Hi there, I’ve recently got an Elektron Model Cycles and I’ve been enjoying playing with it and the OP-Z at the same time. I’d like to be able to do this without also needing to carry a mixer and it seems the OP-Z can do audio-through?:
I guess the easiest/safest way to tame a line level input is using an iRig 2 as an external input device with the OP-Z.
I myself am using a simple TRRS-splitter cable with devices that have their own volume control, but it is not recommended.
@Othytim This works definetely. I sequence a behringer model d and a microfreak with the opz. The synth output have their own volume control but still go into a little mono line mixer (behringer mx400, 20€). From there I get a mono line signal which runs into a trrs splitter cabel connected to the line out of the opz.
Screen+2 doesn’t work on my OP-Z. The option isn’t available. The 1 button is lit (and pressing it I can toggle on/off the internal mic), but the 2 button is not lit and nothing happens when I press Screen+2. I’m wondering if the splitter cable I got is any good.
Please can someone check their OP-Z and let me know if they can make the 2 button light without a splitter cable plugged in? I’m wondering if its the splitter cable I got or a problem with my op-z, as that 2 option just isn’t available at all for me.
Yeah, it’s a tricky one with a splitter. I’ve noticed that sometimes if the incoming signal is a bit too loud then it shuts off. This happens especially with a loud beat, so I can see why it seems to happen in time with the music. You have to keep that incoming audio turned down a bit more than you’d like. Also I find that I have to turn the OP-Z on before I turn on the other device, otherwise the option just isn’t there.
NO DOT use a straight splitter cable as the audio in is designed for powering an external headset mic and putting in an amplified source is very risky even if it has a volume control!
The iRig 2 is designed for changing the level/impedance for line level signals, has no hiss and means you can run in hot signals without fear of overloading the OP-Z input.
You can also run external in into the FX but as far as I know its only an on/off affair although a YT vid claims there’s some send when you hold down a top function button I’m so I’m not sure is this was changed in an update. I wish they would sort this out as I’d like to have an FX send rather than on/off.