I bought an Octatrack to capture the 4-16 bar “loops” of audio sequenced by my non-Elektron gear.
My understanding is that I can capture these loops into the Octatrack recorders, essentially in sync as long as the external sequencer is MIDI clocked.
I should then be able to assign these recordings to a track, most likely a FLEX machine.
What I LOVE about this is workflow and the performance possibilities. Essentially, the Octatrack will be 8 of my hardware synths that I don’t have to drag live and worry about messing up. I just need to hook up my Elektrons and Go!
I can still manipulate the sound beyond all imaginable destruction.
Everything is clocked and locked in sync.
As I change bank and patterns on my MASTER Elektron everything locks in together, including all the sample loops in the Octrack’s corresponding bank and pattern.
Have I got the proper understanding?
All of my other Elektrons lock together this way. Like a gigantic organic electronic monster. Each synth and sampler doing what it does in the corresponding bank and pattern.
I have my Elektron synths setup in a way so that each one has a different personality. The Analog Keys toward the bass heavy stuff and mono synth. The two A4 more toward poly and stereo sounds.
I am officially hooked on Elektron. It’s so intelligent and organized.