asked Jan 11 '19 at 03:11 by retronomicon (101)

edited Jan 16 '19 at 14:17

dom ♦♦ (2.1k)

It would be great if we could add or edit the categories of plug-ins. For example, if I select EQ's,. I get several of my EQs (mostly VST3) while my most frequently used EQs like Kilohearts Carve and Slice both show up under Effects. And there are hundreds of VSTs that are only in the "Unknown" category. I know there are workarounds, but it seems like a basic function that Bitwig should have.

One solution would be to create collections in the browser, that's a fast way to access the plugins you like.


answered Jan 12 '19 at 12:58 by Bitwig_Support (1.1k)

I'm well aware of the work around, but if that is the only option why bother having categories at all?

  — (Jan 12 '19 at 18:43) retronomicon

Categories are taken from the plugins themselves. Unfortunately not all manufacturers follow a set standard. So if a plugin does not include meta data of which category it should be, there's not much we can do.

  — (Jan 14 '19 at 08:59) Bitwig_Support

at Bitwig Support:

And how i add a Category to my Plugins so that Bitwig can read it?

You know that your Way makes at first a lot of unnecessary Folders, second it makes categorizing in bitwig obsolete, because the best way is to make my own folders/ favorites.

Also if i have a Plugin what metainfo is FX and another EFFECT and another Effekte. I have 3 Categories with one FX-VST inside.


answered Mar 15 '19 at 15:18 by BlackHoleNFO (298)

edited Mar 15 '19 at 15:18

Actually Bitwig makes their own categories obsolete by missing a massive amount of plugins. None of my UAD plugins, for instance, show up in these categories which is a shame. You also can not edit the original categories which is also a shame. I had to create my own Collections for everything (EQ, Dynamics, Reverbs etc). It takes a little time if you have a ton of plugins but it is well worth the effort IMO. It saves me a tremendous amount of time when I don't know or don't recall which plugin I wish to use.
Add custom categories: 1. click on plus to add a plugin or instrument. 2. In the Devices Browser right click in far left column in an empty area and select Create New Collection, name it and click ok. Notice the yellow arrow that now appears to the right of your newly created Collection. This indicates that this is the selected Collection to which plugins will be added. 3. Make sure you have "Everything" selected at the top of the far left column and I usually select "Any" and "All" for the rest of the columns so that all plugins are shown. Navigate to each plugin you wish to add to this Collection and click on the star symbol to the right of the plugin name. Rinse & Repeat.

If later you wish to add plugins to any collection just right click on the collection name and choose Set as Target Collection. Notice the yellow arrow appears to the right of the collection indicating it is selected. Hope this helps


answered Mar 16 '19 at 15:14 by Jeremysfx (132)

edited Mar 16 '19 at 15:16

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Last updated: Mar 16 '19 at 15:16