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Your take on OP-Z as Sequencer onLy
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OP-Z as Sequencer onLy

Hi guys! I am thinking to get OP-Z just to sequence external synths. How great does it work only for that?

I watched videos and read articles, but didn't really find a clear answer.
(i don t care about internal sounds, maybe just drums)
Thanks!

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Old 3 weeks ago
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Old 3 weeks ago
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I can’t answer sorry but am looking at the op-z closely.

The performance stuff looks great (conditional stuff etc) but the polyphony is hit and miss. If I understand correctly there’s one track of 8, one of 4, one of 3 and then the rest are monophonic.

Also to drive a hardware set up you either need the new module (oplab) or something to convert usb midi into midi din...

Have you seen the squid? That’s the other one that I’m intrigued by.
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Tried it, too small for me
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Originally Posted by BoTheMu View Post
I can’t answer sorry but am looking at the op-z closely.

The performance stuff looks great (conditional stuff etc) but the polyphony is hit and miss. If I understand correctly there’s one track of 8, one of 4, one of 3 and then the rest are monophonic.

Also to drive a hardware set up you either need the new module (oplab) or something to convert usb midi into midi din...

Have you seen the squid? That’s the other one that I’m intrigued by.
For what it does, squid too large for me..
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For what it does, squid too large for me..
That is a point. I’ve only seen videos of it so far. Need a photo next to a measuring tape or a pencil to give it a sense of scale...
Old 3 weeks ago
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Opz is great.. lots of YouTube videos of how the sequence of works.. it's the same for external synth's, sixteen channels correspond to sixteen midi channels. If you get one make sure you like the workflow and how it grooves, I think that's most important, plus get the oplab module or you will get frusterated messing with USB unless you are good at computer stuff.
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Opz is great.. lots of YouTube videos of how the sequence of works.. it's the same for external synth's, sixteen channels correspond to sixteen midi channels. If you get one make sure you like the workflow and how it grooves, I think that's most important, plus get the oplab module or you will get frusterated messing with USB unless you are good at computer stuff.
U own one? I have an usb to midi out/in converter, don t need the oplab. I hope it s just the same for ext gear as for internal sounds. U don t like how it grooves?
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U own one? I have an usb to midi out/in converter, don t need the oplab. I hope it s just the same for ext gear as for internal sounds. U don t like how it grooves?
Yes I have one, I love how it grooves.. to me that's is best selling point. I use it to control my digitakt, and that controls all my synth's.
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I I haven't hooked mine up to anything else yet, but I do think the opz sequencer is very creative and interesting. You can assign a lot of different "conditions" to each step, and end up with very musically interesting results. Only 16 steps, so you really have to work with the steps and use the different conditions as the basis for your patterns. Quite different than the pyramid, circuit, elektron, MPC live, Deluge... Sequencers that I have experience with. The squid seems to have some similarities, but I don't know that machine
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I cut my teeth on a mpc, so I'm used to playing in sequences live, so I just stretch them and play it in live.. usually all my tracks are all very different lengths in a sequence.
Old 3 weeks ago
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Why tho? If you’re going to use it as a sequencer I don’t see how space can be an issue.
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A definite want want want
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Why tho? If you’re going to use it as a sequencer I don’t see how space can be an issue.
Simple, I got other tools around like the Mpc and Octa..
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