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?
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@here thanks for the wish! It’s ready for voting
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:
- You must be in performance mode.
- Pattern changes are queued and not instantaneous.
- 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