Record MIDI steps with external MIDI keyboard


I don’t understand.

Audio tracks chromatical notes are C5-C7.
You can use the Auto Channel, or the midi channel of the track.


I’ll guess you have miss-interpreted the Note Mappings table in the manual. The listed values are just notes, not CCs.

The thing with the Octatrack is: its audio channels can only play a small range of notes (2 octaves), because it cannot pitch up or down a sample further. So every other note you send to one of its audio tracks will not produce a sound.

To utilize these otherwise unused notes Elektron has bound them to functions like sequencer start/stop etc.pp. Which note is mapped to which function can be seen from the Note Mapping table in the manual.

IMHO that’s a really great way to re-purpose these unused notes, because you don’t need to set up external controller buttons to send CCs, but just press notes on a keyboard.