OP-Z

Multimedia Synthesizer & Sequencer

SRP £529.00 inc VAT

OP–Z it’s the first stand-alone 16 track sequencer that allows synchronised live composition of music, visuals, lights. The OP-Z is one of a kind.



Born to be portable, just at 212.5 mm width, 57.5 mm height and 10 mm thin, it weighs in at just 850g. With the absence of a screen, we introduce the concept of ’bring your own display’ - use your iphone, ipad or computer, because the OP-Z is built for people on the move that already carry a great display in their pocket.

Packed with multiple synthesizer engines, beats, samples, effects, visuals and preset patterns, the OP-Z has the ability to control up to 16 lights through dmx, it has a unity 3d® integration to let you interact with your own 3d worlds, as well a built in photomatic feature which allows you to instantly sequence images taken with your smartphone camera.

More… the OP-Z has an expansion slot for modules that will add a range of hardware upgrades, each with its own unique functionality. The first module will be launched later this year. Complete the OP-Z universe with a range of teenage engineering accessories like the bespoke design leather case.

OP-Z, ready to be used anytime, anywhere, straight out of your pocket.

  • 16-track multi-speed sequencer
  • 16 individual and independent synthesis, sampler and control tracks
  • 160 user programmable patterns
  • Interchangeable modular effects
  • 14 multi-program step components
  • Free OP-Z companion app for screen & visualisation (iOS only)
  • Dual domain synthesis
  • 6 axis motion sensor (g-force)
  • Bluetooth 5.0 LE
  • 1 year battery stand-by time
  • USB type-c jack
  • 3.5 mm 4-pole jack (stereo out/mic)
  • Integrated MEMS microphone
SEQUENCINGAdvanced multi-speed 16-track sequencer
• Step component composing
• Endless sequencing steps
• Track independent length
• Track independent speed
• Parameter locks
• Step recording
• Live recording
• Midi sequencing
• Image and 3D graphics sequencing
• DMX light sequencing (needs external interface)
INSTRUMENT TRACKS16 individual and independent synthesis, sampler and control tracks.
1 - Kick
2 - Snare
3 - Percussion
4 - Sampler
5 - Bass
6 - Lead
7 - Arpeggio
8 - Chords
9 - FX slot 1
10 - FX slot 2
11 - Tape
12 - Mixer
13 - Midi
14 - CV & Trig
15 - Light
16 - Motion
PATTERNS160 user programmable patterns
Patterns chaining.
EFFECTSupgradeable modular effects architecture. included effects: delay, reverb, filters, tremolo etc.
STEP COMPONENTS14 multi-program step components for advanced step sequencing.
SCREENWhen paired or connected to an iOS device, the iOS device will act as a screen for OP-Z.
iOS APPOP-Z iOS app, free to download from app store.
COMPATIBILITYCompatible with any iOS device that is apple metal graphics specified.
HARDWARE• Analog Devices Blackfin 70X dsp
• Cirrus logic audio co-processor
• 1250 mmacs
• 48kHz 24-bit DAC
• 115 dB dynamic range
SENSORS6 axis motion sensor.
MICROPHONEIntegrated mems microphone.
WIRELESSBluetooth 5.0 LE
BATTERY• 6 hour battery life
• 1 year stand-by time
• User replaceable
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
UI• 29 RGB+W LED indicators
• 24 W LED indicators
DURABLE DESIGN• Rigid engineering plastic housing
• IXEF 1022 PARA + 50% glassfiber
UNIQUE ENCODER DESIGNTeenage Engineering designed floating ball bearing hall sensor encoders for minimal stacking height and wear.
DIMENSIONS• L 212.5 mm
• H 57.5 mm
• D 10 mm
+ 6 mm length for volume knob
INCLUDED• USB-C to USB-A for charging and control.
• User guide
Teenage Engineering OP-Z - How to Sequence Music, Visuals and Lighting
Sound Technology Ltd
Teenage Engineering OP-Z - How to Sequence Music, Visuals and Lighting
In this step-by-step video guide, Matt gives an overview of how to construct a beat, create visuals and sequence DMX lighting using only the OP-Z. 0:45 - Set the Tempo 0:52 - Kick track 1:37 - Snare track 2:26 - Perc track 2:54 - Sample track 3:20 - Chord track 4:04 - Bass track 4:35 - Arp track 4:59 - Master track 5:46 - Tape track 6:24 - Performance track 6:48 - Motion Track 7:37 - Lights Track Subscribe to our channel for me more in-depth OP-Z tutorials and explainers to come! The OP-Z is a multimedia sequencer from Swedish design company Teenage Engineering. Check out our Musician’s Blog for further details on this video: https://www.soundtech.co.uk/musicians-blog/teenage-engineering-op-z-how-to-sequence-music-visuals-lights Watch 
Teenage Engineering OP-Z | Sampling Sounds & Tutorial - New Firmware 1.2.5
Sound Technology Ltd
Teenage Engineering OP-Z | Sampling Sounds & Tutorial - New Firmware 1.2.5
New OP-Z Firmware 1.2.5 | Sampling with the Built-in Mic In this video, we've taken the OP-Z's new sampling capabilities for a spin in our warehouse. We've created a short track using only the built-in mic and the onboard processing. There is also a tutorial (01:24) explaining how to sample with this new firmware update. Watch more OP-Z tutorials here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjnD2giXFBoVJr7kCF3PJ1NzhKxbjjOP0 Download OP-Z firmware 1.2.5 here: https://teenage.engineering/downloads/op-z Watch 
Teenage Engineering OP-Z App | OP-Z Screen, Photomatic & Motion
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Teenage Engineering OP-Z App | OP-Z Screen, Photomatic & Motion
Meet the Teenage Engineering OP-Z App. It’s a visual aid, a controller, and it also generates live video sequences for your music. In short, it’s the perfect companion for your OP-Z. Currently compatible with iOS and Mac, the app is available for free on the App Store. Read our Musician's Blog Guide in full here: https://www.soundtech.co.uk/musicians-blog/our-guide-to-the-teenage-engineering-op-z-app In this video we’ve focussed on the 3 main areas of the OP-Z app for performance and visuals: 0:20 - OP-Z View The OP-Z view is a window into the OP-Z. Not only does it turn your device into a screen, it also becomes a remote giving you direct control over mix, sound engines & samples. 1:50 - Photomatic Photomatic is an image sequencer. You can create visuals using images captured directly from your device’s camera and also imported from your photo library. Add video FX to make your visuals really pop. 2:59 - Motion Motion hosts 2D & 3D objects & environments generated in Unity. Using the Motion Track, add video fx and scene changes in time with the music. Watch 
Using TE OP-Z Step Components - Overview and Tutorials
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Using TE OP-Z Step Components - Overview and Tutorials
Opening up unique creative possibilities, the OP-Z's Step Components add creative playback behaviours per sequencer step. Step Components can be applied to any of the audio tracks, tracks 1 – 8. Each step can have multiple step components. In this video we look at all Step Components in turn, with examples and how-to guides. 0:00 - Pulse 1:20 - Pulse Hold 2:18 - Multiply 3:28 - Velocity 4:20 - Ramp Up 5:16 - Ramp Down 6:09 - Random 6:48 - Portamento 7:37 - Sweep 8:52 - Tonality 9:59 - Jump 11:16 - Spark Watch