The Teenage Engineering OP-Z 16-Track Synthesizer with Sequencer is another master stroke of design and music-making technology from the wizards over at Teenage Engineering. To say the OP-Z is an all-in-one solution for creating, crafting, producing, programming, performing, sequencing wouldn't be doing it justice. The creative potential from this ludicrously diminuitive unit is the stuff of improbable dreams, yet this little beauty is legit, without boundaries and your new song writing partner in crime.
Infinite creative potential
At the heart of the OP-Z lies an advanced 16-track sequencer with independent tracks, where each track can be manipulated to your heart's content. However, digging a little deeper, Teenage Engineering have introduced what they call Step Components, a feature that allows a plethora of parameters to be individually attenuated with meticulous precision. Therefore, you could effectively craft a song using a single-step of the 16 steps available, imagine the dizzying heights you could reach with the remaining 15! From simple patterns to outlandish arrangements you have everything required to put together your magnum opus.
Pocket to studio to stage to pocket
Designed to slot discreetly into a jacket pocket, you could be forgiven for misplacing the OP-Z once or twice, but heaven forfend should you ever! At home, on public transport, in the office (maybe not), the OP-Z is discreet enough to be used anywhere and everywhere. The powerful internal sequencer guarantees that it can hold its own in any studio setup, and the team at Teenage Engineering have gone a step further when it comes to live use. They've employed special glow-in-the-dark-paint for (a world first for synths) so ensure that you can easily see what you're doing in those poorly lit clubs and raves, and even comes in useful during the middle of the night when you're drifting off to sleep and lightning strikes at the most inopportune moment (we've all created masterpieces in our head when we're drifting off, right?).
BYOS - Bring Your Own Screen
Rather than incorporate a screen into the OP-Z, Teenage Engineering had yet another inventive thought - 'why not utilise the one thing that nearly everyone has in their pocket already with a bright and shiny retina display?' With that in mind, they created the concept of BYOS - bring your own screen. Simply download the OP-Z app, link it to your smartphone of choice and you're good to go. You can link to your phone's camera instantly and create seamless visuals to accompany your music. Dropbox is supported on iOS-powered devices to enable storage of custom artwork for instant recall when you're laying it down live. By working with renowned artist and VJ Keijiro Takahashi Teenage Engineering have been privileged enough to learn from a master and bestowed the OP-Z with the ability to seamlessly integrate 3D graphics that run in real-time with iPhone or iPad.
The additional Tape feature allows you to manipulate sequenced programmes in real-time for expressive dynamic control. A range of tape reels, each one boasting a unique character will afford a range of unique functions for you to play with.
Manufacturer Teenage Engineering Model 2019 ES-335 Dot Electric Guitar Dimensions (H x W x D) 57.5 x 212.5 x 10 mm - + 5 mm length for volume knob Sequencing Advanced multi-speed 16-track sequencer.
- step component composing
- endless sequencing steps
- track independent length
- track independent speed
- parameter locks
- step recording
- live recording
- midi, cv and trig track sequencing
- image and 3D graphics sequencing
- DMX light sequencing
Instrument Tracks 16 individual and independent synthesis, sampler and control tracks.
- FX slot 1
- FX slot 2
- cv & trig
Patterns 160 user programmable patterns
endless patterns chaining
Effects upgradeable modular effects architecture.
included effects: delay, reverb, filters, tremolo etc.
Step Components 14 multi-program step components for advanced step sequencing. Screen when paired or connected to an ios device, the ios device will act as a screen for OP-Z. iOS App OP-Z ios app will be free to download from app store. Compatibility compatible with any ios device that is apple metal graphics specified. Dual Domain Synthesis dual domain synthesis for extreme low latency performance. Hardware analogue devices blackfin 70X DSP
cirrus logic audio co-processor
48kHz 24-bit DAC
122 dB SNR
Sensors 6 axis motion sensor (G-Force) assignable to any synthesizer parameter Wireless Bluetooth 5.0 LE Battery 2 years stand-by time Connectors USB Type C
3.5 mm 4-pole jack
Tactile Input 2 octaves of musical keys
51 mechanical keys in total
pressure sensitive pitch bend
4 x multipurpose color coded high resolution encoders
volume knob / on switch
UI 53 LED indicators Microphone integrated MEMS microphone Durable Design ultra rigid engineering plastic housing
IXEF 1022 PARA + 50% glassfiber
Unique Encoder Design teenage engineering designed floating ball bearing hall sensor encoders for minimal stacking height and wear. Included Accessories USB Type C to USB A for charging and control.
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