Listen to Program Change, to change patterns via Midi

It is not possible to change tracker patterns via midi with program changes.

What is the problem?

I would like to use my Elektron gear as the brain of my setup. When I change from pattern 1 to pattern 2 on the Elektron I would like the tracker change patterns as well via program changes. This is possible on every groovebox I own besides the tracker.

What do you want to achieve?

Receiving program changes would make the tracker a great part of dawless setup.

Are there any workarounds?

Any links to related discussions?

Any references to other products?


I’ve updated your wish to follow our template. :v:

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@here thanks for the wish! It’s ready for voting :slight_smile:

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I vote for it! I can’t use Tracker and Play live right now because of this “issue”. Good with program change foot/hand pedals too (I use Elektron sequencers this way live!).

2 posts were merged into an existing topic: MIDI control over patterns

A workaround and an arguably even more powerful way to change patterns via MIDI exists using CC41 to CC48 (performance mode track selection) but with a few caveats:

  1. You must be in performance mode.
  2. Pattern changes are queued and not instantaneous.
  3. 8 messages are required to change patterns on all 8 tracks.

A major benefit of performance mode track selection via MIDI over a more traditional program change is that you can mix and match patterns. But sadly there’s a bug in 1.7 that crashes and automatically restarts the Tracker if a stop message is received before the pattern change completes. A bug report has been filed and hopefully it will be addressed and resolved:

Automatic restart after MMC stop message following a CC41 to CC48 control change message in performance mode

+1 from me on this one as well <3