I’ve been using Digitakt and Digitone almost a year and last week finally I’ve got Octatrack and Analog four. For me, it’s the dream setup. I’m in the learning process of Octatrack and loving it.
But other day I realized I haven’t thought this through. The problem is I can’t find a way to arrange a song by using this setup. Each gear has its own powerful sequencers. I was hoping I can use digitakt as drum machine, OT as main deck and control digitakt through its midi channels. But apparently mute / unmute digitakt audio channels through OT is very complicated without a midi processor (midi solutions event processor as far as I see). I read several posts in elektonauts yet couldn’t find any solutions so far. Adding cc94 trig to OT midi channel trigs on step2. Even if I achieve this, analog four doesn’t have midi tracks so digitone will be out of the loop.
Basically what I need is an arranger. Like octatrack has, simply change patterns after certain loops and mute / unmute track(s) of each gear.
I wouldn’t want to add another gear into this setup yet automation doesn’t seem possible so far. it seems like Arturia Beatstep Pro can do this job maybe. Yet I don’t need an external sequencer and not sure of its capabilities.
Do you have any suggestions to control this entire setup to arrange a song? Maybe it’s already possible with elektron gear only or maybe there is another gear you may suggest.