thank you for choosing the OP-Z multimedia sequencer and synthesizer. we are proud to present to you this portable, powerful and playful music making device.
we hope it will inspire your creativity for many years, and become a trusted companion for both audio and visual expression. enjoy OP-Z, the dream machine.
make sure to read this manual carefully to get the most out of your new OP-Z. once you've become acquainted with its operation, use it as a reference guide. for even deeper understanding visit the ems site
and take a lesson, check out the latest videos and sign up for a workshop.
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power on / off
charging the battery
replacing the battery
low battery indicator
inputs and outputs
track select button
tracks / patterns / step buttons
how to record
select plug / preset
kill track notes / panic
link / unlink tracks
using step components
clear step components
step components + app
project + app
mixer + app
using the metronome
audio tracks 1 – 4 (drum group)
audio tracks 5 – 8 (synth group)
using punch-in effects
punch-in effects + app
input selection (beta)
input source settings
usb audio monitor mode
midi config shortcuts
midi config content mode
midi config via app
incoming midi table
pairing with OP-Z
navigating the app
check that the following items are included when you open the box
OP-Z quick guide
use this to get started creating your first pattern, and as a reference guide for buttons, parameters and step components.
OP-Z cheat sheets
overlays to accompany the quick guide.
standard usb to usb-c cable for midi, for data transfer between OP-Z and computer, and for charging the OP-Z internal battery.
thank you so much!
uvi’s sound design team / uvi.net
thomas s white
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-Z first. never connect the 3.5mm plugs going from the OP-Z‘s input or output to a mic input on a sound card with phantom power active. this could destroy the ports on the OP-Z. 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-Z placed so it is level and sure to remain stable. use your OP-Z where the ambient temperature is between 10° and 35° C (50° and 95° F) and the relative humidity is between 0 and 95%RH. never install or use the unit in any of the following locations:
warranty and return policy
the OP-Z 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 regulatory compliance
warning: changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
note: 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:
ised regulatory compliance
this device contains licence-exempt transmitters that comply with innovation, science and economic development canada’s licence-exempt rss(s).
operation is subject to the following two conditions:
1. this device may not cause interference.
2. this device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.
l’émetteur exempt de licence contenu dans le présent appareil est conforme aux cnr d’Innovation, sciences et développement économique canada applicables aux appareils radio exempts de licence. l’exploitation est autorisée aux deux conditions suivantes :
1. l’appareil ne doit pas produire de brouillage;
2. l’appareil doit accepter tout brouillage radioélectrique subi, même si le brouillage est susceptible d’en compromettre le fonctionnement.
this equipment complies with ic rss-102 radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment. this transmitter must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.
cet équipement est conforme aux limites d'exposition aux radiations ic cnr-102 établies pour un environnement non contrôlé. cet émetteur ne doit pas être situé ou fonctionner conjointement avec une autre antenne ou un autre émetteur.
CAN ICES-3 (B)/NMB-3(B)