What are some OT features you wished you have found earlier


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:



Trig conditions. :slight_smile:


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



Thanks that looks intresting


How to sample


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.


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


Chaining patterns


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


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


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


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.!


All the stuff I haven’t found yet


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!


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.


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


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


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.


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.