SOLVED: Sequencing external gear via MIDI (you can't!)

Can the A4 sequence external synthesizers via MIDI? If so, I can’t figure it out.

I’ve used the CV/Gate outs to sequence my Minitaur and do it routinely. But no matter how I play around with the settings, I can’t get the A4 to trigger external gear via MIDI.

Am I missing something?

Any help would be appreciated!



It’s not possible, sadly. The A4 has no external midi sequencer capability. Don’t ask me why :wink:

Actually, that’s fine. I just thought I was too dumb to figure it out! :slight_smile:

I’ve heard that one of the other Elektron machines (Machinedrum, perhaps?) does have external sequencing capability. Is that correct?

The Machinedrum, Monomachine and Octatrack can all sequence external MIDI.

Monomachine will sequence external MIDI tracks, as does the Octatrak. I haven’t used the MD or AK so not sure.

Hoping like mad that the new Analog Rytm will have an external track or two!

The AK can’t either and it’s looking doubtful that the AR will which a sore point around here.

Rule of thumb if the name starts with Analog = No external MIDI :slight_smile: