As it is now, track CLR also clears the track note offset. Some of the earlier versions did not do that, and that was the right way.
The main issue here (for me) is when you have a drummachine setup where each track has one drum (super-808-style ). Now if you clear a track (or all of them) suddenly your note setup in gone. A no-no for live play.
LDT, are you using the Octopus to play a midi-ed TR808 with one track for each drum sound? Because that’s also exactly what I’m doing! The Octopus is almost perfect for this as the 808 has eleven drum sounds, I use the same track for CY and OH and a separate track for everything else.
A good trick is to select all tracks and hit RND, for some crazy random drum patterns, and then edit them down to a less crazy version.
Hartley, indeed that is what I am doing! I rarely use the cymbal, so that doesn´t have a track.
My favorite octo feature for drum programming is the step phrases: I program phrases so I have (if 16ths are the step lenght) 32th, 32th triplets, 64th, 64th triplets and all in different velocites: static, crescendo and diminuendo. The velocity variations don´t work for the 808 though, but I use them for everything else. In particular the Vermona DRM1 mk3 which is my other drum engine.