I’m just learning the Octatrack and have connected a Pod HD500 to use as a MIDI controller, mainly for looping/pickup machines.
It has 10 footswitches and an expression pedal and the MIDI configuration is pretty good (can send note out, cc’s etc.) I’m still getting my head around the pickup machines so I’m not sure yet how many I’ll use for that (i.e. not sure whether to have 3 switches to record the separate inputs or just 1 for combo record).
I want to have switches for channel up/down/mute but that will leave at least 5 or so spare and an expression pedal. Any favourite uses for pedals (esp. the expression)?