asked Mar 26 '14 at 18:03 by tamas (711)


How to time-stretch a MIDI clip?


This would be a great feature to have. I come from Cubase and you can basically alt/select the edge of a midi clip and drag it to time-stretch. Incredibly useful.

  — (Apr 05 '14 at 00:16) jaesm

This, missing recording workflows such as comping, polyrhythm features (track individual measures, item alignment either by beat, or by time / duration) are what nearly made me not prolong subscription. If bws is meant to be a serious DAW and not some pure - even if extremely powerful - virtual instrument, all the beauty of the clips, the modulation system and the upcoming Grid do not really mean something as long as the arranger is not up to par with what other DAWs have to offer here (just referring to cubase, reaper, even things like ardour or mixbus here)...

  — (Apr 25 '19 at 15:07) IAmLostForWords

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+1 Please add this to Bitwig.


answered Jun 23 '16 at 06:53 by gulbrand (211)

Discussed back in 2014, still not done. Video on how it's implemented in FLStudio:


answered Feb 19 '16 at 08:57 by Konstantinov (209)

please add this feature


answered Aug 30 '16 at 22:25 by Antuan (693)

+1 I'm also guilty of recording without the metronome.


answered Feb 26 '16 at 20:26 by slackerluddite (96)

I'm also willing to have this utility. I don't see this question even debatable. IT is a DAW. I hope this will be implemented soon. I have read that this question was discussed back in 2014...

And I leave a question: Three years waiting to this simply capability and still it hasn't it?Hmmm.


answered Sep 28 '17 at 14:15 by eowar (125)

Voted must have! Even if the Clip View will now allow to play clips with different signatures against time instead pulse, this feature would at least allow for polyrhythmic arrangements. I simply like the idea of having a 7/8 pattern playing in the same time as a 4/4...


answered May 02 '18 at 12:49 by IAmLostForWords (91)

I have just hit a moment where this would be an amazing feature. Inspiration struck quite suddenly and stupidly I didn't engage the metronome before I hit record. Then as I reached the stage where I wanted to begin arranging sectons agghhhhhh, totally off beat. Stretching the vocal audio was ofcourse no problem but as began to try to rearrange the midi to fit the correct bmp I decided it would be better to remove my head and microwave it.

This feature would save me needing to create a device that would catch my head as I lopped it off, lever it into the microwave and set the time setting for a thorough roasting.

+1 :)


answered Apr 12 '15 at 03:50 by GonzoFB (60)


This would be a very very handy feature, as it is in other DAWs already :)


answered Aug 06 '18 at 00:29 by pzoot (51)

This has been an unaddressed issue since the middle of '14! 4 years ago!! I suppose we're supposed to keep Ableton around just in case we have to do some common edit methods. So, lets see: Export as a midi file, import that midi to Ableton, stretch it out to four bars, export it again, import it back into Bitwig and... problem solved. Very productive. I think even Cakewalk had such an ability.


answered Aug 23 '18 at 14:06 by sukebe (81)

Hello I have a midi clip (imported from a midi file) but I need it to match the bpm of my song...

and the only thing i am able to accomplish is to double or half its length ... that's kind of unpractical, because if i want to import many midi clips then i have no idea how to match their speeds.

Could you please tell me how to do such time manypulation on midi clips? It would just take ages to redraw every note one by one.

Maybe I am missing something




answered Oct 01 '14 at 14:12 by AP-1 (51)

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