good news @Open_Mike!
I actually was able to record and save a few samples from my 0coast synth to my OT today. I then mangled the samples with the Slice Grid editor and tweaked it with some FX for good measure. This feature reminds me a lot of DAW in Ableton without the need for a computer. Here is my end result today:
Ok so now to take a break, and re-read the manuals and play around some more. After an initial frustrating morning, I feel a lot more optimistic about mastering it and not having to send it back for a refund. One quick question:
in the SRC-> machines menu for the recording buffers, I notice that my sample has replaced the default R1-RECORDING1 name with the sample name. Is there a way to fix this and get the original recording buffer back?
I am gonna read the manuals again carefully and play with menus on the OT as well as go back and connect my Volca Beats and try to record a new sample using the instructions that you provided.