Just a quick question from a new op-1 owner. My built-in microphone has a distinct high pitched whine and noise when I use 10 db or 0 db settings. The pitch of the whine even changes if i tap the op1 or shake it a little bit, but the accelerometer/effects are not on.
My OP-1 does this as well, but the noises exist on the 20db setting as well - even louder! With the mic on, I can hear all sorts of digital chirping in response to the devices other functions (e.g. a whir when I lift a section of tape or load a new patch, etc.). I pretty much renders the mic useless for finished products. I think the solution is just to get a cheap external mic.
Hey pals - Just resurrecting this topic cause the only way I can record vocals is by lining in a mic… The built in mic is ok for really super loud sounds, but otherwise the noise floor is too high. I’ve had two OP-1s and both have had this issue. Anyone else found they’re able to record something like vocals to tape with the built in mic? I know that recording to drum sampler removes some of the digital cross-talk noises, but I actually wanna record to tape like an actual tape ya know
Seems I’m just gonna carry around my old micro-cassette recorder which you can throughput the mic of… I like it better than my zoom h1 haha. Anyone have any luck with super compact FX units? Something I could put in a small kit with OP-1, micro-cassette for mic and a lil FX boy. That’d be nice. Oh just realised I could use my OP-Z mic with it’s built in verb and delay etc! Ok… Nice. Can’t believe I haven’t done this yet