What is it?
OctaEdit is an independently developed standalone software editor for the Elektron Octatrack DPS-1; it provides a number of integrated modules to control various aspects of Sets, Projects, Samples and so on.
What is a Module?
OctaEdit has been built in a modular fashion, where each “module” has been created to handle one or more specific set of requirements.
Depending on the module in question, each module can interact with one or more of the other modules in OctaEdit. For example, the Samples module interacts with the Audio Pool, Chainer and Analytics modules.
What Modules are currently available?
The Project module allows the ability to manage all aspects of a Project.
The Samples module allows the ability to manage samples within a Project, add new samples form the Audio Pool or Chainer modules, or from the file system.
The Sequencer module handles every aspect of the Sequencer, and then some…
The Audio Pool module allows access to all samples within a Set’s Audio Pool for easy integration with the Samples and Chainer modules, or the file system.
The Chainer module allows the ability to create ‘Sample Chains’ by merging up to 64 audio files. The resultant audio file can then be imported directly into a Project, and played back via slice points.
The Manager module provides the ability to copy “data” from the Source Set/Project to the Target Set/Project. Data can be copied at the Project, Bank, Pattern, Track, Part or Scene level, from any Project in any Set to any other Project in any other Set, including the ability to remap sample assignments on the fly.
Basically, copy anything from anywhere to anywhere.
The Arp Designer module which allows the ability to create Arp Designs which can then be applied to the Sequencer module, or saved in the Library.
The LFO Designer module which allows the ability to create LFO Designs which can then be applied to the Sequencer module, or saved in the Library.
The Library module which allows the ability to read and write various entries or presets throughout OctaEdit.
Entries are essentially presets relating to various items in a Project, e.g. Project Midi Channels, Machine Setups or LFO Designs for example.
The Library is basically a preset manager on steriods. Save anything from anywhere to the Library, and vice versa use a Library entry anywhere.
Additionally Library entries can be imported/exported and shared with other OctaEdit users, a section of the OctaEdit forums have been provided for such community sharing.
The Analytics module is a multi purpose reporting and analysis module, which provides results from the analysis engine, and is integrated with OctaEdit’s other modules.
The Options module handles end user customisation, OctaEdit’s behaviour, system options and so forth.