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the third index button on the top side of OP-Z is the tempo button. this is represented by a metronome symbol and is used for adjusting project-wide tempo in bpm, swing setting and the metronome sound and level. by pressing and holding tempo you access the different tempo functions.
tempo in OP-Z is set in beats per minutes (bpm).
values between 40 – 200 bpm can be used.
use one of the following ways to set bpm on OP-Z.
press and hold tempo and turn the green dial. current bpm is indicated by 0 - 9 leds.
press and hold tempo and enter the desired bpm with the value keys.
example: holding tempo and pressing 1 + 2 + 0 will set bpm to 120.
press and hold tempo and repeatedly tap any of the white piano keys.
while the sequencer is running, press and hold tempo and momentarily press – / + to nudge tempo down or up. this can be handy when jamming together with others in a non synced setting.
to lock the current tempo, hold the tempo button and press shift. tempo won't change until unlocked by pressing shift again.
swing is a way to slightly alter the timing of notes played in a sequence. to add swing hold tempo and turn the blue dial. no swing is a 50% setting.
turn the dial as you wish and listen for that perfect groove.
note: swing is only applied to step-programmed and
quantized live recorded notes.
to use the metronome when playing or recording make sure the sequencer is running and hold tempo.
turn up the metronome level by using the red dial.
select a sound for the metronome, ranging from click, swedish, english, german, japanese to italian, using the yellow dial.
turn the red dial counterclockwise all the way to turn the metronome off again.
sending midi clock to OP-Z will automatically activate the external sync mode. this is indicated by the track leds 1-16 blinking green, in groups of four.
by default, incoming midi clock is disabled, this can be configured in the midi settings.