Disclaimer: I’m very new to the OP-1 (Field). I’ve found the manual to be very basic and have been figuring out live looping workflows through trial and error. I finally had a breakthrough and thought I’d share here, for any others new to the Field.
The problem I was running into was that it was easy to initially arm a track for recording (shift-record), but once in that state you couldn’t switch tracks. And once I exited record mode (hitting play button), I couldn’t figure out how to re-arm the record state again. I’d have to press and hold the record button, which was annoying.
Instead once a track is playing, you use the record-play button combo to arm the track for recording. Maybe that was obvious to others, but took a long time for me to realize that.
So workflow at the moment for live looping:
- Choose initial track for recording and set your loop point. Use shift-record to arm track, press play to start session.
- Once you have your first loop, press the play button (this exits record mode and allows track switching) and switch to next track.
- Now press record-play and that track is now armed for your next layer/instrument.
- Rinse and repeat.
Any other workflows folks have found? I’m just experimenting with live looping sessions and seeing what I can come up with.
Note: I’m guessing this info might be in the OP-1 section, but thought I’d share here with my findings.