asked May 29 '15 at 18:32 by MuddySuzuki (36)

Hi there. I have just purchased Bitwig as part of the Arturia Keylab 61 producer pack. I've been reading through the manual and I can't seem to find anything on importing WAV files that have been recorded outside of Bitwig into a Bitwig project! I have tried a few things like simply dragging/dropping, or getting Bitwig to recognise the WAVs in the Access Panel but with no result.

I have previously been using a Zoom HD16 stand-alone hard disc recorder and have never had any problem in exporting these files into programs such as Cubase or Logic. What am I missing?? Can you even do this with Bitwig??

Any help will be greatly appreciated! Cheers.

Just as an afterthought, and maybe this has NOTHING to do with it, but... does the fact that the files I'm trying to import have the extension .WAV (in capitals) as opposed to all the other 'built-in' clips etc that have the extension .wav (in lower case)??? If this is the issue, any idea how I can rectify this??

I'm really sorry if I've missed something really simple here! Thanks for your time.

  — (May 29 '15 at 18:47) MuddySuzuki

Is it something to do with the fact that Bitwig audio channels are all stereo by default? Does this mean you can't import mono WAV files?

  — (May 29 '15 at 21:32) MuddySuzuki

Thank you Cyler, you made me realise that if I could convert my mono WAVs into a two-channel format i shouldn't have any more problems. I was able to do this using Wave Editor, because for some reason Bitwig just wouldn't do this automatically. Why, i don't know, but at least i've worked out how to deal with this.


answered Jun 02 '15 at 11:50 by MuddySuzuki (36)

Good to hear you worked something out, but it should really work without having to convert those files first. I batch import mono files all the time. I would suggest writing to tech support about your issue:

  — (Jun 02 '15 at 14:14) Cyler

Drag and drop works for me, but usually I import audio files through Bitwig's browser. When you import mono files, they just have the same data on two channels instead of only one.


answered May 31 '15 at 06:56 by Cyler (356)

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