teenage engineering OP-Z Synthesizer and Multimedia Sequencer

teenage engineering OP-Z Synthesizer and Multimedia Sequencer

teenage engineering OP-Z Synthesizer and Multimedia Sequencer

B&H # TEOPZ MFR # OP-Z
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Product Highlights

  • 16-Track Sequencer
  • 16 Synthesis, Sampler, & Control Tracks
  • Multi-Program Step Components
  • MIDI, CV, Trig Track Sequencing
  • Modular Effects Architecture
  • Image and 3D Graphic Sequencing
  • DMX Light Sequencing
  • Free iOS App with Screen Integration
  • Dual Domain Synthesis
  • Connect via USB or Wirelessly via Bluetooth
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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.

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 multi-speed, 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
    • 122 dB SNR
  • 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
In the Box
teenage engineering OP-Z Synthesizer and Multimedia Sequencer
  • USB Cable (Type-C to Type-A)
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
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    Input / Output
    USB USB Type-C
    Line In/Out 1/8" / 3.5 mm 4-pole jack
    Microphone Integrated MEMS microphone
    Controls/Indicators
    Sensors 6 x axis motion sensor (g-force) assignable to any synthesizer parameter
    Control Input 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
    Indicator LEDs LED Indicators: 53
    Encoder
    Type Teenage Engineering-designed floating ball bearing, hall-sensor encoders for minimal stacking height and wear
    Battery
    Battery Life Standby: 2 years
    Charging Via USB port
    General
    Hardware Analog Devices Blackfin 70X DSP
    Cirrus Logic audio coprocessor
    1250 MMACS
    48 kHz/24-bit DAC
    122 dB SNR
    Material of Construction Ultra-rigid engineering plastic
    Housing IXEF 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
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