The 2016 OP-1 Update Is Here – Long Live The OP-1!

If you follow ANR, you’ll know that the OP-1 is a favourite of ours (see our OP-1 review).
Some months ago at Musikmesse we had a nice chat with the Teenage Engineering guys at Musikmesse and saw a quick demo of the upcoming software update for their flagship all-in-one sound machine (and we were quite impressed!).

After months of rumors (and a leaked pre-release version) today the company finally announced the official availability of the new OP-1 OS.

Here’s what they had to say about it:
“We have put a lot of effort on this update and are very happy to finally share it with all of you! this is a free upgrade, adding some user requests, as well as introducing a number of completely new features. download, upgrade and try it out yourself!


Main Features

  • arpeggio sequencer added.
  • voltage synth added.
  • tape loops now automatically crossfaded.
  • tape effect chop twice as short + also works at tape start/stop position and across loop wrap.
  • FM radio press green encoder to autotune.
  • endless sequencer extended to 128 steps.
  • tremolo LFO updated with extra waveforms.
  • PO sync mode added.
  • tempo nudge when running on external tempo.
  • all new user contributed presets, based on the previous updates throughout the years.

Here’s a video of the new arpeggio sequencer:

Ready To Update?

Here’s how to do it:

1. Download the 2016 update from Teenage Engineering’s website.

2. Connect the OP-1 to your computer with the USB cable provided.

3. Hold the OP-1 COM key before powering on. this will take you to the “TE-boot” screen.
4. Press “1” on OP-1.
5. Follow the on-screen instructions.

Done. Now enjoy your ‘new’ OP-1!

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