Elektron Digitakt Pattern Arranger

I created a simple pattern arranger for the elektron digitakt / digittone devices.

To make your elektron device work with the pattern arranger you have to setup some things. After start up of the pattern arranger the arrangement window shows what you need to do.

  1. connect it via usb
  2. select it in the device list of the pattern arranger
  3. go to the midi config of your device and
    • activate clock send
    • activate transport send
    • activate prg ch recieve

On your device go to the scale page set the scaling per track and a chain length of 2.

The pattern arranger is text based with a simple syntax.

First the signifier for the pattern ‘a1’ then how many times (bars) the pattern should be played / repeated, e.g. ‘2’. Include the pair in angle brackets.

< a1-2 >

Add more pairs. As soons as the last pair was played the arrangement loops and starts over again.

< a1-2 a3-5 a4-8 a5-2 >

It is possible to include text between the pattern pairs to comment your pairs.

< 
Intro 
a1-2 

Main part
a3-5 
a4-8 

Finish
a5-2 
>

If you like to work only on a small part of the arrangement place that part in angle brackets.


Intro 
a1-2 
<
Main part
a3-5 
a4-8 
>
Finish
a5-2 

To stop the arrangement from looping write a zero as repeat time.


Intro 
a1-2 
<
Main part
a3-5 
a4-0 
>
Finish
a5-2 

Start and stop the arrangement via the play and stop buttons of the elektron device.

I am happy about every feedback.


If you need a windows version, please get in contact with me.