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use the two octave keyboard to play notes on the currently selected track.
press play to start playback from the start of the active pattern. while playing you can press play to restart playback.
press stop while the sequencer is playing to
press stop while sequencer is stopped to end all active notes.
pressing stop twice while sequencer is stopped will also clear all audio buffers.
hold track and press stop to fade out hanging notes on the active track.
track super panic
hold track and press stop twice to kill sound on the active track.
there are many ways to edit your recorded or programmed material. here is an overview of the various edit operations.
press an empty step to add the last played note to that step.
press a lit step (indicated by red light) to clear it.
press and hold any step to copy it to memory.
copying another step or playing a note using the musical keyboard replaces the copied step in memory.
whenever a step is copied to memory, pressing any empty step will paste it.
edit step note
hold a lit step and press notes to change the notes on that step.
add parameter lock
hold any step and turn any dial to lock or edit the dial parameter on that step.
clear parameter locks
hold a step and hold stop until all steps are lit to clear all parameter locks on that step. release before to abort.
hold record and stop and wait until all steps are lit to clear all parameter locks on the current track. release before to abort.
hold track and stop and wait until all step lights are lit. this will clear all triggers on the current track. release before to abort.
hold a lit step and press another step to set the duration of the held step.
press and hold a step and press – or + to shift timing of that step 1 tick back or forward.
each step has a resolution of 24 ticks.
holding a lit step while the sequencer is stopped will play a preview of that step, as well as copy it to memory.
hold a lit step and use the pitch bend to modify the velocity for that step.
one of the most powerful features of the OP-Z is its many possibilities to record your tweaks and operations, whether it is through live recording or through careful step by step recording.
the record button
the record button, or 'rec' is used for example when live recording events into the sequencer.
hold record while the sequencer is running to record all input from the piano keys.
step by step recording
hold record while the sequencer is stopped and use the musical keyboard to record notes step by step.
hold record and turn a dial while the sequencer is running to record that parameter to the steps.
hold rec + play while the sequencer is playing to lock recording mode. all input is recorded without the need for holding down rec.
if the sequencer is stopped
when holding rec + play then recording will be armed and any note will start record lock mode.
release record lock
press play or stop to release record lock if engaged.
press – while holding rec for subtractive recording mode. held notes will now be removed from active steps.