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A guide to Elektron DIGITAKT MIDI Tracks deep dive tutorial

XNB2023-04-21
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The video provides a detailed tutorial on utilizing MIDI tracks, setting up MIDI channels for audio interfaces, understanding synthesizer functions, creating unique chords, mapping MIDI controls in a DAW, and using sound logs and param logs for sound modulation. It emphasizes the importance of accuracy in channel selection, understanding device capabilities, and knowing how to effectively control parameters. Viewers are encouraged to explore further resources and tutorials for beginners in electronic music production.

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The video explores the functionality of eight MIDI tracks on a device for note triggering, chord triggering, velocity control, and pitch bend.
00:39
Users can connect the MIDI tracks to synthesizers, interfaces, or DAWs for different applications.
When connected to a DAW, multiple plugins can be used simultaneously with MIDI tracks.
Setting up MIDI tracks involves sending messages from the source to the interface, with recognition in the DAW for proper functionality.
Setting up MIDI channels for audio interfaces.
03:24
Importance of selecting the correct channel for transmitting MIDI information.
Process of enabling channels on the device and configuring MIDI tracks in a digital audio workstation.
Demonstrating how to select and enable the appropriate channel for sending MIDI data accurately.
Adjusting hardware synthesizers to listen to specific MIDI channels based on compatibility and settings.
Overview of synthesizer functions and features.
06:06
Understanding pitch bend, after touch, mod wheel, and parameter locks is crucial for maximizing capabilities.
Chromatic mode allows for up to four different notes and recording live with a keyboard.
Additional options like LFO trigger and probability are showcased for music creation.
Adding steps and using conditions are demonstrated for advanced compositions.
Creating unique chords and sounds by offsetting notes from the root note.
08:49
Importance of the root note in chord creation and customization.
Adding steps and intervals to tailor chords to your liking.
Sending CC messages to hardware synths for control and customization.
Understanding which CC controls correspond to specific functions in hardware synths.
Overview of MIDI mapping in a DAW.
11:13
Explanation on assigning CC messages to control parameters like filters and frequencies on synthesizers.
Importance of understanding modulated values for desired effects.
Tutorial on MIDI learn and parameter locking for easy control over synthesizer functions.
Step-by-step guide on effectively mapping MIDI controls in a DAW for sound modulation.
Importance of understanding sound logs and param logs for controlling MIDI channels and triggers.
13:59
Using CC's to control parameters and the functionality of LFOs on MIDI tracks.
Encouragement to like, subscribe, and support the creator for more content.
Links for further resources and tutorials provided for beginners to learn about the device.
Deep dive video recommended for newcomers to the electronic music world.