I’m testing the OP-Z with the Expert Sleepers FH-1, a promising start but after a while I’m getting strange results. As you might know, FH-1 translates MIDI into CV and it’s endlessly configurable, so for example you could use it to send four pairs of gate/CV, or turn MIDI CC into CV LFOs, or many combinations in between. It even has an expansion for adding more outputs… Sounds great if it works with the OP-Z, right?
However. When I connect the OP-Z straight to the FH-1, some notes are dropping out —like, I can program a straight four on the floor and only one or two notes per measure is played—. No step components or anything fancy. It also “freezes” from time to time, FH-1 stops sending data altogether while the OP-Z is playing alright. Also of note: I’m not inputting any CV into the FH-1, the kind that causes the OP-1 to get crazy when I used with the Expert Sleepers as well.
So then I connected the OP-Z to an iConnectivity iConnectMIDI4+ box (to the controller USB input), and from that box to the FH-1. It works overall better, with an occasional freeze, the only big problem is that when I use some punch-in effects the CV tuning gets a little crazy (I’m guessing the punch-in effects “overload” the MIDI messages that the FH-1 receives and it causes it to malfunction a little?).
I get that this is a very specific configuration, but has somebody succeeded in connecting the OP-Z to the FH-1?