I finally exported my full OP-Z out to ableton, and now have updated my firmware from the ooooooold version of the OS - I was on 1.2.8 from way back 19-09-06! (Didn’t want to update cause I’d heard the “new” LFO’s would change the sound of existing patterns)…
Here’s some of my reflections: praise-points & suggestions that I think would take the OP-Z to the next level…
The three “new” synth engines are great! Better than any of the existing engines. Sure they’re simple and there isn’t a lot of range, but they sound good, so that’s a step up!
The new chorus is very nice! The new reverb sounds pretty good. Definitely a step up from the OG reverb.
One thing I noticed when exporting was that sometimes after recording out a track out, I would switch to the next track, and notice a thickening of the sound, so I doubled it out. I didn’t do a real thorough check for mono phase compatability, but just putting it out there as a very simple way to thicken your exports up.
FEATURE REQUESTS: (Lemme know if there’s a way to do these things, but I’m just too slow to figure it out )
Persistent Mixer screen triple tap - Love this! But kinda useless without the app??? It would be great if holding down a specific track ie. kick when mixer screen is locked on let you ADJUST VOLUME of each track with a dial? Or even toggling the four knobs to be volume of tracks 1 to 4, and volume of tracks 5 to 8… Panning would be cool too.
Microtiming Nudge on whole tracks - plz plz plz - the feature is already there
You can perform to multiple tracks, but I don’t think you can record to multiple tracks at once… It would be rad for instance to set melody and chord to analog (my new favourite engine) then you have 7 note polyphony analog, and if the Z could do a bit of smart distribution of notes, I would find that really cool.
Copy tracks - after recording
Better Master Compressor - Current one just doesn’t sound very good. Doesn’t have mojo, or any agression to it. It’s more of a glove slap than a punch.
Just get rid of the Master Chorus, it sounds bad (the new chorus is dope!)