I’ve got my Octatrack in a semi-permanent live setup across the room from my desktop, so any time I need to transfer files I have to get the laptop, connect the OT, transfer the files to the laptop, and then transfer them from the laptop to the desktop, either over LAN or on a USB stick. There’s no convenient place to actually put the laptop near the OT so it’s just generally cumbersome.
I was thinking that a Raspberry Pi Zero W with a Waveshare USB Hub Hat running headless would let me access the OT in disk mode over wifi via SSH, but I don’t feel like spending $25 and the time to set it all up if it’s already known that the Octatrack isn’t going to actually work properly with it.
Anyone have any firsthand experience doing anything like this?
EDIT: depending on how manageable network latency was, you could theoretically also connect a basic USB MIDI interface like the Roland UM-ONE and be able to connect the OT’s MIDI ports to your DAW with a wireless ipMIDI connection too, if you wanted to do that.