OP-Z Hidden Microphone Feature


#1

I did not find this hidden feature (someone on Facebook did and then I heard about it on Discord… what a world) but I think I narrowed down some of its functionality.

  1. Go to the tape track
  2. Hold shift and press the module track so it is lit yellow (the module track is the little “c” in the box)
  3. Press play (the tape track and I think the module track need to be unmuted)
  4. Tilt the OP-Z and press the screen button to activate the microphone and continuously feed it into the tape track
  5. Have fun! As usual, press stop to capture a moment in time, feed other stuff into the tape and make beautiful layers!

Edit #1: Oh, I should mention, it also helps to have something sequenced on the tape or a key pressed so that the tape actually runs

Edit #2: spelling…(shit v. shift)


#2

Sounds cool. Got a video?


#3

Hold shit?


#4

@lescour1 said:
Hold shit?

Wouldn’t want to crap on your OP-Z, right?
Then again, he might’ve misspelled ‘shift’.


#5

@bpcook
Great find, thanks!

This somehow makes me hopeful that we’ll get a proper sampler…


#6

@VVLV said:

@lescour1 said:
Hold shit?

Wouldn’t want to crap on your OP-Z, right?
Then again, he might’ve misspelled ‘shift’.

You hold the shit in your other hand. Opz stays clean. It’s a secret hack for extra funk.


#7

Can someone make a vid of this? Sounds lit


#8

https://youtu.be/-tGL-buZ94Y


#9

Thanks. I made you a song. https://soundcloud.com/birthcenter/holdshit


#10

:smiley:


#11

seriously though that’s an incredible hidden feature. Thanks a lot, that’s really cool. @bpcook


#12

@Birthcenter said:
Thanks. I made you a song. https://soundcloud.com/birthcenter/holdshit

That’s the best thing anyone has ever made for me. You really held shit together.


#13

i cant make it happen. video? more details please. thanks


#14

Sorry. I do not have time to make and post a video right now. Hopefully work calms down soon. I will try to post one eventually.


#15

The fact that this uses the Module track seems to indicate a future spot for a line-in Sampler module.


#16

Maybe we should start taking bets on how long that will take to happen…


#17

There is a hint/easter egg on that topic in the file system - https://github.com/lrk/z-po-project/blob/master/docs/engines.md


#18

Is this for real? The Read Me file for the repository says “Attempt to research all information possibles about Teenage Engineering OP-Z” so it seems to be user generated.