OP-1 Tips and Tricks

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#341

@TiboDzi I have two SoundClouds I post my stuff on - here’s my favourite track from the ‘silly’ one:
Listen to Howdy by Yung Old #np on #SoundCloud
https://soundcloud.com/elliot-fightmaster/howdy

And from the more serious one:
https://soundcloud.com/elliot-ashton-stretch/something-different


#342

Beautiful stuff.


#343

I always wanted to try manual tape recording, so I whipped this up really quick. It works great! Just fold the ends for clearance between knobs, and you’ve got yourself a tight little finger jog wheel like setup that snaps on to the knobs very well.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/fumzHhM9xJudaq3K6


#344

@TiboDzi here’s the tape dude!
https://soundcloud.com/elliot-ashton-stretch/sets/gut-feelings


#345

@dawg_dawgenstein said:
@TiboDzi here’s the tape dude!
https://soundcloud.com/elliot-ashton-stretch/sets/gut-feelings

That’s great work !


#346

Incase anyone missed this blog first time round here’s an excellent explanation of the early synth engines on OP1, by a user here?? (help me if you remember who).

http://op-101.blogspot.com/?m=1


#347

@Spheric_El said:
Incase anyone missed this blog first time round here’s an excellent explanation of the early synth engines on OP1, by a user here?? (help me if you remember who).

Yeah, that’s @raigan’s excellent analysis!


#348

Thanks @Vehka :slight_smile:


#349

Yeah how do you copy/paste the finger seq?


#350

Use lift + drop. You can lift one finger sequence and drop it into another.


#351

@l0c said:
Use lift + drop. You can lift one finger sequence and drop it into another.

cool great tip that


#352

Drop a loop shift lifted (copied) from the tape into the drum sampler on the first key. Hold the key with the drum loop to use it as a live triggered background. Now while holding the key with the loop running turn the arpeggiator on. The arp now only affects the keys pressed after activating the arpeggiator. You can also adjust arp settings. The key with the loop pressed before remains unaffected by the arpeggiator.


#353

Two really really simple ones here:

I like the emulated tape-slow-down of both the stop button and the tape trick tape-stop key (key 4 when tape is playing), but sometimes I want an instant stop. Using the tape trick buttons, if you hit the tape-stop and reverse simultaneously, it instantly stops with no “slow-down” effect.

Similarly, if you want to use the speed of the tape trick slow-down as a final stopper on your track (as the stop button slow-down is much quicker): hit stop and tape-stop simultaneously


#354

@spencmo said:
I was trying to think how to move to accurate divisions of a bar on the tape (like 1/4 or 1/2) and found a somewhat workable solution…

If go to an empty part of your tape and hold down the tape trick repeat button (6) then press record and play then stop it will create a 1/16th long bit of tape you can lift and drop and use to kind of measure out what ever division of a bar you might need.

Maybe someone knows a better way to do this that isn’t as hacky.

I just figured out another pretty nifty way to get 1/8 time division instead of just 1/4. Simply double your tempo! Of course, this only works if your regular tempo is 110 or lower, but I just tried it and it works. This way, you can snap between grid markers accurately with shift+> or shift+<. Boom!


#355

Trick for drones:

  1. Select the sound-texture
  2. Press Record
  3. While recording, turn the blue knob left or right (You’ll not hear any difference in sound).
  4. When you press play, you will hear that the sound was recorded with Tape “accelerations” and “decelerations” (pitch down and up).
    Have not found any use for this trick yet)

#356

By the way, this trick can add “humanity” to Finger.
While recording turn the blue knob to the left and to the right on one/two clicks :slight_smile:
OP-1 will record some Tape artefacts and they sound cool with drums
Recording the white knob works too.


#357

Any chance someone has all these tricks in a Wiki? feel like we have enough Tips & Tricks to start one


#358

The CWO can be pretty useful for fake scratching sounds. Using an organic sound (something not too synth-ey), set the frequency and feedback at zero, and fiddle with the delay knob while playing some simple melodies. With a bit of patience (several takes), chopping/rearranging, and sheer luck, some pretty cool results can be achieved. This link is a good example.

https://soundcloud.com/user-388190003/sleap-on-it