asked May 01 '19 at 21:57 by Sablock (31)

edited May 01 '19 at 22:01


I am composing a piece that requires complicated backing and some finger bending chord work.

I would like to use a step sequencer to record directly from my controller at a given length (1/4, 1/8 etc.) to record chords ONE STEP at a time WITHOUT the transport rolling at my chosen length within a clip.

I do not want to try and draw the flippin 2 inversion of a minor 7th at a 16th step. I want to play the flippin 2nd inversion of a minor 7th at a 1/16 step length as many times as I input it and have bitwig capture it in a clip using a step recorder.

This is step sequencing 101, and its either so obvious Im missing it, or it doesn't exist and Im doomed to a virtual pencil and an eyeball watering grid to work with.

Can anyone shed some light on this for me. It would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks


to my knowledge, currently Bitwig does not support any kind of step sequencing or editing via MIDI controller.

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answered May 02 '19 at 01:12 by fsciarra62 (1.0k)


Many thanks for the response. Bitwig is a fine product. I now favor it over Ableton Live.

Thank you for the response. I must admit, as comprehensive as BW is, Im shocked to learn such fundamental functionality is missing from an otherwise fantastic product.

For those users interested in more than simple EDM beat loops and dance music and actually want to compose large products - its a ding.

The workaround is time consuming, but the clip editing is on point. Ill hope it make an appearance in a future update.


  — (May 02 '19 at 02:02) Sablock

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Asked: May 01 '19 at 21:57

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