Thanks. You absolutely do not offend me. I totally appreciate you caring and engaging with advise and good suggestions.
For that purpose, I’ve dabbled a bit with Cubase on the iPad. It’s not bad. With a proper sound card for the purpose, I can see this working for me.
But as it happens, as this thread went on to live its own life, I picked up an OP-1 from a fellow Elektronaut. I’ve been eyeing the OP-1 for some time anyway, and have heard from different users who’ve had it for awhile, that it might just be the ticket for what I want to do. So I’m gonna give that a shot.
Also, I’ve actually - just cause it’s fun - started to design a hardware porta of my own, for the ages. Essentially, on the drawing board, I now have an idea for a porta recorder inspired by the tactile and physical approach to recording as per the OP-1, but takes the result and processing of it from the Octatrack.
I mean, that’s how the Deluge started, like an idea on paper that Rohan built and then sold to a few friends. I’ve got people around me who can help me build this thing, so I figured, why not?