Teenage Engineering is best known for its Pocket Operator synths, but the developer also makes the OP-Z - a powerful and advanced multi-functional hardware synth and sequencer instrument that has capabilities way beyond its size. But where to begin with it? In this video from the course Teenage Engineering 104:The OP-Z Explored, Thavius Beck gives you a hands-on demonstration of how step recording works on the hardware and how you can use it to make great sounding patterns and beats.
Thavius starts by exploring the different functions of the step buttons in the instrument's different modes. In step mode the buttons default to a one-bar loop of 16 notes of 1/16 length each, though you can of course change this, and Thavius shows you how. By using the step multiplier buttons, he is able to create more complex beats quickly and easily, and also nudge the staps in increments, to create more detailed patterns. Check out the rest of the videos in this course using the links below for a complete and comprehensive guide to the powerful OP-Z hardware!