Bank change on Digitakt. How?

Thank you for the straight answer man.

Hmmm. That’s very strange.

They even have a “bank” field on the SRC page. Next to program change.


According to the MANUAL and those crazy words it can address 128 banks.

How? What’s the trick?

12.3.1 CHANChannel sets the MIDI channel the track will send MIDI data to. If this parameter is set to OFF, it basically turns the MIDI track of. Please note that this parameter cannot be parameter locked. (OFF, 1–16)

12.3.2 BANKBank is used for sending out a bank change message. Bank 1 to 128 can be sent. (OFF, 1–128)

12.3.3 PROGProgram change is used for sending out a program change message. Program 1 to 128 can be sent. (OFF, 0–128)

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Responsibility for checking something you were shelling half a grand out on, having the features that you want/need.

It’s all well and good calling elektron ‘silly’ but if you didn’t even check to ensure it does what you need/want it to do, then you have to take responsibility for that.

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Is there a trick to sending bank change messages? Does anyone know?

Nah ‘bro’, just sick of seeing posts by people that haven’t got the foresight to check something does as they want, and then whine about it on the Internet like the company in question are going to change everything because you’re upset.

Maybe this topic may be helpful


The guidelines also state how we hope you’ll all go about forum business … using phrases like this is unwelcome and should be avoided. Keep it civil



If I may, I’d add that if you have any feature request or you think something is not right, please contact :3lektron: support to calmly explain your case.
You’ll at least show this is needed and this way contribute positively.


Bank changes that the manual states it can send?

Are you ok?

maybe take a break and come back cooler, you two.

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Roger that. Good advice.

This is very upsetting.

I obviously love Elektron gear and respect the Elektron community enough to ask for help.

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I’ve just been reading that thread posted right above; the discussion and troubleshooting there seem quite thorough. Looks like Elektron have it on their list of things they’re aware of, at least.

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Don’t mind this guy, his attitude is about as bad as his {…}

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If it’s any consolation, the DT is not able to change banks on any of my DSI synths, including my P6 which is a similar architecture to your OB6. Patch change works though.

DT is NOT a MIDI sequencer! Just a drum machine. Treat it as such and you will probably have more fun with it.

I have Digitakt, Ableton and some soft synths. Out of the bunch, there are few that work perfectly accepting bank and patch change.

Yes, it’s definitely a MIDI sequencer and a sampler. It’s not a “drum machine” in the way an R8 is a drum machine. The Digitakt has 8 MIDI tracks that can be sequenced = a MIDI sequencer.

It’s a great machine for sure. Sounds fantastic. Shockingly so.

Just needed to know how to bank change my external synths and I figured folks here might know. CC#32

I’m sure Elektron will fix the SRC page bank change bug soon.

Happy Yule!

Yes! That thread had a good work-around. Works for me.

I have an MPC Live, RS7000 and Digitakt for midi sequencing. I REALLY want the Digitakt to be the one because it speaks Elektron pattern changes. Man, what a dream to have the MIDI tracks lined up with all the Elektrons with one pattern change on the Digitakt.

Like I said before, I have a Rytm, Ak and two A4. So before I got the Digitakt, I was using the MPC live or RS7000 for MIDI sequencing my 4 DSI synths and S/S the Elektrons. The Digitakt is a much better overall master device because it can control EVERYTHING.

Thanks for your help bro

This works fine :point_right:t2::point_right:t2::point_right:t2:

In the SRC page, leave Bank empty (X). P-lock PROG for your Trigs with the respective Program number.

For the Bank switch, go to the AMP page and use BSEL LSB (32) for e.g. SEL1.
Go to the FLTR page and P-lock VAL1 with the Bank number (0=A, 1=B, etc.).

Someone who knows the machine figured it out and was helpful!

Thank you to Gearslutz, Jefones and Elektronauts.


I was able to change from Bank A to Bank B by sending program change = 16. Took me to B1 pattern. Sending program change = 15. Took me back to A16 pattern.
Bank A = 0 - 15 (Program change value)
Bank B = 16 - …

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