teenage engineering OP-Z Synthesizer and Multimedia Sequencer

BH #TEOPZ • MFR #TE012AS001
teenage engineering
teenage engineering OP-Z Synthesizer and Multimedia Sequencer
Key Features
  • 16-Track Sequencer
  • 16 Synthesis, Sampler & Control Tracks
  • Multiprogram Step Components
  • MIDI, CV, Trig Track Sequencing
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Building upon the success of the OP-1, the Teenage Engineering OP-Z is a portable all-in-one synthesizer and 16-track multimedia sequencer. The device can not only produce complete music tracks and sound effects, but is also capable of MIDI, CV, & trigger track sequencing, image & 3D graphic sequencing, and DMX light sequencing.
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teenage engineering OP-Z Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Sequencing
  • 3Instrument Tracks
  • 4General Features
  • 5Hardware

Building upon the success of the OP-1, the Teenage Engineering OP-Z is a portable all-in-one synthesizer and 16-track multimedia sequencer. The device can not only produce complete music tracks and sound effects, but is also capable of MIDI, CV, & trigger track sequencing, image & 3D graphic sequencing, and DMX light sequencing.

All 16 tracks can run independently, allowing for individual track speed and length. What's more, each step of the sequencer offers component sequencing, which adds variations per cycle, note variations, micro-sequencing, direction, parameter changes, re-triggers, and more. There are 14 different components, and each has 10 values and behavior programs, which totals 140 ways to alter a single step.

All keys are backlit with multicolor LEDs with instant machine feedback, a convenient feature for dark stages and poorly lit environments. Even the print on the unit uses a special glow-in-the-dark paint to keep you on point during a performance. There is no built-in LED screen. Instead, the OP-Z connects to your iOS device and takes advantage of its high-resolution retina display. A free iOS application pairs the two devices and further expands the feature set. Photomatic allows you to capture and arrange photographs into synchronized stop-motion photography with effects or import custom graphics and animate them in pace with your music. Media can easily be imported into the system via Dropbox. To eliminate any latency between image and sound, the OP-Z sound engine is ported to run simultaneously on your iOS device, which enables dual-domain synthesis.

Teenage Engineering have worked closely with Keijiro Takahashi and the Unity Tokyo Studio to fully integrate the OP-Z with the Unity Game Engine, allowing for stunning 3D graphics that run at full speed on an iPhone or iPad. The included toolset allows you to create your own graphics and 3D animation projects that can be integrated into the OP-Z performance platform.

An updated tape feature secretly records everything that is programmed into the sequencer in real time. With its own dedicated track, it is possible to sequence the tape and trigger the in-point, length, and speed. There are several different tape reels with different characters, which allow you to scrub, scratch, wind-up, and mess-up any programming. The OP-Z ships with a USB charging and control cable.

Sequencing

  • Advanced multispeed, 16-track sequencer
  • Step-component composing
  • Endless sequencing steps
  • Track independent length
  • Track independent speed
  • Parameter locks
  • Step recording
  • Live recording
  • MIDI, CV, and trig track sequencing
  • Image and 3D graphics sequencing
  • DMX light sequencing

Instrument Tracks

  • 16 individual and independent synthesis, sampler, and control tracks
    • Kick
    • Snare
    • Percussion
    • Sampler
    • Bass
    • Lead
    • Arpeggio
    • Chords
    • FX slot 1
    • FX slot 2
    • Tape
    • Mixer
    • MIDI
    • CV & trig
    • Light
    • Motion

General Features

  • Patterns: 160 user-programmable patterns with endless pattern-chaining
  • Effects: Upgradeable modular effects architecture including delay, reverb, filters, tremolo, and more
  • Step Components: 14 multi-program step components for advanced step sequencing
  • Screen: When paired, or connected to an iOS device, the device will act as a screen for OP-Z
  • iOS App: OP-Z iOS app will be free to download from app store
  • Compatibility: Compatible with any iOS device that is Apple metal graphics specified
  • Dual-Domain Synthesis: For extreme low-latency performance

Hardware

  • Analog Devices Blackfin 70X DSP
    • Cirrus Logic audio coprocessor
    • 1250 MMACS
    • 48 kHz/24-bit DAC
    • 115 dB dynamic range
  • Sensors: 6 axis motion sensors (g-force) assignable to any synthesizer parameter
  • Tactile Input
    • 2 octaves of musical keys
    • 51 mechanical keys in total
    • Pressure-sensitive pitch bend
    • 4 x multipurpose, color-coded, high-resolution encoders
    • Volume knob / on switch
    • Pairing button
  • Encoder Design: Floating ball bearing, hall-sensor encoders for minimal stacking height and wear
  • UI: 53 LED indicators
  • Microphone: Integrated MEMS microphone
  • Wireless: Bluetooth 5.0 LE
  • Battery: 2 years standby time
  • Connectors
    • USB Type-C
    • 3.5mm 4-pole jack
  • Durable Design: Ultra-rigid engineering plastic
  • Housing: IXEF 1022 PARA + 50% glassfiber

teenage engineering OP-Z Specs

Input / Output
USBUSB Type-C
Line In/Out1/8" / 3.5 mm 4-pole jack
MicrophoneIntegrated MEMS microphone
Controls/Indicators
Sensors6 x axis motion sensor (g-force) assignable to any synthesizer parameter
Control InputTactile input
2 octaves of musical keys
51 mechanical keys in total
Pressure-sensitive pitch bend
4 x multipurpose, color-coded, high-resolution encoders
Volume knob / on switch
Pairing button
Indicator LEDsLED Indicators: 53
Encoder
TypeTeenage Engineering-designed floating ball bearing, hall-sensor encoders for minimal stacking height and wear
Battery
Battery LifeStandby: 2 years
ChargingVia USB port
General
HardwareAnalog Devices Blackfin 70X DSP
Cirrus Logic audio coprocessor
1250 MMACS
48 kHz/24-bit DAC
115 dB Dynamic Range
Material of ConstructionUltra-rigid engineering plastic
HousingIXEF 1022 PARA + 50% glassfiber
Dimensions (L x H x D)8.4 x 2.3 x 0.4" / 212.5 x 57.5 x 10.0 mm
Length for Volume Knob: 0.2" / 5.0 mm
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.6 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.1 x 2.9 x 1.05"
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