I actually have Volca Beats and Keys, and a novation Ultranova. I really need a Groovebox Sampler, and the fact that the OP-1 can be brought everywhere is awesome…
As owners and users of this synth, what’s you opinion, advices ?
Maybe the electribe but the sampler comes next year somewhen… so …and ARytm and Tempest cannot sample only use samples. The OP-1 is a little DAW with its tape (only for tracks, you have to bounce for more), I think it’s more an asthetic question whether you like the little guy/ girl and its possibilities and borders or not. If youre looking for fat standard sound it might not be your thing. But it does everything the others don’t.
" The fat standard sound " as you said, can be sampled on the OP-1, isn’t it ? (so it seems that you can do everything (almost) with it)
Buy the OP-1, but I am kinda biased hahahaha.
Maybe @Cuckoo will pop in here, since he owns a RYTM and OP-1.
That’s right, you have the drum sampler with 12 sec and the synth with 6 for the keyboard play. Then 8 slots for free sampler/ synth engine -choice. But you can only play one onstrument at a time,
sounds like what you really need is an octatrack.
I have recently sold my Elektorn gear (OT and A4) and have used a Rytm a number of times. The Rytm and the Op-1 are such different machines I wouldn't even start to try and compare them. I enjoyed all of the machines but the OP-1 and Rytm are the most fun by far for me. The Op-1 being th quickest to get to grips with.
If you can't get your hands on both machines I suggest you check out some videos on youtube or from the Elektronauts forum. They should give you a good idea of sound and worklow.
If you are in to traditional detailed sound programming, either sythesis or sample based then the AR has ir covered. The peformance capabilities are out of this world IMHO.
OP-1 is really cool, that’s for sure. The right companion for lonely train rides.
I’m searching used one, but hard to find at this price ^^ (and i’m affraid it’ll be in poor condition)
Hello. I heard my name being mentioned
Thx a lot for your post @cuckoo, appreciate
I’m planning to pick up the new Electribe myself, it looks great. It really does seem like the op-1 and electribe can do some beautiful damage, I’m banking on it (3-way with ipad).
P.S. I thought it looked plastic, but the electribe is sporting a metal case!
@quarantequatre = FR ?
@spacetravelmadeeasy yep this is not “only” a groovebox, I think there’s some capabilities of a groovebox.
Don’t expect that it will be easy to sync.