Close

studio ponnuki is a small creative studio hidden in the beautiful mountains of the kootenays

gef_round
geoffroy

Designer / Hacker / Maker

Loves green tea, meditation and noise

melina_round
melina

Photo / Fashion / Accounting

In house yoga teacher and Thais massage, run http://yinyogi.com

naome_round
naima

Drawing / Dirt Pudding / Maker

Loves green tea, meditation and noise

Articles

Find Us

We are based in one of the most beautiful places on earth. Come visit us!

March 17, 2011

op-1

Finally after 2 years of talk and desires and excitement the OP-1 has been shipped to me. I even signed up for the beta tester about a year ago but never touched the device itself!

It’s getting more and more exciting now that they even send the OP-1 Manual 064b, which I have posted here for your viewing pleasure (in case you want to have all the details how these little machine works). EDIT: Just a note that this PDF is a work in progress and not to be distributed!

A few of its features:

Synthesizers

  • Multiple Synthesizer Engines with exchangable Architecture.
  • 8 dedicated instant sound select keys

Sound Engines

  • Dr Wave – Raw 8-bit yupe sound engine
  • FM – Easy to tweak FM synthesis engine
  • Pulse – Square wave type engine
  • String – Physical modeling with a twist
  • Digital – Raw digital type of engine
  • Phase – Phase distortion engine
  • Cluster – Multiple Wave Cluster
  • Feature additions of Engines will be available with software upgrades

Sample Engines

  • Dedicated instant Synth Sampler with 6 seconds sampling time for each slot.
  • Dedicated instant Drum Sampler with 12 seconds sampling time for each slot.
  • Instant sampling with built-in Microphone or Line in

Envelopes

  • Classic ADSR type of envelope
  • Dynamic Envelope for Drum sounds.
  • Future additions of Envelopes will be available with software upgrades

Effects

  • Multiple Effects with exchangable Architecture.
  • Delay – Classic delay type
  • Phone – Hacked phone effect
  • Punch – Adds punch to your sound
  • Grid – Grid based echo
  • Spring – Spring reverb type
  • Future additions of Effects will be available with software upgrades

Tape Feature

  • 4 individual tracks with instant Solo
  • Instant variable Tape Speed
  • 6 minutes recording time in Normal tape speed.
  • Up to 24 minutes recording time in Low tape speed
  • Loop function with movable region
  • Tape tricks for Break Tape, Bits and Reverse.
  • Memo 1 & 2 for instant memorizing Effects / EQ / Pan or Levels / Tape Speed
  • Reverse Recording
  • Classic Tape editing Features Lift / Split and Drop
  • Lift tape recordings back into Sampler for endless sound design.

Motion Sensor

  • 3 Axis Motion sensor (G-Force)
  • Assignable to any synth, envelope, effect parameter or to pitch.

Built-in FM radio

  • Sample direct from any radiostation
  • Record direct to tape