The Digitakt Feature Request Thread


#2085

I’ve just watched the video of tips and tricks from loopop, and I loved the trick to control digitakt audio tracks thru digitakt midi tracks… but it’s not practical use the midi cable for that.
Then it would be awesome use that trick withour midi cable: Control audio tracks thru midi tracks, like midi machines on machinedrum.


#2086

Hello everyone, this is my first time posting after spending several years lurking on the forum.

Not sure if it’s been mentioned here previously, but I’d love an arpeggiator on the Digitakt. I know you can sequence an arpeggio, but it would be a blast to be able to perform an arpeggiated line using the trig buttons chromatically. I’d also really like to be able zoom in on my samples in the “source” page for precise tweaking of start / end / loop points. It would be nice to have more pitch range than just four octaves, as I often feel I can’t get low enough bass sounds when using short “click” or “pop” samples as oscillators. I’d love to be able to process external input through the Digitakt’s effects and filters, and speaking of the filters it would be great to have some kind of bandpass or notch filter. Let’s see, this one has definitely been mentioned by other users here, but sample slicing in the “source” page would be excellent for cutting up longer samples when I just want to use different little bits of it per trig. You could set up several “slices” in the source page and then have that as an LFO destination too, so you could modulate it to cycle through each slice randomly, or whatever.

I know we’re getting into Octatrack territory here, but I really hate the workflow on that box and would rather just keep on truckin’ with my Digitakt which is much more intuitive and fun.


#2087

Not sure if plausible, as far as we know overbridge only runs on a full blown DAW so would take some finagling to squeeze into a little breakout box!


#2088

Stop crushing my dreams!!!


#2089

Raspberry pi :wink:
Who knows…


#2090

[quote=“Anfim, post:2087, topic:39863”]
Not sure if plausible… full-blown DAW[/quote]

Well, not being a software/ hardware engineer, I honestly couldn’t say. But it is far more ‘doable’ using the suggested break out box (nifty idea by the way @Snipecatcher), than suggestions for similar features which don’t mention it - ’ how about {insert heavily resource hogging feature here}? '.
Who knows how much it might cost, certainly more than a dollar, but in my opinion it’s absolutely plausible considering the finagling power of the chaps at Elektron and the fact that it would be totally focused on one job rather than many, as a laptop might be.
Come to think of it, something with the processing power of a mini pc, combined with a DAC chip could do the trick.

Either way, this whole thread is totally ‘pie in the sky’.


#2091

That’s the whole point of the thread really. Discussion of fantasy. Generally when I post an idea in this thread it’s for community feedback and if I get decent feedback here I send it to elektron.

Breakout box would be interesting though. Kinda like the output expanders for the mpc.


#2092

You are a saint. I’ve always wondered what percentage of dreamy dreamers on this website communicates their product ideas to Elektron directly. At least there is one.


#2093

Tempo divisions and multiplications per track! It seems like such a simple thing to have I don’t know why it isn’t a standard on every sequencer. It’s a drum machine it’d complete it if we could do polyrhythms :slight_smile:


#2094

USB host mode for computer-less external USB MIDI keyboard. You never know…


#2095

+1 for a peak/EQ option in the filter types (more useful than a BP to sculpt samples)


#2096

damn i just found that


#2097

Digitakt can do it!
But the sequencer perform this trick ,on one track/
And perceives the 7 tracks loopeing on the number of steps of the first track :
So, if you have a loop on 4 steps on track 1 / Track 2 will be built on 4 steps.

Too bad!

An update is welcome to counter the minimal problem of the sequencer.


#2098

At the danger that this request has already been written: it would be nice if you could switch the active track via CC.

yup :slight_smile:


#2099

We can dream.


#2100

yes a Scale per Track like the OT has would probably be simple but it would expand the possibilities vastly. Its also number one on my wishlist for the digitone.

Number two is about sample looping: On release a sample should not be looped anymore and play just once toward the end


#2101

I think This would kill the ability to use single cycles properly for synthesis.


#2102

yes thats true, so why not implement this as an extra cycling mode?


#2103

Different loop modes would totally be a nice feature


#2104

another help would be: name the CC-messages of the MIDI-tracks after the proper functions in the manual. This could be changeable point in the setup. this would make it easier to control the digitakt with the digitone and vice versa, without the need to look up every cc value in the manual.