asked Feb 17 at 15:40 by zfigz (33)

in Live, there's a feature where you can hold down shift and select additional time/clips with what you already have selected.

i've been trying to find a similar function, but can't seem to find it. is this possible in Bitwig?

SHIFT allows me to disregard the grid.

depending on where my cursor is, CTRL (CMD on OS X) allows me to add or remove tracks from the selection (a plus or minus sign appears alongside your cursor).

without holding CMD/CTRL, you can place your cursor on either end of the time selection and you'll get a double-ended arrow to add or remove from time/clips from your selection.

when would you use SHIFT for a selection? the only times i use SHIFT to ignore the grid or to solo/mute/set record on multiple tracks.

thanks for helping me explore/learn Bitwig!



answered Feb 17 at 16:35 by zfigz (33)

edited Feb 17 at 16:48


Depends what kind of selection you're looking for.


answered Feb 17 at 15:55 by niedobryjasiu (113)

We're talking about Arranger view.


Use it when you want to select: Add or Remove specified Audio Clips and than Copy/Shift them somewhere. Holding CLTR/CMD while dragging Clip is the fastest method to copy it.


Select one clip, hold SHIFT and select another one on the same Track or different one, but few bars after/before selected Clip. You select Regions this way like: Verse, Chorus, Bridge, whatever...

Disregarding grid using SHIFT, as you mentioned above, is available in Clip Edit mode OR when you shift/move the Clip itself on the arrangement line.

You're very Welcome :)


answered Feb 17 at 19:47 by niedobryjasiu (113)

ah yeah, OS X is slightly different. (ALT acts as CTRL)

  — (Feb 18 at 18:04) zfigz

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