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use the OP-Z app together with your OP-Z to get detailed info about your compositions, enable multi touch features and experience live 3d visuals. download the OP-Z app from app store. currently available for ios.
go to the devices screen in the app. if you have navigated somewhere else use the main menu to get there.
tap the scan button to show a list of ble devices available to your system.
push the pair button on the backside of your OP-Z. tap to connect when it appears in the device list.
if you prefer you can use a usb-c to lightning adapter to get a wired connection.
apart from acting as a screen for the OP-Z, the app provides a number of unique features of its own. everything can be accessed through the main menu.
press and hold the screen key on the OP-Z to access the main menu.
use any color dial on the OP-Z to scroll the main menu.
use the step keys to speed dial. release screen key to confirm your selection.
you can also access the main menu by tapping the screen icon in the status bar of the app. swipe to navigate the menu. tap to confirm your selection.
this is the OP-Z external screen and main user interface. view and tweak the multitude of parameters on your OP-Z.
on most tracks you get an overview of all the control parameters. the parameter indicators are grouped into pages just like on the OP-Z itself.
tap any of the indicators to select the parameter for touch tweaking. notice how the dial led colors change to match the selected page
drag your finger over the touch pad area to make fine adjustments to the selected parameter.
while editing step components on the OP-Z a wiring diagram will display temporarily on screen.
the performance track will show visual punch-in effects. punch-in effects are also overlain on the audio track screens when the shift key is held on OP-Z.
this is where you configure what plug goes in what slot on your OP-Z.
swipe to scroll through the list of available plugs for the active track.
the round slots at the bottom of the screen correspond to the 10 value keys on the OP-Z. grab the current plug from round area in the center of the screen. drag & drop to the slot where you want it.
when you are happy with you slot configuration hit commit to transfer to the OP-Z.
hit revert if you want to reload the configuration from your OP-Z.
photomatic lets you snap and arrange photos with the camera on your ios device. you can sequence the images and apply effects using the OP-Z.
a photomatic camera roll consists of 24 image slots.
play the 24 piano keys on track 16 to display the corresponding images. you can sequence these changes just like you sequences musical notes.
use the color dials on track 16 to apply photomatic adjustments to your images:
you can apply punch-in effects to photomatic too.
the black keys switch between the 10 photomatic camera rolls. the white keys apply various effects:
press and hold the screen index key to activate the photomatic remote shutter. press any of the 24 piano keys to snap photos with the camera on your ios device. photos will be saved to the corresponding slot in the photomatic camera roll.
while using the OP-Z remote shutter feature use a camera stand or friendly bystander to hold your ios device.
you can also use the touch screen to work with photomatic. swipe to scroll through the images. this will bring up a helpful touch button interface.
instead of snapping new photos you can load existing images from the photo library on your ios device.
tap the camera button to toggle the camera on your ios device on/off. the flip button cycles available cameras. the snap button takes a photo and saves it to the current image slot.
access the photomatic roll selection by tapping the current roll text in the status bar.
display and control live 2d or 3d visuals. load one of the included videopaks, or load one you or your friend made using the free unity toolkit videolab
use the musical keyboard on track 16 to control the visuals. black keys make cuts between cameras. white keys apply various effects while held. you can sequence these changes just like you sequences musical notes.
the color dials on track 16 can also be used to tweak various properties of the visuals.
access the selection of installed videopaks by tapping the current videopak text in the status bar.
if you have multiple OP-Z devices available you can browse them and select which one to connect to the app.
if your app is too old to work with the firmware of an available OP-Z you will get an option to upgrade the app. if the firmware is too old, visit the download page
for instructions on how to upgrade your OP-Z.
here you can tweak the midi connectivity settings
of your OP-Z.
select a parameter indicator and use the touch pad to edit the midi control change number it sends out.
tap the + and – buttons to edit the midi channel used by this track.
toggle the global midi settings by tapping these boxes. refer to the midi reference section for detailed descriptions of these settings.
this very guide conveniently available inside the app.
an internet connection is needed to access the guide.
the OP-Z app supports external displays over the ios lightning to hdmi adapter. simply connect the adapter to your ios device and run an hdmi cable from the adapter to an external display or projector.
photomatic and motion will automatically render to the external display. the app user interface stays on the ios device screen.
connect your ios device computer and launch itunes. click the minuscule device button next to the music dropdown in itunes.
in itunes click file sharing in the ios device panel to the left. select OP-Z in the list of available apps. under OP-Z documents to the right you will see a few folders.
the photomatic folder contains all your photomatic camera rolls. drag and drop the photomatic folder from itunes to your desktop. in the folder there are 10 subfolders, one for each photomatic camera roll. each roll folder contains up to 24 images and a simple configuration file called roll.json. if you edit the image content of a roll folder, trash the configuration file - the app will rebuild it once you relaunch. when you are done drag and drop the photomatic folder back to itunes to replace the old folder.
the motion folder is used to install custom videopaks. videopaks are designed in videolab, our unity toolkit. learn more about videolab on github
to install a custom videopak simply drag and drop it into the videopaks folder in itunes.