Ability to load samples from the iOS App?


#1

Seems you can load new synth engines and sample packs - but what about your own individual samples from the iOS app? Can anyone confirm or deny?


#2

I’m interested in learning how to do this as well.


#3

Doesn’t work with the app. To the best of my knowledge it doesn’t work with iOS at all since you can’t mount the OP-Z in content mode on iOS devices.


#4

It would definitely be a huge plus, even if it required implementing a different file transfer protocol on the OP-Z. And I don’t think it’s impossible, there are IOS apps that transfer data to some of the Elektrons via USB, for example.


#5

I see… But has anyone done this with a PC though?


#6

This is something that you feel has got to happen and if for some reason it doesn’t it’ll be a huge missed opportunity.

Your phone is now the audio device everyone has with them all the time and whether to capture found sounds or process them it is going to be a part of any truly mobile workflow.

On iOS transfer from AudioShare has got to be possible. If the audio snapshots you can capture on the OP-Z could be transferred to your phone processed and dropped back in as samples it would open up a whole resampling workflow.


#7

I’ve had some mixed success using a Ravpower wifi battery pack to mount the op-z in iOS and load sample packs on the go, but it’s really cumbersome and not very reliable. Opening samples in the op-z app would make the most sense. Maybe some sort of sample pack tool in-app? Totally agree with Skipp’s comments above.


#8

I’m pretty irritated that I bought a $200 (used, good deal, thank god) screen for the OP-Z that doesn’t really provide any expanded functionality. Swapped a couple OEM packs in/around via the app, so it’s certainly capable of some kind of data transfer, but… Nothing.
In the meantime, it mounts EASILY to my Android phone with an OTG cable (Android as host / female plug), and Android’s basic file browser allows for dropping in the proprietary aiff and deleting unwanted ones, so so easily. I use the OP-Utility app to create that file with my previously edited samples.
Mostly, Fuck Apple and their closed system. And boo to TE for not developing an Android app, nor a fully functional iOS app, thereby requiring 2+ devices in addition to the OP-Z, which all seems counter to the ethos of the OP-Z’s supposed portability.

/end rant


#9

@jesiah said:
In the meantime, it mounts EASILY to my Android phone with an OTG cable (Android as host / female plug), and Android’s basic file browser allows for dropping in the proprietary aiff and deleting unwanted ones, so so easily.

Now you’ve got me wondering where I can find a cheap Android phone to throw in my bag with the op-z!