Project Proposal: Import and Export Elektron Octatrack data from and to Deluge Sets.
just throwing that in here..
While being a little bored in lockdown in January I deciphered the Octatrack data format bit by bit.
So since a couple of Months being able to read and write Octatrack sets.
Made an App out of it for Mac to export and import Midi or write complete Ableton v10, v11 Sets from the Octatracks patterns and parameters and project settings.
Meaning i also developed an Ableton Export environment that could be used to do the same with Deluge Data, that way you would be able to create Ableton Songs with your Deluge songs. And in case it runs smooth it would not be limited to just 8 Octa-Tracks.
So already in Alpha phase forcing to go Beta the next weeks.
It has a full Midi implementation and can act as Audio App in the middle between machine and any DAW or running standalone.
Playing, Recording and checking Samples in a AIFF, WAV, m4a, aac and working on flac, caf and maybe rex/rx2 support also.
So why i am posting this here?
After reading some comments in here that i am not the only one being Deluge'ist and Octatrack'ist thinking to do similar export or import options for Deluge Format. Because now it would be possible to transform 8 tracks Audio and 8 tracks Midi into Deluge XML format or the other way around.
Well this is a lot of work even tho it is not that much of a problem like the decoding of the OT was..
To organise further work schedule and having a proper coding plan for the next weeks I would like to know how much interest is in the Deluge Community to have such export/import options..
And knowing the limitations and possibilities of both machines and how they actually accompany each other I am still keen to know more of other Deluge owners having also an OT in their environment and the struggles they have to catch the most out of both..
PS: here a screenshot of the app state the moment.