What are some OT features you wished you have found earlier


#1

Hello dear Elektronauts!

I got my OT this week and I am super happy with it. The learning curve was way flatter then expected and i already made severall beats using the OT only. I red Merlins Guide and watched a little bit of Cuckoos videos but I feel that got down the basic features already so here comes my question:

What are some OT features that you missed in the beginning and just found out after some weeks/months/years?

Maybe give me something out of the box knowledge that will help me to love this unit even more :slight_smile:

Greetings!


#2

Trig conditions. :slight_smile:


#3

you mean like recording triggers or oneshot triggers and these “silent” triggers that only used to change parameters? been there done that :smiley:


#4

#5

Thanks that looks intresting


#6

How to sample


#7

overall i wish i’d realised it wasn’t as tricky to use as i thought it was.
there are more crazy things that i could do with it, but i’ve been fine with it so far.


#8

This times a million. Choosing sounds from the CFD is such a hassle and presents speed bumps in the workflow. I wish I had just sucked it up and just spent an afternoon practicing live sampling just so every time I boot up the OT and can just feed it and get on the road to nonsense


#9

Chaining patterns


#10

Infos, infos, infos … here you go (digesting it may take some while):


#11

I wish I had better grasp of the pool and parts, then also how to structure it all in a singke template fir smooth workflow


#12

@sezare56 is talking about conditional trigs like fill, 1st, percentages, and ratios.
What you are referring to are parameter locks using trigless trigs.


#13

Ha! I’ve had the Octatrack since Nov 2012 and I still don’t know how to sample … reliably! I resorted to sampling elsewhere and loading samples from CF long ago. I was beginning to think there was something wrong with my OT. Even following the manual and online examples to the “T”, I would end up with truncated samples, empty samples etc.!


#14

All the stuff I haven’t found yet


#15

Using the LFO to “slice” up a sample, and randomize those “slices” without having to create any actual slices.

Edit: I learned it this weekend!


#16

That if you “save to self” and choose the recording buffer it will keep whatever name you give it and you can then use it as a template. Made the idea of sampling and its subsequent management so much nicer.


#17

you’re getting me curious :sunglasses: could you elaborate ?


#18

…to use a saved sample as a template :question:


#19

The name you give the recorder buffer when you first assign a sample to “self” will stay that. Therefore all subsequent samples can be saved with a small variation on that name. This saves time entering a new name for every sample you want to save.


#20

Trigless locks. To use them with conditionals to make a loop shift and change for I don’t know how long, without actually launching it again, was one of many late Octatrack revelations for me.