Control 4 voices via midi from an external 4-voice synthesizer?

Hi Elektronauts,

I have not been able to find an exact answer in the Digitakt and Digitone manuals for this.
it is clear that both devices can control external midi devices.
However, I am missing in the menu of the Digitone the function to create chords with external gear. In the Digitakt it is possible to control all 4 voices from an 4-voice synthesizer, to create a chord (C major for example.
In the Digitone, this function does not seem to exist.
On page 47 Trig parameters page (12.2) of the current Digitakt manual is described what I mean.

12.2.1 NOT1
Note 1 sets the root note that should be sent by the MIDI track. (C0–G10)
12.2.2 NOT2–NOT4
Note 2–4 will add more notes, offset from the root note by the selected values, to a note trig. This makes
it possible for a MIDI track to send out chords that consists of up to 4 notes. If the root note is changed
the offset notes will transpose accordingly. A value of 0 will remove the offset note. (-64–+63)

Is that not possible with the Digitone, or is there an other workaround for doing that?

I don’t have a DN, but the manual, sections 10.2.3, and 10.2.4, talk about adding extra notes to a trig. I don’t think it’s different for MIDI tracks. 12.2 talks about additional notes.

On the Digitone, to create a chord, press ‘record’ to go into step sequence mode.
Then hold a trig button and press the ‘Add Notes/Arp’ button.
Now you can release both buttons and select the keys you want for your chord.
Press ‘Yes’ button to enter the chord into the sequence and go back to the sequencer page.
Pressing ‘Add Notes/Arp’ again will also send you back.

The Digitone goes up to 8 notes per step, the Digitakt is limited to 4.

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Ok yes so I create the chords with the internal voices of the Digitone. Does this also work with external midi instruments? Have not managed so far, with the Digitakt that works.

You create the chords on the midi tracks of the Digitone, there are 4 internal synth tracks and 4 midi tracks.
All of those tracks have a max polyphony of 8.

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Ok I’ll try that out right at home. Thanks in advance.

Thanks it works! I was a bit confused and thought it works with the Digitone just like with the Digitakt Midi mode.
Well then nothing stands in the way of my setup change.