quick start guide
a good way to start is to follow the quick guide printed on the plastic overlay that comes with your OP-1.
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make sure that your OP-1 is fully charged. if not, insert the usb cable into the usb port located on the right side of your OP-1 and connect it to a computer or to a usb power adapter.
turn on your OP-1 by sliding the power switch located next to the usb port towards you. the teenage engineering logo will be displayed briefly on screen.
turn up the volume using the white knob located on the left side of the screen (clockwise increases volume).
you are now ready to play the OP-1.
press the [synthesizer] key.
select a synthesizer sound by pressing any key from [1-8].
these keys 1-8 are called sound selection keys in this manual.
press any key on the musical keyboard to play a synthesizer sound.
press the [drum] key.
select a drum sound by pressing any sound selection key from [1-8].
press any key on the musical keyboard to play a drum sound.
press the [tape] key.
select track by pressing any of the 1-4 keys located under the screen.
these keys are called [T1-T4] in this manual.
press [rec] + [play] to start rolling tape.
play the musical keyboard. use the [stop] key to stop recording. rewind to the starting point by pressing and holding [rewind]. now press [play] to listen to your recording.
first make sure that you have some recorded material on the tape.
press the [mixer] key to open up the mixer view. now press the [play] key to start playing the tape.
depending on which track that contains recorded material, the corresponding VU meter will indicate the sound level.
adjust the individual track level by turning the related color coded knob.
press and hold the [shift] key while turning the color coded knobs to adjust the panning for each track.