asked Jan 27 '15 at 08:37 by bbarker3 (376)

edited Jan 27 '15 at 16:10


Can't figure out how to step enter notes from my midi keyboard - anyone know? Don't see anything that will put me in Step Input Mode. This same function is described in Logic here:


I'd like to second (through 9th) this request. It's something that's keeping me in another daw for longer than I'd like!

  — (Dec 31 '15 at 20:59) brucethehoon

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No, currently there is no step mode.

We might add this later, since i've just packed this feature request on our wishlist - thank you!


answered Jan 29 '15 at 15:05 by riot ♦♦ (1.8k)

Great to hear riot. Thanks for this FR bbarker3!

  — (Jan 29 '15 at 20:42) Solidtrax

I'm trying to make the switch from Renoise and honestly the thought of clicking for every single note I want to input is... less than ideal, especially as someone with RSI issues. This would become a core part of my workflow if it were available.


answered May 17 '19 at 15:34 by jneen (71)


is it not implemented yet? Since nearly every DAW has it, I thought this is quite basic and also not difficult to implement..


answered Nov 02 '19 at 08:53 by micheljarre (51)

@micheljarre It's true nearly every DAW has it, but most of them don't get it right, in fact I used to think step input was a gimmick until I tried Ableton Live which is the only DAW with a decent step input implementation. If Bitwig gets step input, I urge the devs to look to Ableton Live for inspiration. Please don't look to Cubase or FL Studio, because their implementations are useless.

  — (Nov 02 '19 at 15:55) Scoox

I don't find the implementations of Cubase or FL Studio useless, although there may be better ways. At least it would be a good start if Bitwig supports anything like that, even if it is made simple...

  — (Nov 03 '19 at 16:25) micheljarre

Sign me up for step recording input too! I do a lot of scoring (using orchestra libraries) which means a lot of note entry, too much to do all by mouse, and too detailed to record in realtime. Just this one feature would make it possible for me to do a lot more work within Bitwig.


answered Aug 14 '18 at 03:33 by ShaneTurner (41)

We need step recording!


answered Aug 21 '18 at 13:56 by Enrize (259)

Yes, this is very important for me. when it will be implemented????


answered Sep 23 '18 at 15:57 by hharren (30)

I only bought Bitwig 4 days ago. This step sequencing / recording is something I‘d like to have too!! Since the first questions here is three years old and it’s still not implemented my expectations are not too high... :-(


answered Dec 28 '18 at 12:17 by Platinfish77 (41)

Did this ever make it from the wishlish to the product?


answered Mar 25 '19 at 10:38 by leegee (65)

+1 yes please


answered Aug 22 '19 at 15:52 by Scoox (101)

It's a fundamental in MIDI editing toolset sadly missing from Bitwig. The weak MIDI editor really rules Bitwig out for serious scoring work. That is a great shame because its great strength elsewhere is exceptionally useful. MIDI editing is at the heart of writing for film and games and it's the only thing currently keeping me in Ableton Live for that kind of work.


answered Sep 25 '19 at 22:38 by CIGAudio (51)

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