Octachainer is a small, free Windows and Mac application for creating sample chains for the Octatrack and other samplers. This long overdue update fixes some bugs and implements some minor new features suggested by users to improve the workflow.
- Drag&drop of folders.
- Allows more than 64 octatrack slices. Instead, it will now give a warning that more than one .wav file will be created.
- Support for high DPI screens.
- Multiselect in the sample lists.
- Megabreak mode wasn’t working properly. Fixed.
- Drag&drop wasn’t working on mac version. Fixed.
- Some hotkeys didn’t work. Fixed.
- A combination of space and bracket in sample filenames could in theory cause issues. Not sure if this actually caused problems for anyone, but fixed just in case.
- Sample playback did not work for some users. I have not been able to reproduce the issue, but have made some changes. Audio works on all computers I have tried on, so possibly fixed.
- Generating the .wavs did not work for a few users. I haven’t been able to reproduce the issue, so not sure what the reason could be. I’m hoping it is fixed, but might still be an issue.
NB: One request I often receive is for “clear all” functionality. This is already implemented. File -> New or (Ctrl+N / Command+N). No need to quit and restart the application! All hotkeys:
- Space – toggle play/stop of selected sample
- Alt+P/Option+P – Play
- Alt+S/Option+S – Stop
- Alt+A/Option+A – Add file(s) to list
- Alt+R/Option+R – Remove file(s) from list
- Alt+C/Option+C – Create output file(s)
- Ctrl+N/Command+N – New project
- Ctrl+O/Command+O – Open project
- Ctrl+S/Command+S – Save project
For an explanation of the various modes, see the blog post for the previous v1.3 version.
Thanks for the feedback, pull requests, bug reports and ideas for improvements. This tool is free and I’m not accepting any form of payment (thanks for the kind offers, though!). If you really feel like giving something in return I’d love it if you take some time to listen to our album “Comfort in the Echo” or follow Tic Tic on Facebook.