asked Jan 27 '14 at 16:52 by grymmjack (166)

Will there be a revert? It's a simple workflow thing that could help overcome some lack of undos in the clip editor:

  1. Save at a good working point
  2. Experiment
  3. Either a: commit by resaving or b:
  4. Revert (which simply file -> open -> last saved file for project)

This way we can kind of have a simple workflow for experimentation.

Right now, it's kind of cumbersome to re-open the last saved file after I make a destructive edit, in that I have to create a new file, close the old one, from the new file, open my old one (the last save), then re-close the new one.

Attempts to re-open an already open file, do not work either.

Also, how do I change where bitwig saves/opens songs by default? I'd like to point this somewhere besides my profile documents directory (I use an M: drive for music).

Many thanks,

Yeah, we actually have that on the list. NoCrooner reported a very good workaround down here ;)

  — (May 19 '15 at 15:06) riot ♦♦

Surely one of the key features of BitWig is the ability to have multiple projects open - why do you need to close and re-open everything in the way you're describing?

  1. Save Project.
  2. Save Project As - "Something Else".
  3. Open "Something Else"
  4. Switching tabs is now your revert.

You can even open projects directly from BitWig's browser so if you do have multiple versions of a song in a single folder you can just switch between them there. No closing and re-opening required.

I appreciate that an auto-save option may be more what you're looking for, but it sounds like you're making life a bit more difficult for yourself here.

You can change where BitWig saves most files by default in the "Configurations" tab on the far right of the browser. It's the one that looks like a little cog. I haven't been able to get it to change where it tries to save and open projects by default in the top drop-down menu, but again the browser is my workaround. Samples and stuff are all saved in the correct places after I change it in the settings, though.

Hope some of that helps. I know your question is rather old by now...


answered Apr 22 '15 at 13:43 by MellowVenom (309)

I don't really get why it would be so hard to have a "history" tab of changes, like say PhotoShop, and be able to step-back anywhere in the project. Is there something I'm missing? And yes, I'm new to this, not trying to be flippant, but seems like it'd be a helpful feature.


answered Oct 31 '15 at 19:36 by deved (26)

Good question my friend also wondered the same. I am not the bitwig tech support. I have also wondered if its possible to have a backup system to allow bitwig for saves in catche every 5 minutes (or set to other to my liking) and having a number of projets that can be saved like 20 projects (or my own number of projects i put in). When bitwig have saved 20 projects it could behave like when saving the 21st, the oldest project get deleted.

I also whish something like this. However this place is for members, sometimes bitwig techsupport are in here to check if there is any question they can anwser. I suggest you to turn to bitwig tech-support

Would be cool if you wrote back what they wrote to you!

Best regards


answered Apr 22 '15 at 10:14 by ronnyrydgren (1.2k)

Yeah, okay, sounds totally useful - did you check the market already? We're not a backup solution company ;-) there's others whose business we don't want to ruin by adding a backup scheme to a digital audio workstation.

  — (May 19 '15 at 15:04) riot ♦♦

What i wrote is something fl studio already have :) so its not something useful i came up with :) I mean that the projects saves by itself on a catche library and can have a totall amount on how many projects you want. Like i wrote saves a new version each 5 or 10 minutes depending on your preferences :) And if you have saved project but still wants to go back you could use those backups :) It would not ruin backup companies :) But maybe not the most useful feature atm :) but helpful

  — (May 19 '15 at 16:44) ronnyrydgren

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Asked: Jan 27 '14 at 16:52

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