Hexatrack Project

hi folks

i want to make a clone of the Elektron Octatrack with organelle
i want to make sure i am not re-inventing the wheel but i have been reseraching drum machines and sample playback the past few hours and i have

a 6 track sample player with 16 sep play back engine
it plays the samples fwd/backwards ay 1/2 speed, 1/4 speed etc…
and i am yet to adds some effects

i just need to figure out how to program the steps so the user can program the steps in elegantly



I think it would be near enough impossible to make this work using the organelle interface, as the octatrack is already a notoriously difficult to use bit of kit. Can’t even imagine how hard it would be to work all the systems out in PD too. Having said that, I’m very excited to see what comes out of this! What is it in particular that you want to take as inspiration from the octatrack? Are you actually going for a clone system?

What I’m immediately thinking of here is to rather try a clone of MLR with something like a monome as an input device. If the Organelle could really be used as the sampling, sample mangling, and effecting part of the equation a grid like the monome can be the user interface. Then using the pots in the Organelle for, say, volume mixing of channels would be the icing on the cake.

Seems there even is a PD starting point here: http://gwen.coffy.name/Puredata/Axiome/
Someone else started the Organelle/monome integration here: https://patchstorage.com/monome-grid-seq/