External note input record while sequence is playing

Bug Description - With both the Mini and OG Tracker, whilst using an external device (MIDI or USB MIDI device) to input notes onto specific steps whilst the sequence is running, this only works once if the sequencer is running. Further attempts to input notes will not work. Only the first note will record. This is not about live recording in time with your sequence. This is about dropping notes onto steps in your sequence whilst the sequence is playing.

On the OG Tracker you can have a sequence playing, press record, scroll to desired steps and drop notes in where you need using the inbuilt keyboard. If you switch an external MIDI keyboard, this only works once.

Reproduction Steps

  1. With MIDI keyboard connected and working go to pattern on Mini or OG Tracker.
  2. Press play to see the sequence scrolling.
  3. Play notes on the MIDI keyboard to hear them playing.
  4. Press record on the Tracker to stop the scrolling and see your red cursor displayed. (Sequence is still playing).
  5. Press a note on your MIDI keyboard and see it record that note into the sequence.
  6. Press a note a second time and see it fail to record the second note.

Occurrence - Bug is reproducible always

Found in - All firmwares (I believe)

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Posts about this issue can be found here:: Anyone using external controller to play the Tracker mini - #39 by Timbient

Video: Anyone using external controller to play the Tracker mini - #40 by Wolfshoek

Hi @Timbient , thanks for a clear bug report. We’re sorry you’re experiencing issues, although this one has been “by design” until now, but we’ll track it here as bug so t’s easier to follow up.

Please log a specific FW version you found the issues with in the future. It makes it more clear.

Thanks again for submitting this issue. We’ll inform here when it gets fixed.

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Hi, any news about this? I just tried programming notes into the Tracker on 1.7.0 and it’s not possible due to this bug, sadly.

Also, what do you mean that this was by design?


Yeah I’m not sure what’s going on with this bug, but it’s incredibly annoying and basically means that you can’t use a MIDI keyboard with the Tracker/Mini to record steps into the sequencer. Yeah I’m also unclear what ‘by design’ means in this case. Why wouldn’t you want it to work? On my OG tracker I can drop steps in using the built-in pads, but this does not work with a MIDI keyboard. I’m also surprised that this bug isn’t a bigger problem for other users, especially people using the Mini. Is everyone just dialling in all the notes?

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Hi, I am sorry about confusion, this is my mistake. I must’ve been editing multiple issues and wrote my comment wrongly here. I cannot think of another reason why I would write this. This is clearly a bug. Once again, apologies for confusion and thanks for your patience while we are working on this issue. We’ll write here once the issue has been resolved.

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