OctaEdit - Win/OSX Octatrack Software Editor


#1007

…nnnice :relaxed:


#1008

OctaEdit Chainer


#1009

There may be a wee touch of dark humour in that estimate…

The manual is 405 pages / 50,000 words… I’ve spent over 27 hours just on making those videos… never mind actual development, support etc…


#1010

Hah, okay, wow my humor detector is way broken. But I think the noteworthy thing here is that I was prepared to believe you’re able to make that - in 27 hours :slight_smile: you never know with the Aussies…


#1011

The Legend of Rusty the Machine :smile_cat:


#1012

OctaEdit Overview


#1013

OctaEdit : Manager - Copy a Bank


#1014

OctaEdit is really coming together with these last few releases.
It massively transforms preparation workflow before unplugging a properly OE-organised OT from your PC, let alone it is a great learning tool to see the depth of OT configurability all laid out in an app.
Excellent work Rusty, the videos are very useful.


#1015

Okay I’m back and ready to dive in. I hate my OT but still have it and I think now is the time.
Rusty sent you a pm


#1016

Version: OctaEdit v0.9.960
Release Date: 2016 10 03

Whats new?

OctaEdit

  • General optimisation and bug fixes throughout OctaEdit.

Videos

  • I’ve been making some videos… available on the OctaEdit YouTube Channel
  • Is there anything you specifically wants to see?

Feature Requests / Bug Reports

  • Any desired features?
  • Any bugs outstanding?
  • Welcome to the Last Chance Saloon…

#1017

OctaEdit : Manager Relationships


#1018

Wow, impressive work again Rusty!

Speaking of add-ons,

I could not find a quick way to copy a group of selected patterns to another one between two banks in the manager module, and the manual does’nt say it neither, I can’t find this feature in the sequencer module either,

What I’d like to do is, with examples:

Copy bank01 patterns 9-16 (with associated parts) to bank02 (same set, but project could be the same or different) patterns 1-8 (parts pasted either on same numbers, or choosen ones)

Ability to choose the target patterns individually would also be more powerful, say I want to move the patterns inside a project or between projects (and thus, not copy-paste but cut-paste), i.e. patterns bank01 patterns09-12 to bank 02 patterns 1-4… or Bank01 patterns1+2 to bank 01 patterns5+6 to make some room in patterns 3+4 for further sequencing…

It could be done like in the samples manager, with source and target slots for patterns and parts, and an option to switch from copy/paste to cut/paste(move) for each operation or group of operations…

It would be really great to use it to batch-process copying/moving patterns and parts around, having only to “execute” the operation one time for all :smiley:

Just saying, ah ah, because you seem to get a bit bored and needing some coding work to do after all these videos, ah ah!

Do it or not, Octaedit is already DOPE for the Octatrafk <3


#1019

Set the ‘Element’ as ‘Pattern’

Manager: Change Element to ‘Pattern’
Sequencer: Click the ‘Actions’ button, then change Element to ‘Pattern’

If by “group” you mean “Copy Patterns 01, 02, 03 and 04” to “13, 14, 15 and 16”; then no, I haven’t built it to work in that methodology (see below)

Options -> Manager -> ‘Show Confirmation prior to Execution’ : Turn this off. (This will remove the popup messages)

Go to the Manager module and:

Change Element to ‘Pattern and Part’
Turn ‘Auto Save Project’ off (so we don’t save to the Octatrack / disk every time, we just do it in memory)

  • Source: Bank 01, Pattern 09
  • Target: Bank 02, Pattern 01.
    For Part you can use:
  • 01, 02, 03, 04 : Always write to Part nn
  • S (Source) : Use the Source Part number. Will be whatever is linked to the Source Pattern (i.e. Bank 01, Pattern 09)
  • T (Target) : Use the Target Part number. Will be whatever is linked to the Target
    Pattern (i.e. Bank 02, Pattern 01)

Hit Execute.

