I’ve only had it for a week now and I love this thing. I initially got it to be a basic drum machine for practicing with, some simple sampling - nothing complicated. After playing around with the MIDI sequencing, I realized I could use this as a full fledged “brain” for live performances and allow me to pursue my solo project.
I understand how easy it is to switch patterns but my main instrument is bass guitar which means I’ll have two hands occupied at all times.
I know “Song Mode” isn’t a feature of the Digitakt but something like this would be essential to taking my music to the next level and I’m looking for a solution.
I initially thought of a MIDI foot controller to change patterns - since it doesn’t actually switch until the first pattern is finished playing, this leaves me some leeway to switch when it’s convenient within the pattern. Though I do think this takes some mental energy when performing.
I’ve also seen some people recommend syncing it up with another piece of Elektron gear like the AR which while works is very expensive to get for such a simple feature.
Is there maybe a way I can do this in Ableton? I run all my synths through there anyway to route my MIDI over USB so if there’s a simple way that would work?
Thanks for any advice!