ONE way to do it on the octa is to program a sequence as your arpeggio and the pitch shift the whole thing from the midi controller.. another way might be to use the MIDI arpegiatir on the octatrack but connected to a non midi octatrack track (the octa track has eight midi tracks ANS eight "normal" track" so the midi tracks can control external synths (or any MIDI stuff including a EDP, which means that i can MIDI program sequences of EDP behavior .. now since i now next to nothning about midi i have not experimented with this.. yet.. :-) )
A cool thin is the use rate to change pitch instead of pitch siince you can then use non standard intervals related to natural harmonics 1/2 speed is an octave and so on of course pitch is not fixed to intervals so it is doable there as well but rate gives a different timbre to the sound....)
> <email@example.com> wrote:
> > The you have the more sample style recording used with what is called a
> > "flex machine" with this you can record samples either freely or triggered
> > by a sequencer step.
> That's a really cool technique that I had in mind for years before
> finally finding a way make it happen. My idea is to sample one note
> and instantly have that note played back by a step sequencer as a
> chord arpeggio. Then I use foot pedals to change pattern in the
> sequencer to move through any chord change vamp while playing along.
> Typically I use one pedal to sample a note and nine pedals for
> different chords/sequence patterns/arpeggios. This was quite quirky to
> set up in software and I assume it would be easier with the Octa.
> Greetings from Sweden
> Per Boysen