I am the drummer of a band and we use some samples in our live shows. I’ve always done that with a Roland SPD-S but I bought an Octatrack some time ago but it never got to substitute the SPD-S for the lack of some features.
Now I have a few gigs in Greece two weeks from now and I have to bring smaller gear with me and I hope to bring the Octatrack instead of the larger SPD-S; keep in mind that I will need a MIDI module to start/stop the loops because my hands and feet are already occupied (I would like to use a M-Audio Trigger Finger).
I need the loops to start and stop when I hit the pads of the Trigger Finger. I tried to link them but I’m only able to START the loops, but not to stop them. Is there a way to program the OT to stop the samples when the pad is played again?
If I can’t do it, I thought of programming the Trigger Finger to mute or solo the tracks (sometimes I need to stop one loop and start another one at the same time). I really don’t understand which midi note and octave I can use. I would need 8 mute (1 per track) and 8 solo (again 1 per track). I can’t understand the MIDI control reference in the manual: it says $31 49 | Track Mute (0=Unmuted, [1-127]=Muted). How can I program my pads?
Can you help me please?