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  • @Gaia.Tree said:

    @RUST( i )K said:

    @kobamoto said:
    mpc live+model samples makes a great mocktatrack
    more accessible while retaining the core

    Nice play

    A tip a friend of mine gave re: using the MPC Live as an OT replacement is that it works great with a small USB fader plugged right in , you can do some octatracky stuff with that and some clever midi larnin

    Very good info!

  • @GovernorSilver said:
    I bought my Octatrack to use as a looper, after hearing several Soundcloud tracks posted by a guitarist who was using one. The sequencer was more of an annoyance to put up with than an essential part of my music-making. Needless to say, my motivations/inspiration was quite different from the OP's.

    So you like it then?

  • @TheDubbyLabby said:
    What about djs1000 or Force?
    For me octa, mpclive, Force and djs1000 are the nearest things to Ableton in a box.

    Dean at Electsounds not digging Force by his response to me...seems to in a box ironically as it is not in a box well I guess it is in a way...WTF

    LOL

  • edited May 31

    @RUST( i )K said:

    @GovernorSilver said:
    I bought my Octatrack to use as a looper, after hearing several Soundcloud tracks posted by a guitarist who was using one. The sequencer was more of an annoyance to put up with than an essential part of my music-making. Needless to say, my motivations/inspiration was quite different from the OP's.

    So you like it then?

    I like it. I'm not sure you will though.

    A lot of my fun on it has been looping my string instruments with it, then resampling from the loops and wreaking all kinds of havoc w/ the audio mangling. Whereas I guess you're just looking for a sampling drum machine or something? It's not the first product I'd recommend if you're just looking to make quick beats w/ drums, bass line... the usual stuff.

    I plan to dig into it's Arranger feature, which is the OT's "song mode", as my next area of study. This is more of a "well, I already have this thing, let's see what else I can do with it" kind of thing.

    Oh yeah, that reminds me, do you care if your hypothetical groove box has a song mode? Elektron boxes priced at the Analog Four level and higher have it. The cheaper ones don't.

  • @RUST( i )K said:

    @TheDubbyLabby said:
    What about djs1000 or Force?
    For me octa, mpclive, Force and djs1000 are the nearest things to Ableton in a box.

    Dean at Electsounds not digging Force by his response to me...seems to in a box ironically as it is not in a box well I guess it is in a way...WTF

    LOL

    I didn’t understand... but glad to see you enjoying :V

  • @kobamoto said:

    @Gaia.Tree said:

    @RUST( i )K said:

    @kobamoto said:
    mpc live+model samples makes a great mocktatrack
    more accessible while retaining the core

    Nice play

    A tip a friend of mine gave re: using the MPC Live as an OT replacement is that it works great with a small USB fader plugged right in , you can do some octatracky stuff with that and some clever midi larnin

    sweet tip, have any recommendations?

    @kobamoto I’ll have to hit my bud up and see what his specifics were. .... and 5 mins later I send him message. I’ll let u know when/if he gets back to me about da kine

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