thank you for choosing the OP-1 portable synthesizer.
this device is precision made to last many years and designed to be practical, intuitive and to give you hours
of creative pleasure.
to get the most out of your new OP-1, be sure to read this operator’s manual carefully. for even deeper understanding and the latest pro tips, please visit the OP-1 community website op-forums.com
check out the OP-1 quick start guide
click on the section you
want to read more about
charging the battery
inputs and outputs
playing a sound
the four main modes
using shift + any main mode
main mode screen examples
saving a sound
sound file structure
drum sampler engine
laying out a drum kit
importing your own sounds
using OP-1’s standard layout
D-box drum engine
selecting a sequencer type
record to tape
rewind and fast forward
jump to the start/end of tape
changing tape speed
advanced recording techniques
backing up your tape
setting the tempo/tap tempo
using the metronome
the help button
recording external sources
using the mic/input key
mic/input key in synth and drum mode
mic/input key in tape and mixer mode
sampling using the built-in microphone
creating a drum kit from fm radio waves
recording usb audio to tape
recording external microphone to tape
song rendering and connectivity
midi controller mode
sequencing external equipment
controlling ableton live
ableton live key assignments
controlling propellerhead reason
change a single module
shift + main mode keys
shift + arrow keys
shift + encoders
LFO modes introduction
element LFO mode
random LFO mode
tremolo LFO mode
value LFO mode
MIDI LFO mode
crank LFO mode
bend LFO mode
additional symbols used in LFO mode
singing birds sound
format internal drive
check that the following items are included when you open the box
OP-1 comes with a transparent overlay for quick reference of the keyboard layout. keep this for future reference.
you may use the paperfoam box in which your OP-1 came delivered as a temporary storage box. use the rubber bands to seal the box.
OP-1 uses a standard USB to mini USB cable for charging the OP-1 and for transferring data between your OP-1 and your computer. if you want to use an external power adapter instead of a computer for charging the battery, make sure you are using a 5V USB standard charger. a dedicated charger works more efficiently and will charge the battery faster.
thank you so much for your support!
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mike the music man
warnings & important notes
before connecting this unit to other devices, turn off the power to all units. this will help prevent malfunctions and/or damage to speakers or other devices. if you need to connect/disconnect wires during use, always make sure to connect the cable to the OP-1 first. never connect the 3.5mm plugs going from the OP-1‘s mic input or line output to a mic input on a sound card with phantom power active. this could destroy the ports on the OP-1. be sure to charge the unit using only 5v USB power, such as that from the USB ports of a computer, or by using a dedicated USB charger. make sure you always have the OP-1 placed so it is level and sure to remain stable. never install or use the unit in any of the following locations:
warranty and return policy
the OP-1 is fully factory tested and comes with a 12 month (from purchase date) warranty. this does not include malfunction due to misuse of the device, such as being dropped, crushed or used in an application of inappropriate voltages to the device’s connectors or improperly designed or executed modifications. in particular, you are the sole responsible for damage caused by a charging method other than 5V USB power. the general warranty policy does not cover ESD(static discharge) damaged products due to improper handling.
the warranty does not cover shipping charges.
make sure to read the terms & conditions here
FCC ID: Z23TE2A1
this device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules.
operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
this device complies with industry canada licence-exempt RSS standard(s). operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.
this equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC rules. these limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. this equipment
generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. however, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. if this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures: