Digitone / Digitone Keys 1.31 : bug reports

I had some freezing issues too when using a DN with my MPC. Seems like some midi messages make it crash sometimes (CC120 and CC123). Do you have any external midi devices connected to the DNK?

I get the occasional freeze accompanied by a high pitched digital shriek, followed by erratic boot behaviour. Its usually when I have been using arps and it is a total flow killer.

Are you using soundlocks/arps heavily? CTRL all?

I found I can minimise this by assigning voices to that specific track, so the sound engine is never doing extreme parameter jumps when the voice retriggers. It still happens sometimes though, unfortunately.

I do have it hooked up to a Digitakt and sometimes sending info to a micromonsta 2, but this was happening when I was just doing stuff on the DNK alone I think.

@djenzyme thats basically the behavior I get, though the erratic boot behavior has gotten better over time. I’m not using any locks or arps at all, I do fairly straight ahead pop/disco stuff so I rarely do much programming on the DNK, more on the DT which works fine.

System Exclusive F0 F7 (many, many times sent)…
Behavior on Digitone at BPM < 50
Also happens on Digitakt.

When master delay and overdrive are on (running external audio through) and I reload the pattern to a temp save, sometimes the master effects stays on but the screen changes to show its off. Have to wiggle the corresponding knobs to get it to actually reset.

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I have reported the following issue to Elektron support which seems to occur, when recording/monitoring audio via direct USB connection into any kind of recording software (tried Audacity, Bitwig, Ocenaudio). While they weren’t able to reproduce yet and asked for more info I’d thought it might be a good idea to ask around if anybody else ran into the same problem?

  1. In all recordings with internal reverb there is some “pinging” artifact to be heard after a while.
  2. When only recording the dry signal (Reverb to Main == off), no artifacts.
  3. When only recording the reverb (only routing Reverb to Main) the artifacts occur.

You can hear it here at around 10secs:

… and here at around 4secs:

Not 100% sure whether this relates to firmware or not (hardware?!). Would anyone possibly be so kind to check and confirm, please?

PS: I also checked different buffer sizes without success…


There’s a bug where the arp keeps going even after a pattern and sound change. I’ve reported it and have yet to hear back if they can recreate it.

Do you have a cable plugged in midi input?

I like this sound of unwanted ghost in the machine trying to get out.

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No. Digitone runs standalone at the moment.

Ghosts. Yeah, let the right ones in! :grin:

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And USB midi input is disabled or not?
Overbridge is on? Or are you in Audio USB mode?

Sorry, if I didn’t describe it precise enough.

  • USB-Audio.
  • No Overbridge.
  • USB-Midi input is off. (if that’s the second option in the menu?)

Strange thing is, it only happens with USB Audio plugged in. Just main outs are fine, headphone also.

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In midi menu > port config, you can disable any usb midi incoming signal by choosing “midi” (= midi cable input, as opposed to usb or usb+midi)

Okay, got that. Didn’t change anything, though.

But hey, many thanks for taking some time to look into this!!

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Update: This little reverb-glitch has been reproduced by Elektron and will be investigated further.


Possible bug with LFO fader

The LFO fader does not update reliably for me after changing its value.
Example to reproduce:

  1. Go to a new, clean track (sine wave only)

  2. Go to the LFO page. Set Destination to “Ratio C” and the Depth to 10. This makes a very obvious “wobwob”/laser sound.

  3. Now go to LFO page 2. Change the FADE to a value of 10. Holding down one of the trigs you will hear a slow fadeout of the wobwob, so that after about a minute you will only hear the original sine.

  4. Now if you press the trig or any other trig, there will only be a sine sound. If you change the fader to other positive values you won’t hear any difference.

  5. However, if you change the fader back to 0, the wobwob will return.

  6. If you create a pattern with the sound, the first time through the pattern the fader does not work, but subsequent times it seems to. It is not consistent.

Important extra information. If I change the LFO mode to triggered (TRG) I get the behavior I expect (different fader values cause fade-in/out at different rates, and works every trig). This implies the fader is not always reset in LFO free-running mode.

Anyone else see this. Or am I misunderstanding correct behavior?

There has been some similar discussion some time ago on this topic: Digitone / Digitone Keys 1.21 : bug reports - #132 by Cuttlefish

You could argue it’s expected behavior, considering a continuously running LFO never being affected/reset by a trigger. Still I’m kind of with you challenging the logic behind that implementation. Or the documentation of the functionality in the manual at least.

I kind of expected the same. Being able to fade LFO in and out, independent of the trigger mode selected.

Why not give it a try, file an official report with Elektron and hear what they say? :slight_smile:

The LFO fader behavior is fixed in 1.32 :smiley: Thanks Elektron!

@LyingDalai Are you going to make a new thread for the 1.32 bugs?

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Indeed. I’m on it.

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Thx @Soarer.