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
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 could you elaborate ?
…to use a saved sample as a template
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.
Another great reason to save a sample in a recording buffer is that it will load when you switch on the Octatrack. That way, you don’t have to start with an empty track.
More details here:
Fantastic tip. Just starting to thi k about a master template for things, and this is a really useful bit of knowledge
The OT is the first machine I’ve used trigless locks as a sound design tool.
On the other boxes I just never think to use it, but the OT does make you think differently.
I’m sure that would make a great slogan…