asked Aug 08 '19 at 10:34 by Hedflux (21)

Hi guys,

I've been scratching my head trying to figure out how to make an audio looping effect in the FX grid (i've not found one in the stock fx). Something that will sample an audio loop in sync slices (1/4, 1/8. 1/16, 1/32, 1/64) and play it back for a time, similar to what the Beat Repeat does.

I'm sure there must be a way with the amount of modules we have, but i'm just not getting it!

Help appreciated

Cheers Steve

Hi Steve,

Check out simple stutter / beat-repeat effect created in fx grid. Link to image:

Hope this helps.



answered Oct 25 '19 at 21:19 by Juraj (31)

This is one of the first things I endeavored to solve when I first used Bitwig. You're right to assume that a module can do it and the best I found was the ParSeq-8. It will count to 8 and you can choose the length of these counts. From there you can use that module to modulate other FX or modules and even layer yet more parseq-8's to add variation. This is the closest I could get to the same effect. Using bitcrunching plugins and FX, you can get similar coloration you can get from Beat Repeat.

Hope this is helpful and keep in mind its only one approach. I have a feeling there may be a few more.


answered Aug 09 '19 at 02:15 by Shipe (17)

Juraj great grid fx device preset!!! It works great I aded a steps modulator to it to sequence the repeater button so you can select which part of the loop you want to repeat ... You just need to put the steps value over the half and its working :)


answered Oct 27 '19 at 18:32 by TRIPSYLON (21)

Third Party Plugins:

  • Effectrix
  • Glitch (dbBlue Glitch or Glitch 2)
  • iZotope Stutter Edit (i have made a german tutorial on YT) -> bundle is actually cheap ob Plugin Boutique
  • BeatTweaker (with your samples) -> bundle is actually cheap ob Plugin Boutique
  • sugarbytes Turnado

Or in Bitwig:

  • or automated Arpeggiators in a Note Layer]->[Note Velocity]->[Multisamples Loops in Sampler - Distribute Velocity Equaly Option for all Samples...should work also
  • u can try also using Drummachine with note trigger vst (hy sequencer, arpeggiators...)

answered Oct 29 '19 at 22:57 by BlackHoleNFO (298)

edited Oct 30 '19 at 00:37

My pleasure. Glad you like it. And by the way, one can also use module called "gates" to achieve same effect. :)


answered Oct 27 '19 at 18:35 by Juraj (31)

Thanks guys, that's great! I had tried to do it using the audio Recorder, and a Gate generator, but there was problems with clicks from non-zero crossings which I couldn't seem to resolve very well. But using the Long Delay looks like the way forward.

Would be great if the recorder had a "Fade Edges" function, as it inevitably creates unwanted clicks otherwise


answered Oct 29 '19 at 09:55 by Hedflux (21)

@Juraj, I ended up with the same solution as you but I find as the sample loops around it sounds increasingly bitcrushed as if there's some down-sampling going on behind the scenes. Does anyone else experience this?


answered Feb 29 at 19:20 by jbhurruth (11)

edited Feb 29 at 19:21

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