I wanted to share this samplechain workflow as i found it to be a really fast way to smash together a bunch of Audiofiles.
Its pretty nerdy stuff, but it migth be helpful for someone. I would imagine it would be super for compiling a bunch of single-cycle waveforms, as thats a pain to do in a DAW.
Using ffmpeg to Concatenate all the wavfiles in a folder to one big one. Allthough you have to manually then slice up the file on the Octatrack, but thats pretty quick work anyways.
Now im on Linux mint, so there is some difference in the commands on win and osx, but i think the basics are the same.
First i make a textfile of all the wavfiles in a folder:
printf “file ‘%s’\n” *.wav > samples.txt
Then (again in terminal):
ffmpeg -f concat -i samples.txt -c copy bigchain.wav
And bang. You have one wavefile containg everything you want (No. Not really) in under one second. Only issues i had was that it didnt like the # in some filenames, but renaming those files manually worked.