I’m hoping this will work for me. Ordered an octatrack mki this week, should be here tomorrow.
I want to be able to”
- sequence my gear so that I can program in the rhythm of the melody I want and then program the actual notes after. This allows me to set the feel, and then write the melody/chords.
- automatically sample the synth back in, mangle it, chop it, add fx, etc.
- sample vinyl and YouTube and blend melodies I found online
- basically be my melodic centerpiece
I’ll be sequencing my prophet x, grandmother and hydrasynth for now, probably going to pick up a cheap minilogue XD module (not sure I have room for another keyboard as my living situation may be changing soon).
I do not want or need:
I can do those on my Force and work that way, I want a completely different workflow sometimes. More programming ideally.
I want to use it to create my melodic elements basically and treat it is a melodic sequencer/instrument. I’ll start doing drums on it this month, but next month I’m buying a RYTM to handle drum duties. I want to sync them, and send program changes to align the patterns. I was going to get a RYTM whether I liked the octa or not because either way I want a deep analog drum synth that can load samples as well. That’s something I’ve never had.
Soundlike a good plan? Those are my goals, do you all think I made a good choice?
I enjoy exploring new things and diving deep. I like things that make my brain work and think. Ie I read a lot and find problem solving rewarding.
Already asked my RYTM purchasing question in that forum, think I know what I will do there.
Should add I’ve had a digitone before and liked the sequencing from what I remember, but returned shortly after because I did not gel with FM.
I make hiphop. Want a cross between stuff like griselda and old school organized noize (outkast, goodie mob producers). Maybe a little dirtier, and some more synths.
I had the manual and Merlins guide printed and bound at fedex/kinkos, as well as the key combo’s.