Live record mod wheel PB data from external keyboard?



After having the Digitakt a while and only using the sample tracks until now, I’ve just got into the MIDI sequencing side of things and have been finding it great - the simplicity feels very liberating compared with DAW sequencing.

BUT… I’ve also just discovered the DT won’t receive or even pass through PB or MW messages. It’s crazy and very disappointing. The DT is supposedly a fully fledged MIDI sequencer as well as, of course, a drum machine. So I don’t think it’s unreasonable for us to expect this to work.

Does anyone know if Elektron know about this and/or has plans to fix it?


+1 Yes, please implement pass through! The digitakt is the main router for my midi keyboard to all of my synths. This means I effectively can’t use MW, PB, or AT, without some reconfiguring on the fly. But I love being able to change my MIDI output by changing midi tracks in the DT.


HI All

I think I have a fix !!!
digitakt midi tracks can receive midi CC inputs (like modweeh, sustain or whatever) but these inputs need to be routed to the 8 midi param the digitakt allow you to parameter
( page filter, val1 ; val 2 etc.)
this is not explained in the manual but the “filter midi page” of the digitakt receive same midi ins as the filter page for standard tracks
val 1 get midi CC 70
val 2 midi CC 71
val 3 CC72
val 4 CC73
val 5 is CC74
val 6 is CC75
val 7 is CC76
val 8 is CC 70

then you need a midi keyboard with assignable modwheel ( mine does that)
route your modwheel to midi CC 71 ( for ex)
and then on Cc select page (= amp page) on the digitakt route sel1 ( knob A) to midi cc1 = modwheel
then you can off course route whatever you want !
you can off course use multiple midi pages on digitakt if you want top control more than 8 param ( in channels give them the same midi channel)

limitation : as already said in this forum when you record modwheel, it just has different values on each step, not a continuous change

Improvement I’d like to see from elektron : accept midi ins on Midi source page

hope this will help you !