The Nanokey Studio works sort of. The XY pad sends CCs the Cycles responded to, but I only could play track one of the Cycles. I tried changing the Cycles auto from channel 10 to 1 but it still didn’t want to act right. The Launchpad I set up to have 4 pads to channels 1-4 but they wouldn’t play the Cycles’ pads, and the scale players I had set up for Channel 10, the Cycles’ default auto channel, didn’t trigger notes, either. I suspect it’s more of a setting on my Oplab than the Launchpad (edit though I did just read what I did wrong on triggering the pads)
This morning, though, an unexpected champion arrived to save the day my OP-1 came back to life! TL;DR - it refused to power on after sitting for a long period, wouldn’;t charge, either. TE wanted $125 plus shipping there and back to replace a $20 battery. I thought I lost parts after taking it apart, didn’t, and finally got the courage to swap the battery’s connecter to a battery I bought. It took days on the charger, but suddenly… it was on. Given the prices used I am tempted to sell it and pay the difference on a newer one. I paid under $800 due to discount codes back in the day, and I can get an open box for not much more than selling this one. It feels like a no brainer, and like the stars have aligned for me lol.
But I digress. My little champion’s MIDI mode is quick to switch MIDI channels. No velocity sensitivity, but I’m not even sure the Cycles responds to velocity other than its own pads. I had been looking at a Keystep or Keystep 37, which ave aftertouch even, but the main reason was quickly switching MIDI channels, and the DIN out. Sometimes programming sequences for a bassline or the Chord Machine is just quicker to play them.
I’m excited. I missed the little guy but just wasn’t willing to pay the prices for them. Now I don’t have to
Oplab… TE doesn’t make these anymore I don’t think, and they are really nice for syncing everything. Two USB Host ports, its own USB connection to connect to say, a computer (I need to try it on the Maschine+ ), MIDI DIN In and Out, three analog In and Out with switches for V/Oct or Hz/V and Gate or S-Trig, and the DIN Sync which is occupied by something I bought for it a long time ago called a Synclab that outputs various amounts of pulses from 4 different ports so syncing various pieces of gear becomes possible from one unit.
My tabletop jam area just got a heck of a lot more interesting and the possibilities are running through my head XD
Oh no lol. I don’t want to speculate what that would have done for my anxiety.