OP-1 open sourse fx, synth & sequencer Devlopment

it would be awesome if the OP-1 had an SDK for designing  FX, synths and sequencers.

Talented Developers could design new features that could be imported like how we currently 
import patches.

just a thought

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  • edited January 2015
    It could be fun, but could also create all sorts of problems if 3rd party developers develop buggy extensions that brick people's OP-1:s.

    Nothing stops someone from designing a completely open source portable music workstation of course. It's only a Kickstarter campaign away from being reality :)
  • edited January 2015
    It would be awsome with an open source workstation! I saw a open source (i think) effect pedal kickstarter a while ago. Seems kinda interesting

  • It could be fun, but could also create all sorts of problems if 3rd party developers develop buggy extensions that brick people's OP-1:s.

    Nothing stops someone from designing a completely open source portable music workstation of course. It's only a Kickstarter campaign away from being reality :)
    Off course all these hypothetical modules would be sanctioned and verified by T.E

    No need to be so negative.
     

  • But then T.E. would need resources to test - exhaustively - third party modules that do not benefit them in any way, at least financially.
  • This is exactly why I dream of an OP-1 expander that includes a second screen, 4 more knobs, a few buttons, a second tape machine (for workflow and tape "DJ" tricks), tape file storage, tons of LFO's and a sandboxed open source module host.

    My first module project would be a simple one that leverages the click function of the encoders to allow for a pitch bender --> click to reset!

    Ideally the expander would have the same form factor as the op-1 drum pads that someone mocked up on this very forum.
  • https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/axoloti-a-digital-audio-platform-for-makers

    Kind of close, in spirit.

    But this has been beaten around before, possibly here and definitely on the old site. The SHARC SDK that works with the Blackfin in our beloved OP-1s is something like $3500 and up for a license. TE can't just give that to us :)

    Of course, if they wanted to maybe they could release a "developer edition" OP-1 that anyone with the SDK could make a firmware for, but this wouldn't be some kind of general release I don't think given the price of the SDK from SHARC.

    Kickstarter/Indiegogo and an EE background, and software, would be beneficial in trying to get something like this off the ground, naturally, and not every one has either, both, or a team even.
  • I have an EE background, coding experience, and the desire to work for myself. If there are ideas people want to see or a way to crowdsource a plan from a group here, I would be up for contributing.
  • What about that Kickstarter thing for a synth/workstation that looked like a Nintendo DS/OpenPandora? Wasn't that essentially an open platform idea? It looked horrid compared to the OP-1 user interface, but it might provide a better platform?
  • @RTK You mean the KDJ-One? (Discussed here)
  • https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/axoloti-a-digital-audio-platform-for-makers

    Is like a 21 century reworking of the nord modular.

    I like
  • ^ ^ I will get one if they're ever put into production. Does anyone know if the mail list archives public or if they've posted any news?
  • I'm a backer but this is all they've communicated:


    Or apparently there's also a FB page with more discussion, but I haven't checked it out.
  • It would be awsome with an open source workstation! I saw a open source (i think) effect pedal kickstarter a while ago. Seems kinda interesting

    I work for MOD and yeah, it is all open source :)

     the source code can be downloaded and installed from our github profile:

    btw I dream of a open SDK for the OP-1 :)
  • btw I dream of a open SDK for the OP-1 :)
    Drool.
  • ^i can already hear the horde of people who fuck up their device and will blame our little forum....
  • "curiosity killed the cat, but satisfaction brought it back".
  • TauTau
    edited May 2015
    "curiosity killed the cat, but satisfaction brought it back".
    Curiosity bricked the op-1, but a firmware update brought it back. (Hopefully)
  • https://github.com/topisani/OTTO is worth a look. Not complete yet, but active.

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