asked Jul 01 '17 at 18:21 by Silvrbak (11)

Hi Guys,

Is anyone else having this issue? When i have an instance of maschine loaded in a bitwig project, and i create patterns and groups and so on in the maschine plugin, all is lost/reset when i save the bitwig project. The only way to save the settings, patterns, etc running in maschine, is to save the maschine project manually, prior to saving the bitwig overall project. This also happens when deactivating a projects audio engine, opening another tabbed project, and then going back to the original project and activating the audio engine again.

This is extremely frustrating as i have lost all my drum work in maschine multiple times when saving only the bitwig project (as sometimes i forget i have to manually save the maschine project in maschine first). It appears bitwig does not accurately save the maschine plugin state or something like that. This happens in both Bitwig v1.x and v2.x, and with Maschine 2.x+ plugin.

Also, this issue does not happen in Ableton. I do not have to manually save the maschine project prior to saving the overall ableton project. The maschine settings are autosaved in the ableton project file. NOT SAYING ABLETON IS BETTER, AS I'M AN AVID BITWIG SUPPORTER. JUST SAYING THIS ISSUE DOES NOT HAPPEN IN LIVE :)

Anyone at bitwig or in the community have a solution or explanation for this issue? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks in advance.

This happens if you don't open the GUI of the VST plugin at all when using Maschine, so the workaround would be to just open the VST GUI once before saving the set.


answered Jul 03 '17 at 11:29 by dom ♦♦ (1.9k)

Hi Dom,

First of all, thank you for getting back to me so quickly!

I was not aware that this workaround applied, as I have the maschine plugin autoloading in my bitiwg template. I also use the maschine studio and jam controllers, and therefore do all the drum work from the hardware. It's not the ideal solution, but a great workaround to be aware of. I just have to get in the habit of opening the GUI at the beginning of each session.

Maybe this is something you guys could address in a future build, given the maschine Jam integration you guys did.

Thanks again for the help Dom,



answered Jul 06 '17 at 22:42 by Silvrbak (11)

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