I wonder if it would be possible to make the octopus react to ‘dump requests’? This would be the same as many sythesizers do and would make it possible to setup a "total recall’ template for the octopus. Saving of the octopus memory with a project would be smooth and easy like that.
Exporting the memory to a midi track is fine, too.
But to do it with total recall would be much more elegant!
The biggest question would probably be wether or not the Octo can respond to the request while playing. I’d have to check again, but afaik this is not possible at the moment. Sending the Octo a dump request would thus trigger the machine to stop itself in order to respond to the request, which would be dramatically awkward.
I agree – the risk of stopping the octopus would outweight the convenience of saving the state with a project easily. Unless the octpus would be able to have such human abilities as "ignoring" a request while playing .