OP-1 from Teenage Engineering. MIDI Sync and recording setup

Hi all,

I hope someone can help me.

I am able to record the sound of the OP-1 as an external instrument trhough the line-in of my audio interface however I want to control the OP-1 via my M-Audio keyboard, as the OP-1 keyboard is not velocity sensitive. Also it would intergrate better in my DAW workflow which I developed for years now.

I read through various articles and watched many youtube videos but somehow I guess that the OP-1 is not as easy to connect as other external synths. I did not find any help for this special case.

Does anyone have experience with this?

My setup:

Computer: Windows 10, 64 bit
DAW: Studio one 5, latest version
Audio Interface: Steinberg UR22mk II, driver version:
Keyboard: Keystation 61 MK3

I do have also a USB to MIDI host, but I hope it is possible to get it work w/o this host and use the audio interface only.

Thanks a lot!

the OP1 needs a USB Midi host in order to connect to other devices

if your gunna use the computer then that is your host
(if not then u need a separate host device)

sounds like u want to use the computer
so easiest way would be to plug both your keyboard and op1 to your computer via USB
then route the midi from the keyboard to the op1 via your DAW
easy peasy

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Hi docshermsticks

Thank you so much for your reply.
Yes I use a computer. I knew those things and tried it already but somehow I can’t get it work. I dont
Do you use it the OP-1 in a DAW, if yes, which DAW?
I don’t know what I’m doing wrong or if Studio One in general has a problem with synchronization with the OP-1. If you use Studio One, would you kindly show me the settings (screenshots)?

Thank you!