Will the Octatrack solve all my looping and slicing problems?
I’ve been trying to make the iPad into a live looper and slicer for a long time. My instrument is the guitar, and I combine it with beats and looped samples.
The problem is that there’s no way to record a loop as I’m playing the song, and then slice and manipulate that loop right away. Blocs kinda does it, but the slicing is limited and the app has no MIDI (foot) control.
Egoist has an amazing slicer, but you have to stop and load a file into it. It doesn’t accept live input.
I’ve even tried syncing my H9 pedal with its amazing looper algorithm to the iPad, but MIDI sync isn’t Link, and it’s so unstable and delicate that I gave up.
This has led me to the Octatrack, which will let me play into it, and then immediately start chopping up the samples with real knobs. The thing is, it’s over a grand to get started on that. It’s worth it if it works, though.
Anyone with experience of live looping/sampling using Octatrack? Any advice?