asked Apr 04 '14 at 18:49 by korte1975 (96)


how do i record to a clip with the count in? when i enable the record on the display, i have the count-in, but the other clips start to play straight away. i want them to wait until recording starts. how???

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Kewl. I want to work in the same way. "Clip sketching" is how I did it in ableton and is a wonderfully non linear way to work. It's like preparing different meals then deciding later which will be included in the full course. Experimentation with stacking layers leads to some very fortuitous accidents. My work around has been to record in the time line then edit then place in the clip launcher. Two extra steps than live but I'm commited to the development of this program.(up to a certain reasonable point, of course. If they don't implement multi vsti outs soon, I may just have to jump ship:-(

This 75 is from the California by way of the Philippines.


answered May 04 '14 at 18:38 by konfront (101)

I know that the multi vst's have been promised before V2. This has been confirmed a few times by Bit Wig. I'm just hoping it's an easy set up, similar to Cubase's.

  — (May 05 '14 at 15:42) pellissier

Okay guys, I contacted BitWig's technical support and Dom replied directly:

"...this is a bug that is already filed but not fixed yet. It should count in without playing any clips, else this function is not really useful."

So we just have to sit on our hands a little longer. In the mean time enjoy the other good stuff of Bit Wig.


answered May 05 '14 at 15:39 by pellissier (265)

Oh, boy, I just saw you had the same question. Found any solution yet?


answered May 04 '14 at 11:52 by pellissier (265)

no i didnt. well, kinda. press the big record button,then the clip record,and while counting in, manually start other clips, so they start in sync. but this is not how it should be.


answered May 04 '14 at 14:29 by korte1975 (96)

I saw a guy do that online as well, in one of the tutorials I think on, but that is SO counter intuitive. Let's hope it's not an omission and that they are still planning on bringing this in.

Also from a 1975 here - enjoy the last year before 40!


answered May 04 '14 at 16:13 by pellissier (265)

i didnt see it just figured it out, usable that way. the quantizing is spot on. did you notice sonical difference between live9 and bitwig? i did. my ears are pretty good at mixing/mastering. i think the sound is thinner in live due to the internal phasing issues it has with 3rd party plugz. i recorded a live band yerterday with live9 - but i mixed it in bitwig - sounds smashing.

you 39 too ? cheers man !!! i drink 4 your health ! i'm from Hungary, live in Ireland


answered May 04 '14 at 16:20 by korte1975 (96)

Out of curiosity, how do you do your band recordings? Mics, preamps, audio interface, laptop? I haven't done any live recording so I don't know how to go about this. My work is mainly voice over and then backtracking, which I use mostly VST instruments.

  — (May 05 '14 at 15:41) pellissier

I've gotta weigh in because:

1) I think the count in for clip recording is counter intuitive and; 2) I'm a 75er myself (if there are enough of us can we get a discount on ver 2:-)


answered May 04 '14 at 18:13 by konfront (101)

Actually, a few people I've contacted were surprised that I even work this way, but this is the workflow I've gotten used to. I basically "brainstorm" my compositions in clip launcher (session view in Ableton) and I'll easily have up to 5 tracks, and then just want to record my verse, chorus, or bridge; which then can loop after that. So I will have all these tracks with their clips launching at the same time to allow me to record my next track's clip. So I need the count in for that...

I mainly do compositions and recording for video backtracking. I started with making training videos and needed background music. After fiddling around with buying music, I decided to start making my own. First I tried Magix Musicmaker, which I actually like a lot; but progressed from there to Cubase and Ableton Live. I've heard from quite a few that they think BitWig has a much richer sound than Ableton Live. I find it also to be "fuller", but my wife has no idea what I'm talking about and says I'm making it up.

I'm from South Africa, cheers to '75 then guys!


answered May 04 '14 at 18:31 by pellissier (265)

maybe this problem is only for people born in 1975 ;)

i'm positive it has a bit fuller,rounded sound due to the plugin delay compensation engine error in ableton. do a 6-8 track song in live with built in plugins set to oversamle/hq mode,put on the headphones and listen,learn the sound. now export the stems and load them into bitwig. straight away clarity and fat sound. good plugin compensation engine for sure. i see bitwig is more similar to pro tools/studio one than to ableton. in bitwig i work the other way around. i record into the timeline and drop pieces from there to the cliplauncher slots. in live i mostly start from the cliplauncher. i really hope they fix the count-in thingy and i really hope they understand the importance of it ! come on BITWIG , you are almost there being the best daw in the world!


answered May 05 '14 at 03:45 by korte1975 (96)

Or maybe only those from '75 care for this workflow :-)

  — (May 05 '14 at 04:25) konfront

thanks !!!


answered May 05 '14 at 21:43 by korte1975 (96)

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