asked Jun 14 '19 at 19:20 by straechav (51)


Is there a plans to add Conditonal Triggers (in the style of Elektron sequencers) in Bitwig? I'm thinking having a section in Info panel when clicking on a note in midi clip and being to able to add percentage chance and/or conditions (only if previous condition triggered, only if previous condition did not trigger, only every 1/2 cycles, every 1/3, etc) like in Elektron sequencer. This would be a minimal change to the interface. It would probably even be something rather minor for a programmer to do.

But the additional power to simple MIDI sequences would immense. Even without the ability to do the full Elektron Parameter locking stuff, just conditional midi loops would absolutely make my life 100x easier, especially in live performances. There isn't even a good VST sequencer to do this for you, so you would actually break some ground.

Hey straechav, I tried to make something similar to what you're looking for where pressure (expression) of a specific note in the midi editor controls the probability of the event happening... let me know if you're interested...


answered May 07 at 14:18 by olliejacobs (63)

olliejacobs, your creations are always interesting! Please share, if you will and if you can! Fabrizio

  — (May 07 at 19:20) fsciarra62

Ok, I’ll do it this weekend, thanks Fabrizio!

  — (May 08 at 03:28) olliejacobs

Yeah, I'm definitely interested as well.

  — (May 09 at 11:36) straechav

The only thing I know of that might be able to give you what you want, is the "chance" module in The Grid.


answered Jun 28 '19 at 13:50 by sticklebrick (480)

I too would dearly love to see this implemented


answered Jul 09 '19 at 23:17 by tyquinn (21)

I would also very much like to see this implemented. But, in the meantime, you can do something like this: use an Arpeggiator with a step count of 1 and a Pattern of "Chords" (this way, the arpeggiator doesn't actually break up your polyphony, which would be an unintended side effect for this application), and use Steps to modulate the arp's Global Gate Length.

Then you have some further choices. For example, if 6/10 steps have a value of -100%, the other 4 steps have a value of 0%, the Steps Trigger Mode is set to Note Random, and you route Steps to the arp's Gate Length, then each note has only a 40% chance of being retained in the final stream of MIDI events. Or, if you have a non-random Trigger Mode but a more interesting Timebase than 16th Note, you can approximate some of the modulo (x:y) trig conditions, but also break out of that paradigm and play with new rhythmic schemes of "gate filtration" in the MIDI domain.


answered Apr 29 at 21:29 by autopoiesis (21)

edited Apr 29 at 21:33

Yeah, hack it with modulation and Grid logic! Supporting probability-triggers natively would be great for some users and annoying / confusing for others. If the Bitwig programmers implement something, I hope it will be general purpose, for example consulting a logic modulator for each note to decide whether it plays... This may already be possible but could be made easier with a dedicated device.


answered Apr 30 at 06:04 by voidshine (302)

Here you go, let me know what you think! :-)


answered May 11 at 03:26 by olliejacobs (63)

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Asked: Jun 14 '19 at 19:20

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