the octopus (& everything in my rig) is slaved to the clock from an electrix repeater (so I can write & record based on played-live guitar & bass parts).
everything stops when the repeater changes from one loop to the next; this may be a repeater bug, or the octopus responding badly to the repeater’s clock disappearing for a few ticks.
I have made two pages to run in a cluster. the 2nd is a modified copy of the 1st.
eight tracks run in a chain, while the bottom two run independently in normal 16 step patterns.
to get the chain to finish before the pages switch in the cluster, I adjusted the page length setting to it’s maximum. the octopus loses lock across the page boundary, dropping enough ticks to knock the rhythm out by a couple of beats. my workaround is to turn the page length down to 1 again, & use the page-repeat setting instead. this seems to work fine.
"edit" button, which I use a lot to find drum sounds while editing patterns… doesn’t seem to send note-off anymore, leading to many hanging notes while editing pitch. I have to follow my pitch editing with an external keyboard to kill the hanging notes.
oh, & happy christmas!