asked Dec 20 '15 at 22:44 by garganrecords (26)


Sending MIDI in from a controller to Bitwig works fine. It's sending MIDI out to a hardware instrument (external synthesizer) that doesn't work. On 1.3.1 there is no problem with Midi Out ... I think it's a bug....


I have the exact same problem.

  — (Dec 21 '15 at 23:11) cjgolden

Same here. I got it to work at one point, but not sure how.

  — (Jan 09 '16 at 19:07) LooChen

This should be fixed since 1.3.6 RC 1 -

Best, Dom


answered Jan 11 '16 at 12:17 by dom ♦♦ (2.1k)

Thanks Dom. 1.3.6 is working for me.

  — (Jan 11 '16 at 19:21) LooChen

I have the same problem in 1.3.9 recording midi onto a track is ok but playing it back to external hardware synth does not work although the leds on my usb midi interface show that midi info is being transmitted. I have tried 2 midi interface box`s and 3 different synths but they all fall silent.


answered May 31 '16 at 08:25 by potter (11)

If the leds are blinking on your midi interface it must mean midi data is sent from Bitwig Studio. So I would suspect the problem lies somewhere outside Bitwig Studio.

  — (Jun 20 '16 at 14:54) fredrik

I can confirm that it does work (under Linux) with 1.3.13, however my midi sync is really awful. And for those on Linux, the best bet is to avoid using jack for midi or letting any other applications connect to alsa midi before you start bitwig.


answered Oct 23 '16 at 08:10 by mrmowgli (11)

same problem here in 1.3.15 & 2. I really need this feature.


answered Mar 01 '17 at 19:53 by bgamut (11)

This should definitely work, if you are having issues with this please contact support:


answered Mar 01 '17 at 19:58 by fredrik (186)

I'm also having this recurring issue and it's very frustrating. I'm getting MIDI in from everything but no MIDI out via USB. I thought I fixed it, but after a Windows update it seems to be back.

Update. Switched to Live Lite, no problem. It's got to be Bitwig.


answered Mar 30 at 02:06 by zerocrossing (51)

edited Mar 30 at 04:05

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Asked: Dec 20 '15 at 22:44

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