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in addition to being a powerful sequencer, OP-Z is also a fully capable portable sampler. sampling on OP-Z is done using the built-in microphone, the headset microphone, via usb, or via the line module
. you can sample to any of the eight instrumental tracks.
using the drum tracks you can easily create your own drum kits, while using the synth tracks you can turn any sound into a playable melodic instrument. capture the world around you and instantly turn it into music.
create user sample
hold track together with an empty slot 1-0 to create a new user sample pack.
remove user sample
hold track together with an existing user slot 1-0 for three seconds to remove a sample pack.
enter sample mode
press and hold stop + rec to enter sample mode. this is where you record and tweak your samples.
exit sample mode
press stop while in sample mode to exit and return to normal operation.
press play to toggle previewing of the active input source on or off.
toggle test tone
press track to toggle a test tone of 440 Hz on or off. this corresponds to the middle A note and can be used as a tuning reference when sampling.
test tone volume
adjust the volume of the test tone by pressing and holding track while turning the green dial.
press and hold play and press the top track buttons 1 - 16 to adjust input gain.
button 4 (sample track) corresponds to 0 db.
press and hold rec to start recording from the active input source. release rec to stop recording.
select usb source
to use usb as the active input source, first connect OP-Z to a mobile device or a computer, and then select OP-Z as the active audio output device. this enables you to sample digitally, via usb.
the built-in microphone is the default input source for sampling and is active as long as no other source is selected.
select headset source
press the headset's button to toggle the headset as the active input source.
you can select input source manually by holding play and pressing 1-3 to select source
note the led on the left side of the unit, it lights green when the microphone is active, orange when the headset is active
sampling to any of the drum tracks (kick, snare, perc and sample) will allow you to create a drum kit made up of 24 sounds, or slices, distributed across the musical keyboard.
the source is a single audio file, up to 12 second long and fully compatible with the OP-1 drum kit file format. use the color dials to adjust the parameters for each slice. here are the available primary parameters:
turn the green dial to adjust sample start for the active slice.
turn the blue dial to adjust sample end for the active slice.
turn the yellow dial to adjust the pitch of the sample for the active slice.
turn the red dial to adjust sample gain for the active slice.
press shift to access secondary parameters (yellow leds):
after pressing shift you can turn the yellow dial to adjust sample playback direction for the active slice: normal or reversed.
also while on the second parameter page, turn the red dial to adjust playmode for the slice between gate, trigger or loop.
sample pitch (in half notes)
press – or + to adjust the pitch in half note steps for the active slice.
press and hold shift and press any note to copy a slice from the active note position to the pressed one.
sampling to any of the synth tracks (bass, lead, arp and chord) will give you an up to 6 second long chromatic sample.
use the synth sampler when you want an easy way to play melodic content. the main parameters are as follows:
turn the green dial to adjust the sample start position.
turn the blue dial to adjust the sample end position.
turn the yellow dial to adjust the pitch of the sample.
turn the red dial to adjust the sample gain.
press shift to access the secondary parameter page (yellow leds):
sample loop in
turn the green dial to adjust the sample loop in position.
sample loop out
turn the blue dial to adjust the sample loop out position.
turn the yellow dial to adjust playback direction: normal or reversed.
sample pitch (in half notes)
press – or + to adjust the pitch in half note steps.