I’m trying to figure out the best way to use my Octatrack as a sampler in my chain, which consists of an A4 MKII and a Digitakt. I’m primarily a guitar player, and what I’d like to figure out is if I can get to a workflow that looks like this using the Octatrack:
- Start working out a beat on the Digitakt and A4.
- Hit a button on the Octatrack to arm it for recording onto a track
- When the currently playing sequence completes its loop and cycles back over to 1, the Octatrack starts recording.
- After the sequence completes playing one pass, the Octatrack stops recording.
- If I mess up, I can hit a short sequence of buttons to reset and get ready for the next cycle. Kinda of like an UNDO function.
I’ve had some limited success using one-shot recording triggers and flex machines, but the entire process is clunky and I tend to flail around a lot trying to set things up and I’m not able to get a “groove” going. What’s the simplest method to use my Octatrack to build out a workflow like the above?
PS- I’ve tried using a BOSS RC-202, but having to manually hit a button to stop recording gets picked up by the mic (I record acoustic guitar). I also tried using an MPC Live, but I learned that it can’t record audio to the looper while slaved to external MIDI.