Teenage Engineering Intros Line I/O Module For OP-Z Synthesizer

Teenage Engineering has introduced a new hardware expansion module for the OP-Z synthesizer, Line.

The line module is designed to bring external audio signals in and out of your OP–Z. It adds a stereo line input and an additional stereo line output to the unit, as well as input and output for MIDI, trig and PO sync, similar to oplab.

You can use line in to add external audio signals to your mix and use line out as a second stereo output available within OP–Z.

You can route individual tracks to the module output instead of to the main mix to separate and process the individual tracks, or make effect loops with your favorite effect pedals. Depending on your needs, you can switch between mono and stereo signals.

The output can also be used for headphone cueing of your tracks before bringing them out to the main mix.

TE says that the new Line module will be available Spring 2022. Pricing is to be announced.

12 thoughts on “Teenage Engineering Intros Line I/O Module For OP-Z Synthesizer

  1. Did they already figured this out while designing the OP-Z? In that case it feels like yet another move by the hipster company to drive up costs for no good reason.

    1. but they did “figure” an expansion slot to add features to add ins and outs, mini jack midi, cv/gate or a sub woofer…
      most brands don’t do that, they just make mkII and MKIII with more features and discontinue the “old” modules…
      talking about half glass empty…

  2. Is the only thing it brings to the table ability to route out single channel of audio? Because op-z already has Audio in and out and midi in and out. That and trig of course.

    1. Yeah this seems totally redundant. Four stereo line outs would have made more sense. That way you could mix down tracks to small desk with some aux fx and stuff

    1. not that cryptic at all…if you use it a while with a screen (op-z app), you´ll get behind the UI. I think it works even without a screen pretty intuitive. Works maybe not for all parameters, but for being a device without a screen quite well…but for sure not everybodies cup of tea. ?

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