Digitakt MIDI Sequencing Issues


#1
Howdy Elektronauts, I recently purchased a digitakt and have been really enjoying using it, but I've run into a weird midi issue.

I have a modified korg monotribe that about 6 years ago I installed the Amazing Machines miditribe mod into it. For that a span of years of I was using a monomachine as a sequencer for it and it worked amazingly well, along with a number of other sequencers/keyboards.

Well the modded monotribe doesn’t seem to respond to notes from the digitakt very well, the pitches are really random, not consistent at all.

I hooked up the digitakt to a volca fm and it receives the same notes correctly with no issues. I’m at a bit of a loss as to why this issue exists and was curious if anyone had any experience or suggestions for a remedy.


#2

I guess the Digitakt “accidentally” sends some CCs which gets miss-interpreted by the other side.

Check if in the Digitakt MIDI configuration ENCODER DEST is set to INT (instead of INT+EXT). Otherwise the encoders will send CCs when you turn them.

If that’s not the problem, I would suggest to use a MIDI monitor on a computer to check what’s going out of the DT.


#3

Thank you! Turned out audio channel 1 was sending some midi misinformation. Everything works solid now that I turned off the midi from that channel. :cowboy_hat_face:


#4

ACTUALLY LOOKS LIKE THERE’S SOME COMPLICATIONS

Apparently when I returned to my battle station the same issue arouse, and it looks like midi channel A was sending two notes two octaves apart causing my the confusion for my poor monophonic synthesizer. I switched to Midi channel B and it sent only one note for a while but then I reactivated channel A and it went back to playing two notes two octaves apart.

This definitely seems like a bug. :expressionless:


#5

It’s very unlikely that there is a bug with such a basic feature.

Are you aware that the MIDI tracks of the Digitakt can send up to 4 notes per trig? Either you send multiple notes per trig on a single MIDI track or multiple tracks send on the same channel.

Check the manual page 45 (12.2 TRIG PARAMETERS PAGE) and then examine your MIDI trigs.


#6

That was my first thought, but i double (even tripled) checked that there were not multiple trigs set up on the midi track. I will try to document what’s happening at some point in the near future.


#7

Since the double notes are as far apart as possible (2 octaves), maybe the trig parameter page have a hard time to visualize it or you may miss-interpret what you see?

I have no Digitakt, so I can’t try how such a double-note-trig may look like on that page …

You can also check for microtiming modifications, but the timestamps are just 1 ms apart. So microtiming would be impossible when the timestamps are correct. Any kind of MIDI loopback possible in your setup? Are MIDI connections directly or going through other devices?