asked Feb 07 '19 at 06:13 by katanaswordfish (41)

Hey there.

I'm currently trying to bounce some of my favorite drum samples at various velocities from my plug-ins and external hardware for personal use within Bitwig's Drum Machine and Sampler. To do this, I've whipped up a MIDI track that hits various notes at various velocities, which then runs through a plug-in or out to my external drum gear. Then, I either bounce the MIDI track running through the plug-in or a record audio coming in from my hardware.

Why go through the trouble? Breaking out hardware can be a hassle when I just want to get working, and some of my favorite plug-ins don't work natively on Linux, my OS of choice, yet... :(

Anyway, my question is this: once I've bounced my track or recorded it as audio, what's the best way to export each individual sample? Since I have about 1 hit per bar, I can easily use the "Slice to Drum Machine" feature to get all the hits into a drum machine--but is there a way to export or render each as a separate audio file? Similarly, I can go through and cut the bounced or recorded audio into individual 1-bar audio events using the audio editor's Knife Tool--but is there a way to export individual audio events as separate files?

(If it doesn't exist it might be nice to have an audio export option that allows us to export each audio event as a separate file. This would be a big help to anybody interested in doing some deep sampling work.)

Thanks all.

Hi @katanaswordfish and @stricklebrick,

Not sure if this will help but I was searching for the fastest way to export samples and this is the best I've found

This has saved me a lot of time and will have to do until Bitwig adds more features around this.

Cheers, Benjamin


answered Mar 22 '19 at 04:00 by benjaminwelch (49)

Hi @katanaswordfish,

I may be wrong, but I don't think there is an efficient way to do this in Bitwig at the moment. If it's a process you intent on doing a lot of, I would personally look at other apps such as audio editors or auto samplers. FYI, when you slice to multisample and then save the multisample. Bitwig creates a .multisample file. These can be "expanded" into 2 separate files with an app called 7zip. The .multisample file contains the entire "un-split" audio file and then an .xml file detailing the split marker positions for each slice. I have been searching for an app that can handle these files, but haven't found anything yet....

If Bitwig had a split CLIP at audio events function, that would help a little. I suggest you submit a feature request here:


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answered Oct 25 '19 at 15:46 by umairali11 (0)

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