Using 2 DTs as synced 'decks' and the associated headaches


#22

ERM multiclock does this well…I have one.


#23

Yeah, it looks like the right one, for sure. I’m going to try and avoid buying one for the time being, though, and just mix them manually.


#24

it would be cool if Elektron implemented a remote midi note trigger on a Global channel or something so the DT could be re-trigged to start playing again (after the new project fully loads) in response to a midi note from the other DT.


#25

+1 for ERM multi-clock, has been a game changer for my live show!!


#26

also +1 for mixing manually, nothing better then the tension and release of two tracks being slightly pulled back and forth in time with each other :smiley:


#27

just reading the promo-blurb of the ERM multi-clock and loving it …

“also your tape machine can be back in the game: simply record a 24ppq loop of our sync sample to one track, connect the tape machine to the multiclock Audio In and be in sync!”

a vague hazy dream to record Machinedrum and Octatrack to 8 track reel-to-reel is now a very real possibility … with synchronised overdubs! :joy:


#28

LOL.

ERM syncs well via audio clock pulse from ableton live.

My only issue with it is when Live is using “Ableton Link”. Ableton link adds a jitter to the audio stream which throws it out. Rock solid other wise.


#29

Or if would just sync to the clock (which is still there) when pressing play…or even a func+play or something.


#30

Yeah - I wonder how easy that would actually be to put in a software update, or whether it’s not easy at all and would require a redesign of the machine? Anyway, that’s what we need!


#31

Until then just fill all 128 patterns on each box and you can jam for a while without having to switch projects. This is how I would use it anyway if I had a DT.


#32

Yeeeah - not that keen on that system, to be honest. I can imagine that becoming confusing in a live set situation - remembering what’s in all the patterns etc.

I much prefer the idea of a project per song. Keeps it easy to manage, for me anyway :slight_smile:


#33

That system is how elektron intended the box to be used…

I use 4 patterns per song on my boxes…works well. On DT that would be 32 songs without haivng to load. Just name the patterns on DT or use a notepad. youll be cueing up like a dj anyways so easy to double check in headphones before mixin in…A bit of a hassle having to load projects all the time IMO.

But each to ther own…no rules in this game:wink:


#34

Just get some pen and paper and create s cheat sheet :slight_smile:


#35

Yeah, I see what you’re saying. That’s definitely got me thinking, because I don’t use many patterns per song. Dunno, guess I’ll have to try both systems out and see which one works. Thanks for the ideas.


#36

Your welcome…enjoy :wink:


#37

Yeap max 4 patterns per groove here as well. I stuff about 16 grooves or more within 1 project because of the sample max of 127, but I do like to create new grooves with those samples as I go as well.

I do actually switch to a new project sometimes when I’m going on for longer. Only thing I need to do then is hit stop + play simultaneously (stop a milo sec sooner) in time on the box that at that moment acts as master to start the other one in time as well. Not a big deal and only needs to be done once or twice :slight_smile:


#38

16 grooves per box will last a reasonable time before a reload necessary…