**As always if the following post is clearly answered elsewhere, and I’ve missed it, please delete or merge with that thread to save cluttering the forum. **
In my continuing journey of discovery with the Octatrack MK2, I have started to delve into Arrangement. I have watched a lot of tutorials and read the manual but I don’t appear to be seeing where I am going wrong….
It seems straightforward enough- choose the pattern you want, stick it in the spot you want, choose how long it runs for before it moves to the next pattern. Great.
Of course in practice it hasn’t been so easy…
I am trying a very basic arrangement, with each section bringing in a new element of the track.
I assumed that this would be super easy to do, with just one pattern and then muting out each part I didn’t want, until it plays that section and it unmutes.
The issue is that the arranger mutes do not appear to mute the tracks in the way I was expecting them to. When searching around the forum, it seems this is a common issue.
I then decided that a workaround would be to copy the pattern across 8 pattern slots, and in each audio track mute out what I don’t want – so for instance pattern 1 plays just T1, pattern 2 plays T1 and T2, pattern 3 plays T1, T2, T3 and so on.
I would then put all 8 patterns into the arranger, and as the arranger plays through the patterns, each one will play as I have them set up.
This has not resulted in anything other than the same pattern repeating- so none of the mutes I put into the pattern are happening, and all the audio tracks from T1-T8 are playing at together.
Can someone point out my user error here please?