I wanted to use a mp3 as a reference track on my op-1 to help with sound design and mixing. I figured that rather then adding it as a sample or a track (which would require me to disable master effects settings) - the best way would be to add it as a side_b on the album.
But USB disk mode did not accept me just dragging in a side_b.aif audio file - as soon as I left DISC mode it would recreate side_b.aif track and overwrite my uploaded file.
… After some experimentation I think I found a reliable way to add audio as an album file in USB disk mode and have op-1 accept it (instead of recreating it).
OP-1 requires album files to be exactly 6 minutes (63.5) mb, and be encoded with
Using the following FFmpeg command, I was able to do this:
ffmpeg \ -i source.mp3 \ -af "apad=whole_len=15876000" \ -acodec pcm_s16le \ side_b.aif
This assumes the mp3 is 44100 Hz stereo.
Hopefully this is helpful for anyone looking to do the same.