Your favorite gear to pair up with the OP-1?


#1

Hey yall!


The OP-1 is own to be a more standalone workstation but I was wondering what are some of your favorite gear that you like to pair up with the OP-1, and why? I’m looking for some ideas.

thank you!

#2

My MV8800, as it is a stereo sampler… to be honest though the OP does work best for me when on its own, as you mention. Just so much to explore on it as it stands - throwing yet more variables into the mix results in options paralysis, for me anyway!


#3

For me a portable field recorder is invaluable. I often record samples into the op1 from what I’ve collected and I also use it to jam back out to so I’m not limited to the record players duration limit. Organelle paired with it is great fit, I mainly use fx patches on it. iPad apps like fugue machine via an oplab are good fun too.


#4

Man- two bits of gear is amazing when one is OP-1.
It’s been said that Octatrack and op-1 ends all gas. It is true they work so well firing at each other and is ultimate.
Another Op 1 is my usual answer to a 2nd synth companion and yes that’s a total buzz.Double heaven, but since it’s shot up in price it’s not as viable.
So anything with a click sync is good.Volcas(FM or keys),monotribe and ofcourse pocket operators!


#5

Yea, the portability aspect of the synth is key for me. I’m just thinking that maybe i could add something else to it Maybe a better mic?

the Volca keys do seem tempting,


#6

I love recording synth notes, drum beats, and everything in between to a cassette player then bouncing things back for some tape mojo. Sometimes i’ll bounce back and forth adding layers of FX until the original source is obliterated!


#7
Man- two bits of gear is amazing when one is OP-1. It's been said that Octatrack and op-1 ends all gas. It is true they work so well firing at each other and is ultimate. Another Op 1 is my usual answer to a 2nd synth companion and yes that's a total buzz.Double heaven, but since it's shot up in price it's not as viable. So anything with a click sync is good.Volcas(FM or keys),monotribe and ofcourse pocket operators!

ditto, octatrack or really any sampler really brings the op1 to life imo


#8

MPC Live. I bounce samples back and forth between the two and then finally end up with the samples and loops on the MPC Live and melodic of solo instrumentation on the OP-1. Both travel well but battery and size are much nicer with OP-1.


#9

sonically, the strymon elCapistan is a match made in heaven


#10

Favourite Op1 buddies -

IPad (usually running Quantum>OP1 and OP1>Looperverse).
Octatrack.
Dictaphone.


#11

I love it with my MPC touch as the command center and the OP1 is free to just be an instrument. Also OP1 with my guitar is a infinity well.