asked Mar 26 '14 at 18:03 by tamas (361)


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

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+1 Please add this to Bitwig.


answered Jun 23 '16 at 06:53 by gulbrand (151)

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


answered Feb 19 '16 at 08:57 by Konstantinov (179)

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


answered Feb 26 '16 at 20:26 by slackerluddite (76)

please add this feature


answered Aug 30 '16 at 22:25 by Ton-ish (553)

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 (41)

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 (40)

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 (85)

Listening to the example you provided the notes are in fact perfectly aligned. It's just that this musical piece has a different time signature than Bitwig Studio is set at by default. Put the midi files on the timeline (be sure to set start time correct), turn on the metronome and you'll here that the notes are perfectly synced to the tempo. The ones won't match, again that's because the timeline is based on 4/4 - the music is not. You can set your timeline to a different time signature than 4/4.

Nonetheless, MIDI time stretching could be a cool function to have in future versions of Bitwig Studio. Thanks for your input! :)


answered Oct 01 '14 at 16:38 by fredrik (136)


If you implement this, I place a vote for doing it the Logic way: marquee-selecting a portion of time and stretch that portion (regardless if the selection is before / beyond the first and last notes in the clip. As opposed to the Ableton way, in which you need to place an "anchor note" further beyond the actual notes e.g. in a bar, if you want to stretch the whole bar. (Difficult to explain, but you may want to look them up.)


answered Nov 16 '16 at 18:28 by Cederblad (40)

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 (51)

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