the all-in-one wonder
OP-1 is the all-in-one portable synthesizer, sampler and controller. With additional features like a built-in FM radio and an assignable G-force sensor for motion controlled effects, there is quite nothing like it.
Its modular architecture enables endless sound possibilities without making the workflow complicated or distracting.
The compact design and real physical interface makes it inspiring to create music, no matter who you are or how experienced you are.
synthesizer and controller
With ten synthesizer engines, eight high quality effects and multiple routable LFO’s, you’ll never hit the wall when it comes to creativity or finding the right sound for the job. Add the unique built-in sequencers on top of that and you’ll understand why so many highly regarded producers and artists hold this little machine so dear.
In controller mode, OP-1 turns in to a full blown MIDI controller, with access to transport (play/stop, rec, rewind and forward, a two octave keyboard with four endless encoders as well as a sound module that can be controlled from virtually any external software.
4-track tape feature
Record anything you create with the 4-track tape feature. Match the tape speed to the sequencer tempo for some really nice overdubbing. Change tapespeed while recording, or record backwards in realtime. Switch to the 4 channel mixer and add some punch with the built in EQ and compressor.
Finally, create a live mix in album mode on a virtual vinyl.
works with your other stuff
When you connect OP-1 to a computer using the included USB cable, the OP-1 shows up as a MIDI controller or a storage device. If storage device is selected, just drag and drop audio files between your computer and the OP-1. All 4 tape tracks are available as well as the drum and synthesizer samples. Everything ready for you to tweak or add to your DAW. No additional software or drivers required. just plug and play.
OP-1 comes with 9 unique synthesizer engines, all instantly accessible with the sound selection keys. The synthesis palette ranges from physically modeled string synthesis to frequency modulation. The DNA synthesis is modeled on a machines individually unique ID which makes every OP-1 sound slightly different from another. The synthesis section also includes a selection of exchangeable LFO’s, and effects.
Sampling is instant with the two built-in samplers, one for instruments like piano and one dedicated for percussion sounds and drum kits that automatically splits a recorded sound and lays it out on the 24 keys. The OP-1 also comes pre-loaded with great kits and instruments, and if you you want to create your own sample library, just sample anything using the built-in microphone or line in. It’s never been easier, quicker or more creative to sample.
Anything you play, sequence or tweak you are able to record on the built in 4-track tape feature. Match the tape speed to the sequencer clock for nice overdubbing with pitch changes, all in sync. change tapespeed while recording, or even record backwards in realtime. Adding the optional crank accessory turns the tape into a hand cranked tape recorder.
mixer and effects
Add effects and texture to your sounds with the 4 channel mixer, including EQ, 7 stereo effects and a compressor. Individual levels and pan controls for all four tape tracks. Finalize your mix in the master out panel. In mixer mode you also have the option to solo and mute tracks with the push of a button or to add punch-in tape tricks for live performance.