OK, I’m pretty sure that the answer is going to be that this isn’t possible, but you never know with the Octatrack so figured it was worth an ask
I thought I had come up with a genius idea by routing all my various audio sources into my computer, then having outputs from the computer back into the OT, so I could send whichever inputs I like to the inputs on the OT in my DAW, without having to rewire anything - basically using it as a mixing desk.
However, I just realised that the latency of the in/out through the computer makes it so that you end up with issues like flamming (is that the right term? two hits very slightly out of time) etc. on rhythmic parts (e.g. if I play my MD synced to the OT, going into the computer via Live and then back out into the OT. with something 4/4 on each).
You could probably get away with it for most uses at really low latencies, so I will see how my computer handles that, but I was wondering if there is any general solution within the OT to compensate for this external latency? (By delaying the internal tracks by x ms, I guess).
Unfortunately I can’t just do direct/monitor routing with my interface because it doesn’t have enough outputs, so I’m using an aggregate interface of my 18i8 + iConnectAudio 4 (which probably adds a little extra latency too).