Teenage Engineering recently released a new update for its OP-1 Field workstation which includes a couple significant improvements. Namely, touch sensitivity and a new vocoder. We must upgrade yesterday.
How To Do It
The bootloader in OP-1 is called te-boot. It loads and runs the OP-1 firmware, and is also used for firmware update and factory reset, as well as for certain hardware tests and diagnostics.
The latest firmware can be found HERE.
To access te-boot do this:
- make sure OP-1 is off
- disconnect any usb cable and wait three seconds
- hold the COM key while powering up
The process from here is guided by instructions on the OP-1 itself at this point, but here’s what happens.
Firmware/Softare Updates and Installations
- access te-boot
- press 1
- connect OP-1 to your computer using the usb cable. the OP-1 will appear as a removable disk on your computer
- copy the firmware file to the removable disk
- eject the removable disk
Almost immediately after ejecting the disk the OP-1 bootloader will go to work, updating your OP-1’s firmware and updating/installing any software that requires it.
Note: if it doesn’t work then try using different usb cables, as well as different computers if possible.