I was doing my nightly jam session tonight (learning my Octatrack I’ve only had a few months) and something dawned on me: I can use the arranger just for keeping notes!
I’ve decided that the best way for me to make a track (personally) is to perform it without using the arranger. Moving through patterns and scenes while triggering some plays free tracks and tweaking my Virus Ti on the MIDI tracks etc…
While scenes are fine for remembering what to do with the audio tracks, the same cannot be said for MIDI tracks.
So far all I’m doing is making REM tracks and putting a loop at the end of the arranger so it doesn’t cause the pattern playing to stop. I can use a Bank/Pattern label and then make notes about what I tweaked on what track that sounded cool on what pattern. Then all I do is switch to arrangement mode to check out my notes and then switch back.
I’m sure I’m not the first person to think of this, anybody have any good ideas to expand on this?