10 years with the OP1! A decade later and there’s still nothing else quite like it. Here’s a quick overview of what it’s actually capable of and why I think everyone should at least try it out:
I don’t understand how it still has a mini usb jack… They could have gone to usb-c for the redesign… I hate mini usb and would never buy anything with it at this point… Usb-c is the new standard for a reason… Plus why not have easy change batteries if your cheaper device has it?? Stuff like that is just crazy to me and i feel the opz replaced the op1 for me… I know others swear by it but i can’t get into it.
Two different beasts IMO.
Did you find any figures for sales of the OP1? just curious about many have been sold.
i’m guessing something like hundreds of thousands but no I don’t know.
In the first 5 years (2011-2016), I estimated a long time ago, based on the original serial number format, that around 15000 units had been produced.
thanks for that.
wow, that is a lot of OP1s sold. go TE!
I’m the only person I know personally that has an OP1. But a friend’s 12yo kid saw mine, and said his school had one. And I’ve seen the OP1 in the MOMA design stores in New York and Tokyo, which must give it a lot of exposure outside of just the music scene obsessive-types.
I have a feeling that it’s way more than that.
Apparently it’s a very common instrument in places like germany/sweden.
As I said, that figure does not account for the last 5 years… it is impossible to say, maybe there was some huge increase in sales for that period, but for sure the last price increase has caused a negative impact on that.