I’m new here and I’ve searched the forum to see if there’s a Dummies’ Guide to this but there doesn’t appear to be, but apologies if I missed it.
I have an Octatrack and after about 4 weeks of use, YouTube tutorial-watching and quite intensive manual-reading I think I’ve finally got to grips with it. I’d love to connect it to a Digitone and try to use those two as a kind of hub for writing / sketching out new ideas.
The only thing is that the MIDI spec for both doesn’t make any mention of how, for example, you would do this:
- Connect OT to DN
- Allocate OT as master (this is covered)
- Configure the OT to change patterns, or trigger certain patterns, on the DN as you change OT patterns
I’ve seen some stuff on here that seems to suggest patterns can be triggered by program changes but this seems an odd way to do it. Is that right though? How is everyone else who has this setup (or similar but with the Rytm or the Four) running things? I can’t believe you’d select patterns on both simultaneously - it’d be nice to be able to jam on both but at the same time allocate linked patterns where appropriate…
Any thoughts folks? Thanks!