asked Oct 11 '15 at 23:37 by Treeshateyou (11)

I've been having some trouble with getting an electronic drum kit to work with Bitwig. I have it hooked up to the computer with MIDI and have tried using a couple of different generic controller scripts with it. Bitwig will respond to hits from the drum kit, but only sometimes, it seems to be random whether it will recognize a hit or not. Any ideas on what could cause this? The drum kit works fine with other DAWs on the same computer. Has anyone had any success hooking a drum kit up to Bitwig or know of a place I could find a script for one?

Are the drum hits not received as notes at all (i.e. the missing "random" notes are actually missing in the recorded MIDI), or could it be that some hits remain just inaudible due to inconsistent velocity values produced by the drumkit? In latter case, you could try turning down the "Velocity Sensitivity" value in the Sampler devices of Bitwig's Drum machine.


answered Oct 12 '15 at 14:38 by bufobufo (146)

edited Oct 12 '15 at 14:40

I haven't tried recording it, but I did try a generic controller that shows the last note it received, and it seems to receive every note, so I think you might be right. Thanks, I'll try that.

  — (Oct 12 '15 at 19:52) Treeshateyou

I tried changing the velocity sensitivity and it didn't help. I also tried recording and it wasn't sensing the hits, also the small indicator light that goes just next to the drum machine in the program does not light up with every hit. It definitly is a sensitivity problem with the drum machine though, because if I try to assign a drum hit to a control shortcut, it works every time.

  — (Oct 13 '15 at 05:10) Treeshateyou

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Asked: Oct 11 '15 at 23:37

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