setting up an OP-1 Synth in FL Studio?


#1

hi there,

well, it’s rather unusual that someone uses that particular synth in fl studio, but maybe you know what I’m doing wrong or someone knows a solution.
I googled it, searched for it on youtube, now writing an email to the manufacturer. I have no clue what to do next…

in the midi settings is no option for an OP-1, what I actually want to do is ‘export my recordings on my synth OR record live from my synth onto the program’, which is midi-out right?
used the midi plugin in fl studio and pushed REC, it records my input keys but not the actual sound…

any help would be apreciated!


#2

How do you have it connected? Via USB? Does this synth have some kind of a driver that lets you select it as an audio input device in the FL Studio when connected via USB?

This might sound dumb, but:
If OP-1 acts like a regular, generic MIDI controller when connected, it will only send MIDI data into FL, not the actual sound. To record live audio, you need an audio cable running from the OP-1’s line output jack to your sound card input.


#3

I didn’t found a driver to install… it is connected via usb yes, but that shouldn’t be the problem… on the website I just found this:

Connect your OP-1 to your computer with a standard USB cable. This charges the internal battery, turns the OP-1 into a MIDI controller and let you transfer audio files by just dragging and dropping them to the OP-1 icon on the desktop.
http://www.teenageengineering.com/products/op-1/overview

not sure yet what they mean, so I have to drag them out of the folder in a external drive directory?
all I have is usb, headphone and microphone output, no midi in/out


#4

The headphone output is the line output. I’m guessing you don’t own a separate audio card. You need to buy a 3.5mm stereo audio cable like this one and plug one end into the OP-1’s headphone output and the other end in the line-in of your motherboard, it’s usually the blue jack on the back of your computer case. In the FL mixer select the line-in as the input device and it will record audio coming from the synth. You might need to download Asio4All drivers and select them as a default sound device in the FL Studio.

If you own a separate sound card that has a 6.3mm or some other kind of input jack, the other end of the cable should be 6.3mm or that other type.

As for the dragging-and-dropping mentioned:
You can record audio into the OP-1 itself, and then, after you finish recording, move those newly recorded audio files to the computer. However, it’s not in real-time and not what you need right now.


#5

thanks for the help, I apreciate it.

I’ve got lucky, found this video which explains how you turn on MIDI mode and set a channel all via usb it seems, I’ll try that out when I’m home in the evening.
if not I have to try your way, but my actual goal is being able to use midi, not just audio!


#6

so if I want midi notes with sound data, I need a midi interface inbetween my pc and the OP-1?


#7

No. MIDI passed through USB - “Connect your OP-1 to your computer with a standard USB cable. This charges the internal battery, turns the OP-1 into a MIDI controller and …” , audio will have to record in real time, as written ToneCrate