the poor artists can’t afford it anymore.

I've capitalised on this by selling op-z sample packs. I've basically made back the money I spent on it.

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I hate the TE market. Talentless tech bros who instabuy anything they put out so they can make ambient stranger things music. Their high lonely wages drive up the price so that the poor artists can’t afford it anymore.

I think you have us talentless tech bros to thank not just for TE but for pretty much the entire deluge of hardware that's around now. Cash strapped amateur artists and a handful of professionals aren't enough to keep Elektron, DSI and Korg afloat.

 

So: you're welcome.

 

;-)

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I hate the TE market. Talentless tech bros who instabuy anything they put out so they can make ambient stranger things music. Their high lonely wages drive up the price so that the poor artists can’t afford it anymore.

I think you have us talentless tech bros to thank not just for TE but for pretty much the entire deluge of hardware that's around now. Cash strapped amateur artists and a handful of professionals aren't enough to keep Elektron, DSI and Korg afloat.

 

So: you're welcome.

 

;-)

Yep. Hardware is excellent now, to the point that there's very little reason to buy vintage gear unless you're a collector. And you have us, the sea of talentless douches who'll probably never broadcast beyond YouTube or Soundcloud, to thank for that.

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sorry that was a mean comment. what i really meant was i hate the elektronauts forum.

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sorry that was a mean comment. what i really meant was i hate the elektronauts forum.

I can get behind that for the most part. You might like the lines (monome) forum a little better... or you might hate it even more.

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I dunno. This is a pretty good music forum.

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Gents, quick OP-Z question...

The idea of a portable 'groove box' allowing me to come with ideas on the fly then taking the projects to my hardware and expanding on them really interests me....however I cant seem to find a definite answer anywhere if you can transfer the MIDI from your created projects out of the OP-Z? I'm guessing with the USB-C you could record each track individually into ableton, but that sounds like a bit of a pain (but i'd take it if it was the only option!)

Also, in terms of the master transpose/chord mode feature - does anyone know if the op-z outputs this info in MIDI, or is it just an internal algorithm? So it wouldn't output the correct chord in MIDI, just simply the root notes?

Can anyone clarify all this for me, plzzz?

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16 minutes ago, TRiP said:

I cant seem to find a definite answer anywhere if you can transfer the MIDI from your created projects out of the OP-Z?

There's no "MIDI export" function if that's what you mean.. you'd have to record the MIDI into your DAW.

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4 minutes ago, modey said:

There's no "MIDI export" function if that's what you mean.. you'd have to record the MIDI into your DAW.

Dang, and have you tried doing such yourself?

The main thing i'm concerned about is the 'chord' track, or if you make chord progressions would this output in MIDI also?...or just root notes?

 

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I haven't really had the need to do it; everything I make on the OP-Z stays on it, basically. I can understand why people would use that feature though.

Regarding the chord track, it's properly polyphonic, so any notes you enter will be sent via MIDI. Not sure about the master track transposition, but I assume it changes the outgoing MIDI as well, since the OP-Z is partly designed to sequence external devices as well.

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50 minutes ago, modey said:

I haven't really had the need to do it; everything I make on the OP-Z stays on it, basically. I can understand why people would use that feature though.

Regarding the chord track, it's properly polyphonic, so any notes you enter will be sent via MIDI. Not sure about the master track transposition, but I assume it changes the outgoing MIDI as well, since the OP-Z is partly designed to sequence external devices as well.

Thanking you for the help, master Modey!

Think I may just take the plunge and get it off Thomann...can always return after 30 days 😎

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Posted (edited)

Should I get digitone or opz?

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4 hours ago, sheatheman said:

Should I get digitone or opz?

Modey has both iirc so he might be the one best suited to help you.

OP-Z unlike Digitone has no "real" synthesis on board (you'll be quickly limited by the available presets) but if you have other machines / software you want to control via MIDI you can get rid of that limitation and still use the OP-Z sequencer which is awesome and fun to use.

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