I have the three small black boxes of Elektron: Syntakt, Digitakt and Digitone. I also have a Keystep 37 and I’m looking for the perfect setup for controlling and entering notes on all 3 machines via Keystep 37.
I have almost find the perfect way:
Keystep MIDI OUT > Syntakt MIDI IN
Syntakt MIDI THRU > Digitakt MIDI IN
Digitakt MIDI THRU > Digitone MIDI IN
Syntakt have all MIDI track channels OFF except for the Auto channel, on number 12
Digitakt have all MIDI track channels OFF except for the Auto channel, on number 8
Digitone have all MIDI track channels OFF except for the Auto channel, on number 4
(you get it, MIDI Auto channel is the number of tracks on each machine)
SY receive transport and clock, and sends transport, clock and program changes.
Digitakt and Digitone receive transport, clock and program changes.
Now, I can play any channel on any of the 3 machines just by selecting the correct MIDI channel on the Keystep, and I can control transport and clock via Keystep… BUT… I can only work at one pattern because there is no way I find to make all 3 machines change pattern at the same time other than doing it manually, as Syntakt is sending MIDI via THRU connector, not via OUT connector.
Is there a way to make Keystep sends program changes?
Am I missing something?
Do you recommend another way of connecting those 4 machines?
I also have an AmpTone Lab MIDI splitter (1 MIDI IN > 4 MIDI OUTS), maybe this little box can help me.
Thanks a lot for the feedback!