Pretty excited to see what the Rise controller could get out of OP-1’s synths. The problem is that both have midi over usb so I just have no idea how to connect them without using a computer. Anyone have any idea?
Or a standard USB hub and Midiflow if you’ve got an iOS device and a camera connection kit.
Thanks for the answers guys!
Alas most of the usb hosts I see are pretty expensive for a good but basic functionality.
Would a Op-Lab be more approrpiate? It seems to bring much more flexibility into a setup.
For example can I connect the Theremin CV outs to the OP-1 with no issues?
Or the Rise to other CV?
Sorry but I’m not exactly sure how all of this midi to cv works with the OP-1
hi @modular , keep me posted when you receive your rise.
Thanks for the information.
Yeah I would like as much as possible to bypass the computer as much as possible and use this setup as a wireless portable solution.
I think the OP-1 synths are pretty nice and could be influenced nicely by the Rise. Before I order a Op-lab I will definitely try to link them through a computer and keep you posted.
Just got the shipping date and its a week from now so follow this thread as I will try to keep you posted.
Anyway regarding my last question would be nice if anyone could enlighten me about the utility of the OP-lab as the Theremin could also be a nice expression device and would definitely convince me to get one also for the CV.
Guys I got it running. The OP-1 + Roli Rise with no computers involved using the Midi4+
I went for the utility choice as I found out about OP-lab’s limits and the higher price didn’t help.
OP-Lab is a great DIY experimentalist kind of tool but the Midi4 is definitely more studio ready.
I had so much fun with this combo. Sadly the expression that the OP-1 can receive is pretty limited but I got around that.
When playing single notes/leads the vibrato/glide is fantastic and it mostly functions beautifully.
As for chords there is no pitch bending sadly but the added velocity and fantastic feel of the Rise’s waves/keys made the OP-1’s synths shine.
I kept thinking that this must be one of the nicest digital synth I’ve ever played in my life.
So to compensate for the lack of native expression in this mode I set the cuttof to G-force and twisted the OP-1 in one hand while playing leads/chords with the other on the Rise… oh boy and what a ride that was @.@
I already contacted Roli support about this semi-compatibility and will contact TE to force their hand to join the MPE (Multitouch Polyphonic Expression) Mafia and add some advanced midi for the OP-1.
This pair is a match made in heaven… they just have few communication issues, once those sorted out… man beautiful things … I’m telling you guys… pure bliss as is… but if MPE will be supported on the OP-1 … no words
Will try to post a video… i got lost in the … it was … no words
@moduler Good to know !
@wam Glad you got it working properly.
I’m still on 32bits because of some vst’s that I use and didn’t test the Equator yet in Live as I was in the middle of a project and there is no win 32bit vst yet .
Will install the latest version of Ableton 64bit and see what happens with Equator in Live.
What I didn’t manage to do was play with Aalto in MPE mode. I think there is a problem with Live in that regard as it doesn’t support MPE at all.
Maybe I have to install Bitwig? Or send a email to Ableton to demand this as I don’t want yet another DAW (as nice as Bitwig might be).
Keep in touch!
I was glad to see this thread. I just ordered a Roli Rise 25 and part of getting it was the excitement of using it with the OP-1! I already have the Camera Connection Kit and a USB hub. I think I can get it all working. @moduler - any advice now that you’ve used the Roli for a while with the OP-1?
You can plug a Roli straight into an OP-Z and it’ll work. I’ve tried it with a Blocks keyboard. You even get pitch bend when you slide a finger sideways.