Working on a set right now that’s Octatrack + Nord Drum 2 + Eurorack. Here’s the setup:
The Nord Drum 2 is sequenced with the Octatrack’s MIDI sequencer tracks 1-6, and track 7 to the global channel for switching kits via program changes. It’s connected to inputs A & B. The Eurorack system also has one track of MIDI coming from track 8 of the MIDI sequencer to an Intellijel µMIDI. The µMIDI sequences a Shapeshifter and also sends clock to a Metropolis which sequences an Atlantis. The patch itself is kind of complicated with a Planar sending different mixes of the Shapeshifter and Atlantis to a Rainmaker. The outputs of the modular are sent to inputs C & D on the Octatrack.
Track 1 is the Thru Machine for the ND2. Track 2 is a Neighbour, allowing me to use 4 effects. They are Lo-Fi -> Delay -> DJ EQ -> Plate Reverb. A nice feature to use with the delay is to filter out low frequencies with the Base parameter, and then the delay only applies to stuff in the upper range of frequencies. The DJ EQ is great for cutting out frequencies from the drums for fills / transitions etc.
Tracks 3 & 4 are dedicated to playing some field recording loops.
Track 5 is the Thru Machine for the Eurorack, Track 6 is a Neighbour. This one is Compressor -> Delay -> DJ EQ -> Dark Reverb. Since my Eurorack already has a delay, the one on track 5 is configured in repeater mode, I can use this to lock the sound coming from the modular while I tweak stuff there and then unlock it when it’s ready to bring in to the mix. I can listen to the sound on inputs C&D via headphones while the buffer is frozen.
Track 7 is set up to sample the Eurorack inputs in to a pre-sliced buffer. The slices can then be rearranged and parameter locked live in the track.
Track 8 is a master track with a compressor and another freeze delay… not sure if I will make full use of that or not yet.
For the show all I need to do is connect the two Octatrack outputs to the PA.