Ableton Live looping with Octatrack


I recently got my Octatrack and I was wondering if anyone uses Ableton Live to loop other instruments (guitar, etc) in sync with the Octatrack?

I know I can use pickup machines, but I would like to try it on Ableton. I already have an audio interface that has MIDI IN/OUT (Focusrite Scarlett 2i4) so maybe I can sync the Octatrack with Ableton? Does anyone do this? Is there any tempo drift, or sync issues?
Maybe I could also buy the Boss Rc5 loop pedal which has MIDI tempo sync, but I can’t spend that money right now…

Thanks :slight_smile:

Hey Nico, this is a frequently asked question and there are quite a few threads with lots of good information to be found here if you use the search function. Here’s a few to kick you off:


hey! Thank you very much, I searched for it and didn’t find anything close to what I was asking but these definitely help! Cheers :slight_smile:

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