As you should all be aware, a few years back @Merlin wrote an excellent guide on how to approach the complexity of the Octatrack. It certainly helped me get to grips with the relationship between patterns and parts, which I think trip up a lot of new users. Consider it essential reading alongside the user manual.
After reading it again recently, I thought it could be tidied up to enhance readability. I’ve left the meat of the content alone and simply corrected typos and altered the style somewhat. I’ve run it past Merlin, who gave me the go ahead. Props also to @henryo, who gave me the idea by making a version of the guide that was optimised for Kindle.
Here’s the PDF, and a word version too in case you want to tweak it yourself.