I’ve been trying to understand and fix this for a couple of days now… I want to control the DT with my Midibox Seq V4+. This only controls external drums via note, and not instrument per channel.
So… I get my trusty Retrokits RK-002 and use the 16 Zone firmware on it to translate a series of notes into midi channels. I’;m doing the RK-002 programming on my Arturia Keystep for ease of note selection.
I can set the root note for the ‘translated’ message - eg. C1 on keyboard = C3, Channel 1, D1 on keyboard = C3 on Channel 2, etc. (where I can set the C3 translated root to any note I want).
It all works fine except the DT is playing every track/sound one octave high.
It played an octave high when my outbound note was set to C4 - it still plays an octave high when my outbound note is set to C3.
All ‘notes’ on each DT track are set to C3. Scaling them up or down on the DT makes no difference to how they are triggered from the Keystep.
What external MIDI note on the relevant track channel is the DT expecting to play at its chromatic root (ie, C3)?
At this point, I’m torn between this being my stupidity, a Keystep bug, a DT bug or a sign that we are being visited by aliens.