OP-1 PDF Manual Attached :)

edited January 2016 in OP-1
Hi all,

I am a new OP-1 owner and like some of you here found myself frustrated with the online-only english OP-1 manual. I went ahead and hacked up a PDF version for everyone to enjoy...hope it is useful to some. I decided to create this as a separate thread for indexing purposes or in case someone wanted to make this a sticky post.

Attached are two versions of the PDF manual, one is a complete single PDF format. The other is a zip file containing individual PDF sections for each "chapter" (e.g. section 1 is its own PDF, section 2 is its own and so on).

The document is "live" meaning all links still work as on-site so if you click on a link it will open your browser to the corresponding anchor.

Now to get back to playing with my new toy..... :P




  • Brilliant!
  • You sir or madam are a godsend.
  • Announced (ie stickied when using Vanilla parliance) :)
  • Thank you very much!
    There seems to be a problem on page 33 that crashes the viewer (one pdf version).
  • Hi Woozle,

    I just got your message. I have no problems reading Page 33 or scrolling through it or to it. I am on Mac OSX.10.5 using Previewer - what are you on? Have you tried on a Mac? Are those same pages crashing in the divided PDF?
  • edited January 2016
    Hi Spawnmaster thank you for your reply. I'm on windows 7.
    When I go to the link in Firefox it opens a new browser window that previews the document in google drive's own previewer. If I then, still in the browser, scroll down to 33 I get this error:


    If I then download the pdf and open it in adobe acrobat reader. The program hangs and eventually crashes when I reach page 33.
    This also happens when I open section 13 in the divided PDF - the minute I open it. I've tried on 3 different computers, same problem...


  • Reads no problem in iBooks on iOS.
  • Try using MS edge, or Chrome. May be Firefox issue? Otherwise I would recommend just printing that page directly from the TE website
  • Just for the record, it's reading fine for me, both in iOS in iBooks and on the Mac in iBooks and Preview (OS X's PDF reader).

  • edited January 2016
    Tried variuos other browsers, same problem. I'll download on a mac then. Thank you for the effort!
  • Nice! Thanks bro!
  • Thank you!!
  • I really appreciate this! I drop my PDFs into Evernote... peas!
  • This is wonderful. However, one request (if you can). It would print better if the type was true black rather than gray. I have been searching for a printable manual. I could never get the 'official' manual to print, since it is reversed.

    Thanks for your work!   - joel in Dallas
  • This is great, especially appreciate the white background for printing. Any chance you can work this magic on the PO's?
  • Last post from me about this I promise. ;-)

    I've now tried opening it in browsers, windows, mac os and in different pdf viewers. Still when I turn to page 33 it crashes all the time. The only place I can view this is on an ipad. I even tried sending the ipad copy to other computers still get a crash.
    I tried opening the file in illustrator to edit the 33rd page, but it crashes Adobe illustrator when I select it for opening. The same thing happens in Photoshop just importing it as an image.

    That's it carry on! :-)

  • Thank you!
  • For the people who asked about the grey text. Try printing in grayscale (just black and white) and the contrast might increase.
  • I just took this to Fedex Office to get it printed and bound and they had issues both with page 33 in the full pdf and the section with page 33 in the separate chapter version.
  • edited March 2016
    I've nailed it down to a problem with the image on the right in the attached screenshot from the online guide. When "printing" to PDF from the website from Firefox, it appears as a low-res image.

    When opening the PDF @SPAWNmaster created in Preview, the image appears corrupted. Therefore, it's not a problem with the PDF, it's a problem with the SVG file on the website.

    After a bit of messing around in Illustrator and Acrobat (and PitStop!) I managed to fix the PDF (see attached). Phew, this was a tough one! Thankfully I work in publishing and could disguise this as normal work :D

    edit: ok, upload didn't work, here's the drive link:

  • great! Thank you for the pdf! Would love Teenage engineering to put a printed manual to the op-1 box but unfortunately there is only the website guide and even worse is that it doesn't work good on all mobile browsers like dolphine. so there is room for improvement.
  • Thank you kindly
  • Wow. Thank you so much for this. I was just planning on converting the webpages to PDF, but it would've taken forever. Thank you,
  • thx thx thx
  • That's brilliant. I like having all my manuals in pdf format on my iPad. Makes everything so easily accessible, and available to read when I don't have an internet connection too.
  • Hi everyone, I just bought OP-1 and haven't read the manual yet, but I downloaded nice manual from some place and it's in dark colour, so I suppose it is the short version, not enough explained, am I right? I attached upper part of the manual. Also, just register and want to ask, should it be better if I read the manual first or experiment first by clicking all buttons, might be silly question, though I only saw one video on you tube, it was enough to start using OP-1, but not record anything.
  • Would be nice for the eyes if someone who knows how to change the Unoficial Manual's background to the same as it my previous post. Thank you for you help
  • I d say that you should just play around with it.. if you don't get something use the manual or one of the many videos on youtube.. the whole OP-1 is build to discover it by "playing" with it. at least that's how I always saw it .. have fun and enjoy music making :)
  • I d say that you should just play around with it.. if you don't get something use the manual or one of the many videos on youtube.. the whole OP-1 is build to discover it by "playing" with it. at least that's how I always saw it .. have fun and enjoy music making :)
    +1 I've actually hardly looked at the manual, having learnt more from watching videos and just playing around with the OP-1.

    If I have something I wonder about that I think I might find out from the manual, I just look up that one thing, which is how I usually read manuals; I make sure I know enough to get me started and not make any serious mistakes and then I learn the rest by trying it out.
  • @Able_ you may also enjoy looking through this sometime: http://shmup.op1.club/op1_keys.html
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