asked Mar 09 '19 at 17:16 by cwibi (21)

Hi, I want Bitwig to listen to midi note messages. If a predefined note message was there, a predefined midi cc message should be sent.

Does someone know, how to do that?

PS: What I have successfully done till now, is: - I can send cc messages with the MDID CC an direct it out with the HW INSTRUMENT

PPS: Is this forum the right place to answer such a question? When I read this forum I see a lot of good questions but so less answers...

Hi @cwib,

Based on the discussion in the link I posted above, this could work:

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Use the Note Filter to select a note, the note message triggers the Note Sidechain Modulator which is routed to the ON/OFF of the MIDI CC which based on the method in the answer by @fsciarra62 in the linked post should send a momentary MIDI CC message out via HW Instrument Device. I think this is correct? I don't use external hardware so I can't test it.


answered Mar 09 '19 at 17:56 by sticklebrick (480)

I tried to get information on what the NOTE SIDECHAIN does. But whether in the Manual nor in the internet I found something useful. Where is a resource that for example describes DEVICES in detail?

  — (Mar 10 '19 at 12:24) cwibi

The lack of detailed information on the Devices and Modulators in the Bitwig manual is one of the things I think needs to be improved upon. Personally I don't mind working things out for myself, but when you are just wanting to get on with stuff and make some music it can be a real flow killer. The Note Sidechain (if you haven't figured out already) is just an ADSR that is controlled by any note on or note off messages that pass through it.

  — (Mar 10 '19 at 17:55) sticklebrick

Hi sticklebrick

your answer was of great help. It lead me to the following:

Audioreceiver (to get sound from Audioinput) > Midi Guitar (to convert frequency to midi) > Note Filter (to select just specific midi note) > MIDI CC with 1.: NOTE SIDECHAIN *1 (with no Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release and a Modulator controlling note counter) 2.: NOTE COUNTER (with increments 1 and Steps 2) controlling the CC value within MIDI CC > going out to HW INSTRUMENT (controlling anytune, my software playback for transcribing)

Now I can play for example the highest note on my guitar and start and stop the playback just when I need it at the desired part I am transcribing. Without stomp control or letting the instrument out to reach for the keyboard. Great!

You nailed it perfect. Thank you.

PS: Switching the on/off, like you referred, has not lead to the same as hitting the flush button. PPS: liked to put this under your comment, but there the number of characters seems to be limited and forced me to "answer my own question"


answered Mar 10 '19 at 12:20 by cwibi (21)

edited Mar 10 '19 at 12:28

Hi @cwibi,

Your question is a bit vague, this might help:


answered Mar 09 '19 at 17:38 by sticklebrick (480)

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