great stuff, thanks for the workflow summary
relic, valid question. for me it was a realization while at a festival about what balls i wanted to juggle while performing, and thinking about the old sly and robbie method of dubbing out tracks on a mixer. i only have two hands, and i was realizing, people in the crowd were more tuned into the quality of the tracks and the overall flow /dynamics of the arrangement, big/small/big etc, than having everything be triggered and built. plus having more instrumentation stored on an 8-track would eliminate some performance anxiety on my part, which would allow me to have more fun which is ultimately where my enjyment of life stems from (hehe no pun intended at first)
about the manual question, fair enough, but the workflow i am imagining isnt really what anyone on the product doc team or on youtube is really talking about much. some guys on youtube talk about "backing tracks" and there is some longwinded info on that. I was hoping to utilize the medium of forum to get some first hand experience with these prosumery boxes, that have pretty biased and salesy info on their product sheets.
the more i think about it, i am pretty stoked about this shift in my thinking from building loops and step sequencer parts all live, to capturing the sickest stuff while i jam in my lab and then work on performing with more energy and some vox/guitar and dub mixing for the live show. its not a thing i am saying everyone should do, but i am one of those folks struggling to get out of my studio and out of my own way, and this psychedelic realization i had whilepartying at a festival basically showed me how little people were auditing how triggered or live the electronic music was, it was all about quality, style and flow (yeah super generic words... but see past the sometimes blunt object of language with me here haha)
I think i am going to keep the dp008 and maybe get an r8 and just see how it all works. will probably want to have two 8 tracks just for the time it will take to load tracks, i can jump back and forth and their verb and sounds might be different enough to create some variety in sound and workflow. i was really excited on the 008 to have panning so i can route left dry to my main mixer and right out through some mangling and effects.
thanks for hearing me out and thinking this through. i'm still buzzing from a profound festival weekend with amazing music and people all around. peace!