asked Sep 03 '15 at 18:13 by semod (46)



i really would like to know if there is some hidden way to actually press a key on my midi controller/keyboard and get the note(s) i pressed (including how hard i hit it) into the sequencer without having to play it following the metronome.

I was using this since i started making music with trackers on amiga and loved it on my yamaha rm1x. I can't seem to find it in Bitwig and i can't really believe this is not a standard in a daw these times. So i am pretty sure i am missing it somewhere.

Could anyone please be so kind an enlighten me? Thanks in advance!

Turning off both the metronome and record quantization should help..

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answered Sep 04 '15 at 10:27 by bufobufo (140)

Since I don't have a rmx1, but do use trackers myself I think with steprecording you mean steprecording like on a roland sh101, bass-station2 or even ensoniq esq1. no that's not possible at the moment.


answered Sep 04 '15 at 12:50 by Solidtrax (929)


i will try to explain it better:

You Set a fixed notelength. EG 1/8 You step through the Timeline in the Set notelength With a dialwheel or a knob. When you arrived at the Position you like you play your notes. The notes will be recorded With the notelength of 1/8.

For example You Set the length to 1/4. You Start Pressing the Note for lets say your kick at the Start of the pattern. You press it 4 times.

You end up With something like this:

Empty |oooo|oooo|oooo|oooo|...

Kick |•ooo|•ooo|•ooo|•ooo|...

I hole that explain it a little better. Sorry for Amy wrong words wrote on a phone.


answered Sep 04 '15 at 13:32 by semod (46)

edited Sep 04 '15 at 13:34

I just found out that Ableton does that: Here is a quick tip video that shows how it works: I'd really really love to see that in bitwig... Feature-request


answered Oct 11 '15 at 01:31 by Ton-ish (553)

edited Oct 14 '15 at 13:08

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