The OP-Z Wiki

Hi all, I’m in the process of taking my OP-Z notes from here/Elektronauts/youtube and putting them into an organized Wiki. It will take a while, but I’ve already put together the beginnings of a few helpful articles.

The goal is to make the most comprehensive OP-Z resource available, so please reach out with any corrections you might have and/or organizational suggestions. I’ll need help further down the line, but for right now it’s just me making the actual content.

I just shared a page on Punch-in FX & the Performance track: Punch‐in FX & the Performance Track · windowbed/op-z Wiki · GitHub

And I think some folks might be interested in the Glitches page: Glitches · windowbed/op-z Wiki · GitHub

Eventually the step components page will probably be the most complete, but I’m a little nervous about splitting it into a ton of different pages vs. having one GIANT step components page.

Anyway, I just wanted to share and solicit some feedback. Thanks!


Thanks James - this is awesome

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Fantastic idea! How can one contribute?

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Thank you!

I could really use suggestions about how to organize the information, and how best to represent different things like notes on steps, step components, parameter values, CC values, etc. You can see a test page to the side that’s super ugly, Step Components by Example.

So if anyone has that type of design skill that would be immensely helpful because I don’t have it and I hate learning that stuff.

Also, I’ll definitely need someone else to cover more beginner-friendly topics. I’ve gone so far down the rabbit hole that I don’t have a great sense of how to present any of this information without it being absolutely overwhelming, so I’m sure someone else would be better at making the less deep articles.

Also editing for consistency.

Or structuring the whole thing.

Basically if anyone wants to be involved and has ideas we should talk. Either over DM, Discord, or we could do a lot of discussion here so it’s out in the open.

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I volunteer for the light track - not because I’m a DMX expert, but I used it quite a bit. Maybe it will provoke some real experts to clarify some topics that are still a mystery to me :wink:

I don’t want to step on anybody’s toes, but the OP-Z guide by @DerNeils is very well structured and has great visuals, just sayin’.

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This is perfect for me, since I have no experience using the lights track. Thanks!

It does highlight a dilemma I have with the Wiki, though: how do we strike a balance between 1 article per track and 1 “Tracks” article? Here’s the continuum in my brain, in order of fewer to more pages:

  1. One article: a single Tracks article that covers details about all 16 tracks
  2. Two articles: one Audio Tracks article and one Control Tracks article
  3. Four articles: Drums, Synths, FX/Tape, Control
  4. Eight articles: Drums, Synths, FX1/FX1/Tape, Master, Performance/Punch-In, I/O, Lights, Motion

Of course we could also have just one page and still use one of the other options to organize the sub-topics. What do you think?

If they’re willing to help out that would be amazing. Their pictograms, organization, etc., would all be perfect for a project like this.

Honestly I’m not that experienced with github - but for me, option 4. Eight articles would make sense - Also not sure if very basic topics have to be covered at all, it could just link to the latest TE manual url. What is missing from my perspective is rather an organized deep-dive guide on these more complicated topics and nerdy tricks that make this device so unique, like you did for the step components. I learned a lot from a performance that took me weeks to prepare, where I maxed out the light and photomatic capabilities, integrating external midi controls for both.