Inspired by the arcane Grex MXF8, here’s a little toy app I call Mr Shifty.
This is something that makes me laugh out loud sometimes when I’m triggering various samples in the Octatrack. Note that the default note number is set for the Octatrack, so you might want to adjust that up or down before pressing start.
I hope others find this fun as well. It actually seems a bit more stable on the mk I than the mk II.
Basic idea - set up a sampler or multi-timbral synth on channels 1-8.
The app sends note on/note off messages at regular intervals. I flash the shift offset area white briefly when I send a note on, and blue for note off so you can visually see what’s going on across the channels.
Global controls on the right for start/stop, size of the loop, speed, and a delta between the note on and note off.
Note that many settings can cause out of bounds conditions where a sound isn’t triggered or other weirdness results. It is kind of but not really working with MIDI BPM/tempo just yet.
Over time, I will do things like update related control min/max so you can’t go out of bounds if LoopZone is adjusted and get it to work with MIDI BPM internally and externally. If it locks up, you’ll likely have to reboot the Electra One and possibly your computer. Such is the power we have in this box. lol
Page 1 lets you set the start time offsets (not offset into the number of samples) the number of repeats inside the window, and a velocity amount.
Page 2 gives you control over note number and channel volume.