The short version is this: I’m using a recorder on a thru track with a one-shot trigger.
I am trying to arm the trigger for recording but i’m unclear how to do this without having the recording page opened for one track at a time. I had expected the “arm track” would arm any/all tracks for record regardless of what track and/or having the recording settings open.
Here is what i’m looking to accomplish:
- I have my Digitakt doing drums (and a few other things)
- I’ve added in an Octatrack MkII so I can do some more with slicing, scenes, and other goodness of the OT MKII.
My goal is to allow the Thru Track to record the from the Digitakt so I can have that recorded and then switch parts to use a flex machine on the same track. Then go back to the part 1 (rec setup), do some more recording, and go back to part 2 (mangle) and mangle the audio… and then… continue to. rinse and repeat as I go.
I found several videos walking through this and frankly I’m stuck when it comes to the re-arming of the recording track.
My setup (on a new project)
Inputs A,B are coming in from the Digitakt
T1 is a Thru Machine
The recorder page 1 is set to:
a) INAB set to ‘A (space) B’
b) INCD set to ‘-’
c) RLEN = 16
d) TRIG = “One”
e) SRC3 = ‘-’
f) Loop = “on”
The recorder page 2 is set to:
a) FIN = 0.063
great feedback, use the ATC param vs FIN see other replies for more info
b) FOUT = 0.063
c) AB = 0
d) QREC = “off”
e) QPL = “off”
f) CD = 0
My main SRC for the thru track (T1) is set:
a) INAB = ‘A B’
b) Volume = “0” (no change on inbound audio level)
c) INCD = ‘-’
AMP are all default settings
LFO - is doing nothing
All FX are set to ‘none’
I am in grid recording mode
The active display is set to “Recording 1 setup 1”
I press the FUNC + T1 (first sequence button)… I get the “one shot recording trigger”
At this point I double tap the stop button it clears everything…
I press play - the track symbol for T1 goes from square (stop) to ‘+’ for recording and after the first 16 steps got to the play symbol.
So far, so good! - I have audio now in the recoding buffer - yeah!
With the recording window still showing the display for T1 I can press the “arm” (or yes button) and boom… when it comes back around to the first trigger where I have the one shot setup - yeah, it records… sweet! (and does so as i’d expect, start on 1, end on 16).
I close the “recording 1 setup1” page. by pressing FUNC + REC1
I press the “Yes” or “Arm” button and I see “ARM TRK”
Here is where I don’t understand what is going…
This is where I needed use the help.
My initial problem
15) NOTHING RECORDS - I don’t get the ‘+’ symbol showing recording… nothing at all happens.
My expectation is that it would ARM the recording on all tracks that have the one-shot setup.
But, that doesn’t happen.
I am missing to make this work?
Here is what I found out
A) Turn OFF grid recording mode (record light is not lit)
B) Press the “Yes”/“Arm” button and now recording will happen
Any and all help here would be appreciated.
Note: I want to be able to do this for more than one track…
I plan to setup T2 as well to record some other synth lines from an external source…
So being able to ARM tracks for record so that it can happen across several would be idea.
Moreover, I don’t want to have to go into the recording page for each track when I want to arm something to be recorded.