I’m wondering if the Octatrack can pass muster as a MIDI sketchpad. For detailed, linear MIDI arrangements, I don’t think you can beat a DAW, but a sketchpad?
Fiddle about on master keyboard connected to one or more synths (master keyboard allows complex splits/layers)
Ooh, that’s nice! I say to myself. Record 4 bars of the nice into sequencer.
Repeat until bedtime.
I know the OT can record incoming MIDI notes with or w/o quantise.
Where it might fail:
Can it record a signficant amount of incoming CC data?
What will it record if I’m holding down more than 4 notes? It seems there’s a 4 note limit per step or something?
What will it do with incoming MIDI across multiple channels?