Octatrack Tips & Tricks (OT Tips)

What is particular with this ?

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You can take it one step further and not even use a thru track! Just set the source to AB/CD or however the external instrument is connected

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Use a Recorder and a Flex instead of Thru…

I don’t think anything is particular with it. It’s just an easy thing I’ve grasped early with the OT

Yeah, I often set the source on the recorder to AB/CD/whatever. No need for a thru or flex machine to record a sample

“Edit This Recording” just open recording buffer in AED. It isn’t a recording technique such rec buttons, rec trigs, one shot rec trigs…

You can open rec buffer quicker with RECAB + BANK on OT MKI.
Probably similar shorcut on MKII.

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Not wanting a flex track.

Edit this recording “method”

Sorry if my vagueness was confusing.

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Use the amp envelope on thru tracks, place trigs, chop stuff up, plock the shizzle out of it, use TRC.

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1 demerit for “shizzle” :wink:

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Fo rizzle?

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:grimacing::sob:

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I’m far too old to use such parlance in anything other than inept irony. :wink:

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In the audio editor, the level button toggles follow playhead??? Whoa

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Nice! Tested and approved! :+1:
Did you find it ? I didn’t find it in the manual.

I guess you mean Level knob push ? Not sure of the best way to call it.

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I stumbled upon it by accident last night.

Yeah, I wasn’t sure how to call it.

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2023., and this thread is still relevant.
keanu_reaves_whoa.gif

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And what does this mean?
(Away from studio at the moment)

Damn, that’s a new one for me. It is not in the manual, nor in the “readme” files of bug fixes or changes.

Pretty cool, although I can’t figure out how to take advantage of it. I found out that it works best in the context of adding slices while the playhead is moving, but it gets a bit clunky after a slice is added. A slice is selected after it is added, and “add new slice” is not available during this selection. I have to move the playhead manually to deselect and press LEVEL to follow again, before I can add a new slice.

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That after pushing Level knob, AED waveform display follows the playback position. Normally the display is static. Usefull for long samples.

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simple tip, so obvious, but obviously not for me. saw this a while back…and this sped up slicing for me…SO MUCH faster, and I always managed to fuck shit up when I tried to manually slice. thanks Rick

[starts at right time]

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