asked Feb 28 '14 at 04:35 by SethDrake (6)

is it possible to drag and drop from finder? (or windows explorer)

You can (I just tried it). But you can browse the whole of your computer directly in Bitwig Studio's browser (unlike in Ableton Live), so I can't really see why you'd want to.


answered Feb 28 '14 at 12:55 by wiggy (300)

1.) Drag and drop from finder (midi or audio clips with OSX 10.8.5 on MBP late 2011) into Bitwig does not work. Bitwig's browser however works just fine for drag and drop.

2.) for extensive organization tabbed browsing, and multiple search windows, dealing with tens of thousands of samples, finder and its subsequent mods are far superior to either ableton's or bitwig's browser.

3.) You can browse your entire computer using ableton's browser (8 and 9), I do this all the time.

  — (Feb 28 '14 at 13:08) SethDrake

I can confirm dragging from Finder does not work. Would be good to have this. I guess, its not an easy cross-platform thing..

  — (Mar 07 '14 at 09:57) elemental

I'm on a 2009/10 iMac with Mavericks.

As far as I know, Ableton dropped the ability to browse your computer directly in Live 9, so I don't know how you are doing it. You can only add folders as Places. Is that what you mean? It's not recommended to add your whole home folder as a Place though. This was the first thing I did in beta testing Live 9 but I was advised against it.

"Adding the system hard drive might result in the scanning being triggered more often. It is recommended to add discrete content folders instead."


answered Feb 28 '14 at 15:12 by wiggy (300)

edited Feb 28 '14 at 15:56

You are correct, bitwig does support drag and drop from finder. Support is in contact with me as to why its not working on my end.

and yes adding the whole home folder, or even the entire Mac HD to places allows for complete browsing, not saying its advisable, especially depending upon your machines specs, but its certainly possible.

and again, I do use this, but finder to me, and my colleagues is still a better system, with tabs and multiple search options.

Thanks for the quick and accurate response =]

  — (Feb 28 '14 at 21:46) SethDrake

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