Yeah, the MIDI / Trig Key behavior on Digitone just seems wrong compared to Machinedrum, Monomachine, and Octotrack, where the MIDI track’s MIDI channel is all that is needed to direct the output from the trig keys. I reported this on another thread, but thought I’d mention it here. I’m not trying to use an external keyboard (I’m not a keyboard player), but just the trig keys on the MIDI track. I can sequence from the MIDI track without all of these hoops, but to use the trig keys (and thus get the Digitone’s ‘Track note’ scale and chord config stuff in place which I really like) I had to go through this:
The heart of it was this:
The way I got the Digitone’s trigger keys to play the Modor NF-1m I had connected was:
- Turn off MIDI channels for Digitone’s internal tracks (I usually do this on all my Elektrons as I just want them on their internal sequencer so I can freely use things like channel 1 on my other gear without interference)
- On MIDI Config - Channels page, I had to set MIDI Track 1 to Channel 1 (the channel I had configured on MIDI Track 1’s
SYN1page, which is what my Modor NF-1m was set to).
- On MIDI Config - Port Config page, I set Output Ch setting to Trk Ch.
- On MIDI Config - Port Config page, I set Trig Key Dest setting to INT + EXT.
Then, I could play the Modor NF-1m with the Digitone’s trigger/keyboard.