Octatrack pitch bend/ mod wheel


#1

Nauts

Im buying my first Octa maybe next week. Was wondering if there is a control for traditional pitch bend and mod wheel anywhere on it? particularly to send pitch bends to synths being sequenced.


#2

Yes, it sends pitchbend but only MSB, so the resolution is 128 instead of 128x128.
Mod wheel is a regular Control Change #1, no problem.
It’s a step sequencer, so you can’t have smooth values changes, only one per step, except with lfos.


#3

This can’t be emphasized enough. Don’t expect to record modulations as you would in a linear sequencer.


#4

So there is no way to bend pitch live… as in send to a synth connected via midi not record the pitch bend?


#5

ps i understand the sequencer as i have a rytm

just wondering if there is anyway to do this


#6

Slide trigs for midi tracks would almost solve the problem. MD has that possibility AFAIK.


#7

You can turn the knob live, and I guess you can use / midi record a keyboard pitchbend live. Need to try to confirm.
Only step seq limitation after recording, and in that case MSB only is not a big deal.


#8

If you want to pitchbend live, you could always record the audio


#9

As @sezare56 says it won’t be smooth, it will simply record one value per step a bit like sample and hold. It can actually sound ok but not if you specifically want smooth.


#10

Obviously using LFO with higher resolution would be smoother than recording live.


#11

I was trying that with plays free tracks. :wink:
It works, let you send synced smooth pitch bends with the lfo designer if you wich.

But I think I’d record audio.