@ghostly606 I think you can get over 5 minutes with 16 bit audio. I don’t know the specifics, but I know you can change the record buffer size and the bit depth between 16 and 24 bit. It’s somewhat of a limitation, but the OP-1 has the six minute limitation, and sometimes it’s nice to be forced to cut things down to size rather than keep going on and on. Different styles of music may work better with shorter/longer tracks however.
@Lymtronics Thanks for that really useful. I thought you could record that length but my record buffer was full after 4 mins or so. No doubt had the wrong settings for the memory allocation or something.
I still haven't found my ideal setup for the Octatrack yet. I currently have everything running into the OT and use it as a mixer but run out of inputs all too quickly. I would love it if the 4 inputs were stereo or if there were more mono inputs (8 say, seeing as it's an Octatrack!). I have a mixer with two mono sends so might consider hooking everything up to that with AUX sends running into A+B. Just need to experiment huh.
The OT is just too darn flexible!
[Gear list I want to use if anyone has any tips, typically I like to do live jams with lots of tweaking, sample playback limited to the odd field recording or dialogue, guitar or the odd synth line:
- Alesis Micron
- Volcas (Bass / Keys)
- Monotron Delay / Behringer EM600 delay (Optional)
I have the Alesis Multimix 8]
I grabbed a limited-edition cassette of Jah Connery’s “Killa Tape” from Bandcamp (Geweih Ritual Documents), and it’s delicious. Not sure what his workflow is, but I love it.
I’m having a blast recording my OP-1 into FL Studio. I put together this atmospheric galactic ditty. Let me know what you think.
I made this track the other day using mainly Animoog on the iPad. Man, that is a great synth.
Nord Drum 2 controlled by Patterning + Moog Sub Phatty + Waldorf Pulse 2 + a bunch of fx boxes.
This is a live jam on volca beats and keys (through KP2 and played from Korg SQ-1)
I really live your music Olle !
some work in progress with the OP-1 involved.
Another Track I made with The Domiion 1 and LXR drumcomputer and a bit of Korg M3 drums in the end…
Originally wanted to demo a new fx pedal with the Nord Drum 2 but eventually recorded this track last night. Nothing serious, some testflight, sort of…
Oooh. It sounds really nice, @Jooga1972 . I’ve been struggling for the longest time not to spam too much elements into each of my tracks, and I admire anyone who manages it Moody and very nice.
Oooh. It sounds really nice, @Jooga1972 . I've been struggling for the longest time not to spam too much elements into each of my tracks, and I admire anyone who manages it :) Moody and very nice.Actually, I've just been listening to the The Knick soundtrack - I think there's something similar there. I very much recommend having a listen, Cliff Martinez did a brilliant job:https://open.spotify.com/album/6TlLSOyqN7Ntn4MVjMoLsD
Thanks for your feedback, really appreciate it. As for ‘The Knick’ and its soundtrack: both are among my favs - amazing show with excellent music.
@mixrasta - I really like that! Very raw sounds. I’m jealous of your LXR, but that’s just the GAS talking
@jooga1972 - intense stuff!
Thanks! … maybe a little too intense… but that’s always the thing with these testflights / demos; I tweak and turn every knob within reach… as for tracks making it to albums and or live performances, these days I try to follow the ‘less is more’ path