who uses 100% OT, if not what are your favourite uses?


You can sequence multiple audio tracks with only one midi track? I’ve done a similar approach with cloning audio tracks so all have the same sample+FX with midiloopback with RK-002 but it was kinda slow to setup/manage.

Yeah the lack of MIDI slides really sucks, I think I read somewhere the monomachine can do it? Anyway I remember briefly talking to Mario from elektron and I think Daniel Troberg in a brooklyn synth expo a while ago about how slide trigs work. Apparently the slide resolution in the internal tracks are limited to the microtiming notches so the aliasing is almost imperceptible for most parameters. However, you get phasing issues when sliding or scanning with LFO through 2D wavetables unless you scan through them with a crossfader. Now that the octatrack is dead update wise, it’s a shame they couldn’t include a virtual internal MIDI loopback to let users go beyond the limitations of audio tracks. It would leave the OT still a worthy adversary to future samplers which might include polyphony, pitching up more than one octave lol.

The octatrack is the only gear I own aside from a laptop and part of the reason why I think not many people use it standalone is bc the lack of control of routing options with trigs kinda like how one track in the mono can sequence multiple machines at once. Otherwise making things like chords are difficult or destructive from resampling.


Yes, without perfect control of each track parameter but if you use the same midi channel for all tracks, trigger track samples individually (36-43), or all chromatically (72-96), control all tracks parameters with CCs.
CC use is pretty easy to remember with 5 midi tracks, using the 6 knobs of CTRL2.
Midi T1 = SRC/Playback page
Midi T2 = Amp page
You can use more midi channels for groups.
You can use lfos if you want to set different parameters destinations for each track.
You can create specific settings / offsets (hence chords) for each track with scene pairs trigless trigs (IIRC, incoming notes may override plocked settings). You can control scenes, hence have different chords per scene pair.

You can program the RK002, map velocity to an lfo, choose a different lfo dest for each track.

Machinedrum can do it, I recorded OT crossfader with it, smoothing slides on each step. I don’t know about MNM.

For wavetables, you can modulate the crossfader with midi lfos. Tested.


Interesting, would you mind elaborating on this?

Midi Processors with Octatrack

I made this with just octatrack, usually I use it paired with maschine for infinite sounds but sometimes it’s nice to just sit back with OT alone


agreed! incredible stuff there mlee!


Amazing. May I ask how you put together the audio? You mentioned using the arranger but… I can’t imagine that this was performed all in one take? Was other gear used besides the OT?