No problem, here is an update on this.
I think it’s been working out really well. It took me a while to get the right setup in FL Studio, but I’m very happy with it.
While I don’t premap drums (like the video shows), I definitely export/import midi often.
This may not be what your looking for, but pre-mapping should work just fine.
I might mess with it, because now I’m curious
Recently I was doing some sound design (just for learning) and needed the notes from Joe Walsh’s “Life’s been good to me so far”. Found it online, imported the midi for the synth bass, added it to my “Midi Notes” on the auto-channel (I use CH16), and then recorded them into the DT.
In this case I wanted to take the DT into another room, so I wanted to go DAW-less for a while.
Other times I want to transpose the notes that are in the DT midi tracks.
It’s a bit tedious to play and record to get the notes back and forth, but it always works for me.
FWIW - Here is the core of my FL Studio setup. In my channel rack I have just the Digitakt VST, Omnisphere, and a Midi OUT generator (called “Midi Notes” in the screen shot).
If you notice the colors, the DT is blue and routed to 10 mixer tracks (1-8, Main, and In)
Omnisphere is red and routed to 8 mixer tracks.
All those mixer tracks are then routed to a submix (“Keys” and “Drums” for red and blue tracks respectively)