I do something similar to most.
I have a Yamaha AW4416 feeding clock to the Octopus, which has a controller merged on one input.
Then I have one Octo output dedicated to an RS7000, and the other feeding the rest of the studio, MachineDrum, monomachine, etc, etc.
I build all songs on the Octo (still wishing for arbitrary clustering!). So there isn’t a computer involved! Most of the time I have sub sequences running on the Elektron boxes because of the parameter locks they can do.
I have a MIDI switchbox to change the routing of the controller because I don’t need it inputting to the Octo all the time (MIDI echo would take care of this!).