I have pretty much read every piece of material on the octatrack, including the manual, but in reality one can never fully understand it until you have it. So i wanted to reach out to you guys to convince me to buy the Octatrack.
So My choices for a new piece of gear comes down to the following:
OP1 (not really an option due to waiting list)
OPZ (not really an option due to waiting list)
Machine MK3 (i own already)
So what do i want the new piece of gear to do?
PS i produce: deep house/tech house mainly, but also produce a bit of boombap and cinematic stuff.
Im looking for a daw in a box vibe, well at least 80% daw in a box, i dont mind finishing up tracks in the box.
I want a powerful sampler that i can take anywhere and have a 128gb card with a large library of samples.
From a Production point of view:
I want something that i can build songs and even albums on.
I want something where i can have a bank of c3 samples that i can sample across a chromatic keyboard.
I want something where i can build powerful drum kits.
I want something that can save all of the above to backup.
I want something that can do old school sample chopping boombap style.
I want something where i can build arrangements (complex ones)
I want something that i can build lets say an 8 track drum loops, then resample onto one track, then build a 4 track pad loop and resample onto one track etc.
From a Live point of view:
I want something that i can play stems on (traditional dj type set)
I want something that i can get in-depth with ie ( experimenting with song elements live)
I want something that is actually fun to play
I want something that is a total solution in a box for live gigs
User point of view:
I want something that takes me out the studio.
I want something that i can produce in bed with.
I want something to take me away from the computer.
So as you can see i am already gearing towards the octatrack, i just want the investment to be worth it
so any input any ideas any links to videos and reading material etc will be a massive help, thanks guys!!!