asked Jul 21 '17 at 17:02 by Orchid (0)

Hi! In FL i remember using a simple tool for velocity in the piano roll. U just selected all dots under velocity, right-clicked (hold+drag) so u could get them in a perfect line. I really miss this for workflow cause i usually dont want the dynamics for electronic music! I use a midi keyboard and dont want the velocity so this would make my life easier. Link below!

I just found another way around this.. just select all dots and drag the velocity all the way up and then down.. but it would still be easier if that was possible =)


answered Jul 22 '17 at 11:47 by Orchid (0)

edited Jul 22 '17 at 11:48

There are multiple ways to do it. The current quickest and most accurate way would be to select the notes you want, then drag up to 100% on the velocity number displayed in the inspector panel, release your click, then drag it back to where you want it set. This is better than dragging on the velocity expressions themselves as if you don't drag the lowest velocity, you can't set them all to 100% and you may get inconsistent sound depending on the current synth patch.

Another method would be:

  1. Make sure your synth is set to respond to velocities between 0 and 100% (0-127).
  2. Put a Note Velocity device before your synth in the device chain.
  3. Set all the Note Velocity's Y-knobs to 0% and add a Macro modulator that will control all three knobs at the same time.

With the above set-up, you can change the velocity of all the notes without even having to deal with the velocity expressions, and instead can automate the modulator if you want the velocity to change. Not ideal in terms of the automation not being directly linked to the note data in case you change their position in time, but if you're not needing much velocity manipulation, this could be reasonable.


answered Jul 26 '17 at 17:52 by magickalmutagen (201)



answered Jan 02 '19 at 22:42 by halphprice (36)

Yeah, the piano roll is in need of serious work if Bitwig is to be taken seriously... MPE is nice, but actually getting the Piano roll working as people would expect in 2019-2020 would have been a much better use of dev resources...

Steinberg got this right 25 years ago in the original Cubase VST 24, the per note velocity should be a coloured vertical bar, with tools to click and draw linear lines to shape across groups of notes, even today Steinberg still do this, it has been an industry standard for decades...

Bitwig, please re-think the velocity editing/display you currently have, I won't be buying Bitwig until you guys fix or improve this...


answered Jun 07 at 18:19 by kwalker99 (11)

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