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electrofux
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Elektron Digitakt

Postby electrofux » 21 Apr 2017

Though i have sworn never to buy a hardware sequencer when Midi Clock comes into play this Digitakt thing looks really nice.
I wonder how easy it would be to create a Rewire-Overbridge setup to get around the Midi Clock issues.
I figure i can use a plogue bidule patch and host the Overbridge Plugin in there. But i wonder if that works when triggering Reason devices via the 8 Midi Tracks especially if the latency gets compensated. Anybody with overbridge Reason experience? I would love to have the easy Parameter Locks.
How is midi coming out the Overbridge Plugin in general? Can you assign it to Rewire Channels?

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Re: Elektron Digitakt

Postby bxbrkrz » 21 Apr 2017

The Akai MPC is dead. The only minus about it is stereo out only.
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Re: Elektron Digitakt

Postby electrofux » 22 Apr 2017

Man, i like what i see. Looks very very hands on (though i dont like the tightly placed encoder on elektron hardware but i gues you have to adjust to that fingertip-tweeking style).

I really wonder how midi is transferred via overbridge. The elektron site says overbridge gets audio into the daw but does it also get midi into the daw so that it gets synced perfectly. Normally midi coming from the outside of the DAW triggering Plugins is not delay compensated since the DAW has no information when midi is coming. This is pretty important i think since the Digitakt also offers 8 Midi Channels and i would want to use them to trigger Reason Devices. But honestly then Rewire-Midi comes into play too and the setup gets bigger if at all possible.
Did any other elektron sequencers utilise midi over overbridge or is the Digitakt the first?

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another pretty good demonstration:
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Re: Elektron Digitakt

Postby bxbrkrz » 22 Apr 2017

I have no idea, but something else I realized. All those swedes should get together somehow, or at least promote each other's protocols. I forgot about their overbridge technology and that is why they dropped the multiple outputs. I only use Reason so it would have been cool to load rex files a least. I get what they are doing with overbridge but a box like this would push me to turn my computer off. Maybe they could create an overbridge RE.
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Re: Elektron Digitakt

Postby electrofux » 23 Apr 2017

bxbrkrz wrote:I have no idea, but something else I realized. All those swedes should get together somehow, or at least promote each other's protocols. I forgot about their overbridge technology and that is why they dropped the multiple outputs. I only use Reason so it would have been cool to load rex files a least. I get what they are doing with overbridge but a box like this would push me to turn my computer off. Maybe they could create an overbridge RE.


If there was an Overbridge Re i would most likely own a box or two from them. But i doubt it is even possible. And since i am already hyped by the Digitakt i am starting to thing how you could get those two together in a slim setup. Hence my question marks about the overbridge Midi pipe (they actually haven't mentioned Midi over overbridge afaik) and latency when triggering Reason Devices.
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Re: Elektron Digitakt

Postby electrofux » 23 Apr 2017

Have looked into this a bit more. Afaik they haven't even mentioned Midi over Overbridge so chances are midi will flow normally into the computer and then you would run into latency problems when triggering Plugins/Rewired REs. But maybe they have all the midi in the plugin like on the MPC. We have to wait for that but for me it is pretty crucial.

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