Teenage Engineering’s OP-1 will finally receive USB audio support a decade after its release


Teenage Engineering OP-1 it is one of the best-known synthesizers since it was first released more than a decade ago, but the music maker is still getting new features: the company has just announced its 243rd firmware update, which adds USB audio support to the OP-1. first time.

The added feature transforms the OP-1 into a full-fledged external audio unit. This means you can send audio directly from the OP-1 to DAW software such as Ableton Live, Pro Tools, or Logic Pro on a PC or Mac, or mobile versions of these applications on iOS and Android (such as Garageband) without the need for workarounds. or hack. In addition, you can take samples and record from a USB audio device directly connected to the OP-1.

It’s a significant addition to the device, which should help make it much more useful for content producers who want to use their favorite software to compile new songs and remixes using OP-1. According to Teenage Engineering, it was able to add new functionality by applying the work it had done in developing a similar USB audio feature for its newer OP-Z synthesizer.

The new firmware update (like the previous 242) is free for all OP-1 owners, which is a nice touch to see for such a big update. Plus, it works all OP-1 units, no matter how old.

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