asked Feb 08 '16 at 20:54 by chadmius (21)

Hey folks,

This might be a silly question. But I was wondering if we have the ability to save a complete chain of devices that aren't nested or part of an FX Layer. For example, it would be extremely helpful if I were able to save a commonly used set of devices for use on things like vocals: autotune --> compressor --> EQ --> de-esser --> saturation.

When I use the FX layer, it seems like the signal bypasses autotune. Perhaps I am using it for the wrong thing. Would like to be able to save full track device chains so I can use the same chain on multiple tracks without having to copy and paste them.

If someone could help, it would be much appreciated.

Okay. Using the "Chain" effect works. Haha. Let the ridicule commence. :P


answered Feb 08 '16 at 23:27 by chadmius (21)

I asked the same question but worded it different - I'm used to working in Logic X and it allows you to save an entire channel strip as a user setting - it's extremely useful and totally necessary if u need to call up something that you use constantly


answered Mar 08 '16 at 10:17 by Jessop (21)

You don't need the "chain" device, but this device allows to save a chain where devices are not directly connected. You can save a chain as a preset like this:

  1. define your device chain, be sure that you "connect" devices by putting them in the output FX boxes (labeled "wet FX" for the distortion device, "FB FX" for the delay...) (as written before, use the "chain" device to save a group of unconnected devices)
  2. click on the "show/hide device macros"
  3. save the preset by clicking on the "write preset" button
  4. type your name as the author so you can have your green alien head in the device browser!

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answered Mar 09 '16 at 01:00 by pakunoda (966)

Would be nice to have an option to quickly create a "Chain" with selected devices (from the context menu).


answered Nov 16 '16 at 14:15 by asheb (266)

Good thread!

I too use the Chain device to kind of mimic Logic's "channel strip" functionality, but unfortunately, Bitwig doesn't make the name of your Chain pop up as the Track/Instrument name. Wouldn't that be a great work-flow optimizer to have in BWS?


answered Nov 21 '16 at 15:32 by pboy (102)

@pboy: As of July 2019, it does take the track name from the name of the chain.


answered Jul 13 '19 at 15:48 by jon9 (11)

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Last updated: Jul 13 '19 at 15:48