OP–Z is an advanced fully portable 16-track sequencer and synthesizer, with a range of both sample based and synthesis based sounds. it's the world's first stand-alone sequencer of it's kind, that lets you sequence music, visuals, lights and more.
OP-Z is a completely stand-alone synthesizer and composer, ready to to be used at anytime and anywhere, but for those of you who need that extra injection of vibrant graphics, interactive user interface and awesome synced animations to feel inspired, we introduce the concept of BYOS - bring your own screen. you already have the phone with that gorgeous retina display in your pocket, right?
just download the OP-Z app, pair the two devices and you are all set. add cellular connectivity, wifi and powerful graphics processing to that and the concept certainly makes sense. all this tech when connected to the OP-Z adds several unique features. like using the phone's camera, snapping a series of photos and arranging them to a beat, creating a synchronised music video ’a-la-minute’.
we support dropbox on ios as well, so transfer of your custom artwork on to your ios device will be instant and without cables. to eliminate any latency between image and sound, we ported the OP-Z sound engine to run simultaneously on your ios device. something we call ’dual domain synthesis’.
photomatic: snap a series of photos and sequence them to a beat. compose a song and create a completely synchronised music video ’a-la-minute’.the included photomatic feature is just pure instant fun.
custom graphics: by adding any artwork or a photo to your ios device camera roll or to a dropbox folder, you can create high quality custom graphics, patterns, color palettes or stop motion videos. anything can be animated in pace with your music.
create your own world: OP-Z is tailor made for unity 3D, the world's most popular multi-platform game engine. chosen because of its intuitive workflow and excellent VR support. a dedicated OP-Z toolkit for unity will be available at launch that opens up the entire machine.
full unity 3D integration: teenage engineering have worked closely with keijiro takahashi and the unity tokyo studio to fully integrate OP-Z with the unity game engine. as keijiro-san is both a full time software evangelist at unity and a renowned VJ at night, we have had access toa selection of keijiro-san's personally
developed tools and shaders which deliver stunning 3D graphics that run at full speed on iphone or ipad. keijiro-san's tool-set and real life experience in performances with motion graphics have been invaluable in making OP-Zan inspiring live tool for moving images in sync with music.
the weakest point of VJ-ing has always been the creation of content. by exposing the inner control data of the OP-Z and linking it to unity, users can create anything within unity, build the project and just drop the build to a dropbox folder. customizing every single polygon in a performance.
if it don't have tape, it's no OP: the new tape feature is probably one of the coolest sonic features of the OP-Z. imagine a short snippet of tape secretly recording every thing that isprogrammed in the sequencer – all in realtime. and with its own dedicated track it's possible to sequence the tape, trig the in-point, length and speed. OP-Z will come with a range of tape reels with unique character and functions. scrub, scratch, wind-up and mess-up!
hardware: analog devices blackfin 70X DSP cirrus logic audio co-processor 1250 MMACS 48kHz 24-bit DAC 122 dB SNR
sensors: 6 axis motion sensor (g-force) assignable to any synthesizer parameter wireless: bluetooth 5.0 LE battery: 2 years stand-by time connectors: usb type c, 3.5 mm 4-pole jack
tactile input: 2 octaves of musical keys 51 mechanical keys in total pressure sensitive pitch bend 4 x multi purpose color coded high resolution encoders volume knob / on switch pairing button ui53 led indicators