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project is the first of the four index buttons, on the top side of OP-Z. this is where you select the project and pattern that you wish to work on. each of the 10 projects holds 16 pattern. switch patterns instantly or create patterns chains to make longer compositions. you can also perform operations such as copying patterns and settings and more.
press and hold project and press the value keys 1-0 to select a project.
pro-tip: while playing, press play before selecting a new project to delay the switch until the end of the current bar
press and hold project and press the pattern keys 1-16 to select a pattern.
if the sequencer is playing, the patterns switches instantly,
maintaining the current step position for all tracks.
press and hold project and press play to enter chain mode. keep holding project and select up to 32 patterns to create a pattern chain or song sequence.
active pattern chains can be saved by holding project together with a white piano key.
press and hold project and press shift once to copy the currently active pattern.
keep holding project and press the destination pattern 1–16 to paste it.
pro-tip: keep holding project and select multiple patterns to quickly copy the pattern to multiple slots.
press and hold project and press shift twice to copy the currently active pattern settings.
keep holding project and press the destination pattern 1–16 to paste the settings.
press and hold project and press shift three times to copy the currently active track.
keep holding project and press the destination track 1–16 to paste it.
press and hold project and any value key 1-0 to save the active project to the slot corresponding to the pressed key.
press and hold project and stop and wait for the bar to fill up. when full the pattern is cleared. release before full to cancel the operation.
press and hold project and stop and shift to clear the entire project.
press and hold project and rec to render a 10 second audio file of the current pattern. the audio file will be saved to disk along with a copy of the project.
you can store up to 5 bounces. trying to store more than 5 bounces will result in a red led flash. use content mode
to access your bounces.
pro-tip: if you have an active pattern chain this will be bounced to disk. (still limited to 10 sec)
hold project and + to store a snapshot of the current project. any previous snapshot will be overwritten.
hold project and – to recall the stored project snapshot. any changes made since storing the snapshot will be overwritten.
by default, any changes to a project is automatically saved and there is no need to save manually.
manual save mode
you can toggle manual save mode and disable auto save by holding project and track for a few seconds.
manual save mode (alt.)
you can also hold project while turning on the power on OP–Z to start in manual save mode.
this can come in handy when lending OP–Z to your friends to prevent you from losing any of your patterns accidentally.
to manually save a project press and hold project and hold the desired project slot using the value keys 1-0.
when paired with the OP-Z app
, holding project will display the project page.
the project page gives an overview of the current project, pattern and pattern chain.
there are also some handy shortcut hints for button combinations, as well as visual progress feedback when performing operations.