a good way to get you started is to follow the quick guide and colored overlays that comes with your OP-Z.
turn the yellow knob clockwise to turn on the OP-Z.
after the startup sound the unit is ready to be used.
keep turning to adjust the master volume.
connect the included usb cable to the unit and charge it using a computer or any charger with a usb port.
holding screen, the amount of lit led lights indicate from 1 to 16 how much battery is left.
to pair the unit with the OP–Z app activate ble on your device and open the OP–Z app. in the app, go to 'devices' and press 'scan'. push the button on the back of OP–Z and press 'connect' in the app.
the led will be blinking blue when available for pairing, and solid green when paired.
use the colored overlays that came with the packaging to optimize this quick guide tour.
in the app go to 'OP-Z' to access the interface.
start the sequencer by pressing play and listen to the current pattern.
OP-Z is now in play mode. press stop to pause the music.
press and hold project and press 0-9
to select a project. on your new unit, project 0
is empty and a good option when starting to build your own patterns. each project contains 16 patterns and the first pattern is selected by default.
each pattern contains 16 tracks. press and hold track and press kick to select the kick track.
the active track is indicated by a white led when holding the track selection button.
use the piano keys on the musical keyboard to find a sound you like. the latest played sound can be placed in the sequencer by pressing the step buttons. use the second overlay as an example of where to place the notes.
do the same with snare, percussion and bass. select the tracks, find sounds and place them in the sequencer. this is called step programming.
in addition to step programming you can also record live. select the lead track, and while in play mode, hold rec and play notes on the musical keyboard. the notes will be placed in the sequencer according to your own free timing.
press and hold track together with stop for a second if your want to clear the current track and record again.
to gradually quantize notes on the currently selected track hold track and turn the yellow dial.
if you want to add glide or portamento between notes, again on the currently selected track, hold track and turn the red dial.
press and hold tempo. turn the green dial to adjust the bpm to your liking, between 40–200 bpm.
you can also hold tempo and press the numbers 0-9
corresponding to the bpm you want.
finally you can tap tempo by holding tempo and tapping any of the white piano keys.
each step can have its own step components, adding unique playback behavior per step. select a step, select a component and adjust settings, 0-9
example: let's trigger a step every fourth cycle. select the snare track by holding track and snare. hold shift and press the two last steps on the sequencer. keep holding shift and press the last step component key. now press 9
see chart 02 for a reference of all the step components.
now that you have created a pattern it's time to punch in some effects. hold track and press perc to select that track.
while in play mode press and hold shift and momentarily hold the piano keys to add different punch-in effects.
if also holding rec the punch-in effects will be recorded and stored to the performance track.
performance mode works like punch-in effects except you don't have to hold shift and all tracks are affected.
hold track and press perform to go to performance mode.
while in play mode press the piano keys to add punch-in effects.
any recorded effects are stored to the steps and can be cleared by pressing the corresponding steps again.
the color dials are used to adjust the parameters of OP-Z. turning a dial on an audio track will affect the sound of that track. by holding a step and turning the dials you lock the corresponding parameters to that specific step.
each track can have multiple pages of parameters. press shift to toggle page. each page is color coded so you always know what you’re controlling. see chart 03 for reference of parameter pages.
by holding track or top index buttons and turning color dials you get access to even more controls.
holding track lets you control default note length, playmode, quantization and glide for the active track.
holding mixer controls drum and synth bus levels, global compressor and global level.
hold tempo to adjust bpm, swing, and the sound and level of the metronome. see chart 01 for reference.