asked Aug 18 '17 at 15:34 by Oryx (151)

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Hi bitwig crew,

I would like to launch a request.

I own multiple midi controllers from known brands as Akai, Native instruments, DJ Tech tools, Novation, behringer etc. I switched from ableton to bitwig since it looked more intuitieve to me. After a while i noticed sadly enough that controller support is a complex and frustrating thing if you can't write javascript yourself...

I know that there are users programming controllers and uploading it, even some companies do it for their controllers, but i noticed a lot of those scripts don't work properly, where most factory made or company made ableton scripts provided by the manufacturers and users do. Fact is for now that the competition is more known and so manufacters put more effort in those scripts and their support, and ableton is very supportive in that.

I'm also a Native instruments TRAKTOR user. What I noticed here is that 'programming/assigning' midi controllers here is soooo much easier. Especially with tools like CMDR where you can program without any real pramming language !****

So my request is if bitwig is working on a tool where you're not supposed to learn javascript, so that 'programming' a controller is made easy.

Check out the CMDR tool for NI Traktor : http://djtechtools.com/2016/05/25/cmdr-traktor-midi-mapping-in-windows/
and how easy they made this.

Can such kind of tool please be also programmed for bitwig !? Even the built in TSI mapping in NI Traktor works allready so much better then writing javascript (for non programmers at least)

This would make assigning controllers a much more easier experience for everyone in bitwig studio and controller support would be up very quickly !

Thank you,

Regards, Sven

Yes, would love that as well!

Although my controller is supported, the control scheme proposed by the script is nothing that I'd find use for because it's more suited for someone recording a rock bands than doing electronic music... For the time being I'm using the 'generic MIDI controller + 8 knobs' but it's far from ideal: first 8 knobs expect absolute values and I can send them, but there's no parameter pickup so it jumps suddenly if I move between devices, the other 8 knobs that I have fully customisable send relative values, which are never recognised correctly and I need to adjust the mapping every time.

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answered Aug 21 '17 at 10:32 by antic604 (329)

Oh yes, absolutely yes. And more since Bitwig has moved to using Java with controller scripts, which seems even more dificult to learn than javascript. I've personally tried Akai APC Mini and Novation Launchpad Pro with Bitwig and eventhou there's some great userbase created scripts for them, I didn't find them reliable enough (for live situation). Also, to rely on one person to update the script just doesn't feel future-proof at all..

So yes, a big please for a controller script editor. (Thou, I'm afraid it's not gonna happen any time soon..)

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answered Aug 21 '17 at 15:44 by mgaw (228)

Hi guys. I work as a web developer ln a daily basis, and I already got some ideas on a web based editor for midi scripts, mostly the basic stuff like mapping certain knobs or faders to macros or mixer functions and such, but any ideas are welcome, what features would you guys like?

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answered Nov 04 '17 at 02:57 by Molteni (11)

I need a script for my allen & heath zedr16 ... i've bene searching for weeks and no luck :(

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answered Nov 16 '17 at 16:15 by ZenZoo (11)

Yup, this is a key area that should be better taken care of by bitwig themselves. I think something such as a central repos for controller scripts should be created and maintained properly, with version tagging and what not.

BitWig is really behind in this area I'm afraid.

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answered Nov 16 '17 at 17:12 by ejgallego (86)

edited Nov 16 '17 at 17:12

In all honesty I bought myself an upgrade to ableton live 9 suite with free upgrade to ableton live 10 suite.

I will probably sell bitwig studio again because of the lack of controller support.

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answered Nov 18 '17 at 16:38 by Oryx (151)

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