Source: Bank 01, Pattern 10 | Target: Bank 02, Pattern 02. Part ?? | Hit Execute.
Source: Bank 01, Pattern 11 | Target: Bank 02, Pattern 03. Part ?? | Hit Execute.

Source: Bank 01, Pattern 16 | Target: Bank 02, Pattern 08. Part ?? | Hit Execute.

Should take you less then a minute… don’t forget to save the Project when all done.

As above with the Manager module, or in the Sequencer module, use the Copy/Paste/Default menu options?

Click the ‘Actions’ button to show the ‘Sequencer Actions’ form.
Turn ‘Auto Close’ off (so we don’t close the form automatically after execution)
Change Element to ‘Pattern’

  • Source: Bank 01, Pattern 09 | Target: Bank 02, Pattern 01 | Hit Execute.
  • Source: Bank 01, Pattern 10 | Target: Bank 02, Pattern 02 | Hit Execute.
  • Source: Bank 01, Pattern 11 | Target: Bank 02, Pattern 03 | Hit Execute.
  • Source: Bank 01, Pattern 12 | Target: Bank 02, Pattern 04 | Hit Execute.

Close the ‘Sequencer Actions’ form.

  • Select Bank 01, Pattern 09. Menu -> Default
  • Select Bank 01, Pattern 10. Menu -> Default
  • Select Bank 01, Pattern 11. Menu -> Default
  • Select Bank 01, Pattern 12. Menu -> Default

Done.

[quote=“MonstreJumo, post:1018, topic:4742”]It could be done like in the samples manager, with source and target slots for patterns and parts, and an option to switch from copy/paste to cut/paste(move) for each operation or group of operations…

It would be really great to use it to batch-process copying/moving patterns and parts around, having only to “execute” the operation one time for all :smiley:[/quote]

Not going to happen like that :slight_smile:

The execution is extremely quick, like I said above, turn off confirmation and auto-save to improve speed, but don’t forget to save when all done.

If I built it like the Samples, except with options to Copy/Paste or Cut/Paste (Move) then you would have a scenario where it is just too clunky from a UI/UX point of view, and that would detract from the capabilities.

Say for example that you are wanting to that batch processing with Patterns? Thats 256 potential permutations. Ok, not too bad. It’s just like the samples…

Lets extend that to Tracks… you are now asking for mapping like Samples, except to handle 4,096 permutations… :open_mouth:

Trust me, people would complain about having to deal with that scenario, and on top of that, the first question that gets asked is I want to copy A to X, Y and Z… whoops, can’t do that, because painted myself in a corner with the mapping…

Trust me that there is a method to the madness @MonstreJumo… and all these things were considered.

What makes you think I’m not doing both? :loopy:


#1020

Do you want a video or Skype for that @MonstreJumo ?


#1021

Thanks Rusty, I dont need any video for these operations, as I think I perfectly understood how OE works for these tasks.

I had already managed to do all the operations I needed, one after the other as you described it, and it works like a charm. I just thought that source/target dual window with slots like the sample manager would be interesting but yeah, maybe cumbersome or too complex…

No problem here Rusty, I’m fine with it for now :slight_smile:


#1022

OctaEdit : Sequencer Step Actions

Sequencer Step Actions allow the ability to affect any Element of any Step.

Elements are Trigs, Swing, Slide, Sample Locks, Parameter Locks etc.

Actions available are Randomise, Default and Clone from Source.


#1023

As is I’m afraid. Only OctaEdit/Computer or the Octatrack can access the CF card at any point in time.


#1024

Thanks.

Question regarding OctaEdit.

Can you run it with octatrack playing music simultaneously . ie Have Octaedit opened and able to edit sounds, sequences fx etc all whilst jamming with audio coming out the octatrack. Or is this program just for (pre)editing projects which you then transfer into octatrack for playback.


#1025

As per post above yours @s3kn0tr0n1c


#1026

Thanks…