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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. available for ios
. download from the relevant app store.
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.
this step is not necessary on android. note however that on android, location services permission is required for ble connection.
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 with your ios device.
on android with usb-c you can connect directly, otherwise use an otg adapter.
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 sequence photos and videos, as well as tweak and apply live visual effects. choose images and videos from your photo library or snap new images directly in the app.
a photomatic camera roll consists of 24 image slots. play the piano keys on track 16 to display the corresponding images or videos. you can sequence these changes just like you program musical notes.
use the navigation arrows to choose the active image slot.
tip: press the area between the navigation arrows to re-trigger the slot. this is useful to restart videos and photos that have animations.
there are 10 photomatic rolls avaiable. switch roll by tapping the current roll text in the status bar.
it’s also possible to switch roll by holding shift and pressing the black keys 1-10.
use the color dials on track 16 to apply adjustments to your images. press shift to access the different
sets of controls:
while holding shift 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 the library button to choose images and videos from your photo library. supported are: png, jpg, mp4, mov, gif (ios and mac only).
when selecting videos, the maximum length is 10 seconds.
tap the camera button to toggle the camera on your device on/off.
use the flip button to toggle between the different available cameras.
the snap button takes a photos and stores it on the currently selected slot.
pro-tip: use the note keys on the OP–Z to quickly switch slot before snapping new photos.
tap the edit button to enter the roll editor mode. this lets you apply color adjustments and animations to individual roll slots.
there are also some settings that apply to the entire camera roll.
there are four different editor pages:
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.
the official online guide is conveniently available inside the app. an internet connection is needed to access the guide.
this feature is currently not available on android.
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.
on android refer to your device vendor on how to connect external displays.
using itunes: connect your ios device to your computer and launch itunes. click the minuscule device button next to the music dropdown 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 videos and a simple configuration file called camerarollroll.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.
on macos 10.15 catalina you can access ios files directly in finder. files are located in:
on android files are located in /storage/emulated/0/Android/data/com.teenageengineering.te012/files
or wherever the device vendor places app files