OP-1. by Teenage Engineering has had one of the most iconic synthesizers since it was first released over a decade ago, but the music machine is still getting new features: the company just announced its 243rd firmware update that will give the OP-1 USB audio support for the first time.
The additional function makes the OP-1 a full-fledged external audio device. That means you can send audio from an OP-1 directly to DAW software like Ableton Live, Pro Tools or Logic Pro on a PC or Mac, or mobile versions of these applications on iOS and Android (like Garageband) without you having to do any Need to use workarounds or hack. You can also use the OP-1 to sample and record directly from a connected USB audio device.
It is an important addition to the device that should make it much more useful for developers who want to use their favorite software to create new tracks and remixes with the OP-1. Teenage Engineering says it was able to add the new functionality by applying the work it did in developing a similar USB audio function 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 for such a big update. Besides, it will work all OP-1 units, no matter how old.