asked Mar 28 '16 at 20:03 by LFO (40)

Sorry guys, if any of this exists please fill me in and if they don't yet exist I just hope that they are planned in future releases!

preview track or clip (playback) – play any instrument track clip or audio clip by right clicking and choosing preview. Rather than have to go to solo a track, would speed up workflow

Piano roll Transport Controls – Adding transport controls to the track editor would be great for editing a specific performance in arrangement quickly via the piano roll

layered instruments using midi send channel and out port number to any number of synths using same in port number

Globally assign midi controls to instruments where an assigned parameter to a midi controller remains linked globally so an instance of the instrument is focused the controls are always set from the time they are globally assigned whenever focused, when setting up a virtual instrument it can take allot of time, if settings remained globally when the instrument is focused it would save time for future projects rather than having to keep setting controllers.

Currently if I want to duplicate a tracks clip, I duplicate it and it is creating its own copy that is unique. So if I edit the first clip the duplicate remains unchanged and I have to delete it and use the edited one if I want both updated, or I have to edit both separately. Can there be an option to make a clip a slave or to make a clip unique to the original, such as “Duplicate Slave Track”, and “Duplicate Unique Track” a slave is ideal so when I edit the main track all slaves will be updated without having to manually remove and duplicate tracks again when not required. They could be indicated as slave somehow but would speed up workflow.

Metronome Sounds and Metronome volume – Can we add our own metronome sounds, such as cow bell, tick, snare, hats, or even kick. Currently I built a click track only because the computer beep metronome is for me distracting as it is out of pitch to most tracks and the volume is loud.

Piano roll / editor – when trying to edit a track the editor shows many other tracks in the same location on the arranger, I know I can use the eye icon to show or hide those I do not need, and the lock to lock or not, but currently I have to set each one by one, this can take time when lots of tracks. Can there be a contextual menu so I can hide all, and lock all at once. It is much easier to do all and then unlock the few I need than to go through all to hide and lock before I get to edit the few I need. Does this exist and I am missing something?

Ya, is k. Tbh I been using my protoools and flstudio. Waiting to check bitwig out more after more updates.

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answered Oct 25 '16 at 04:38 by LFO (40)

edited Oct 25 '16 at 04:39

Well, I just answered 2 of my own questions! Yay Me!! I found a bitwig instrument layer device, and I found a midi note receive device!

If anyone can help with the other items it would be greatly appreciated!

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answered Mar 29 '16 at 00:21 by LFO (40)

Globally assign midi controls to instruments where an assigned parameter to a midi controller remains linked globally so an instance of the instrument is focused the controls are always set from the time they are globally assigned whenever focused, when setting up a virtual instrument it can take allot of time, if settings remained globally when the instrument is focused it would save time for future projects rather than having to keep setting controllers

You can also do this if there is a script available for your controller. (the most popular are available here: https://www.bitwig.com/en/community/control_scripts.html)

I have a Korg Nanokontrol and it works like a charm with Bitwig's device and external VST. I can control all the parameters with it when a device is selected.

I've also tested the Panorama P4 from Nektar and it is very nice as well.

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answered Apr 13 '16 at 22:34 by Ton-ish (483)

edited Apr 13 '16 at 22:35

Excellent, thank you!

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answered Apr 14 '16 at 15:26 by LFO (40)

Hi, so I looked into your suggestion but this is not quite what I meant. Basically, using FL Studio as an example I can set Global Assignment of my controller to a VST Plugin, so say I have a knob and globally assign it to a cutoff filter on a vst plugin then anytime I open this plugin in any project the cutoff remains mapped to the knob I globally assigned it to.

This is extremely helpful as setting up mappings on a plugin can consume allot of time, I create allot of my own patches and tactile knobs work faster than mouse.

I did however search the web and found something that will fill this gap.

http://www.robertvanya.eu/midevice/Products.aspx

Basically it is a virtual hardware of knobs, it will store your plugin data and you can save your control knobs/button assignments as a library of presets. map the plugin to your controller midi cc, Insert in front of your instrument, and assign what you need then once assigned, you can simply load a new copy of the plugin, load the virtual hardware, load the preset and mapping is done. No fuss, no endless setups or assignments. Useful if you use something allot and do not want to keep mapping a control.

Going to work on this and see if it works out in BWS.

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answered Apr 28 '16 at 20:29 by LFO (40)

edited Apr 28 '16 at 20:31

Your post seemed to ask fair questions -- why has no-one employed by BitWig responded? It's been half a year.

Does BitWig not actually read the forums?

Do they read the German-language forums?

Is this not the right place to ask? The URI does have the company name in it, though.

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answered Oct 24 '16 at 11:11 by leegee (26)

Such a shame. The software looks so good, the documentation and online support really, really let it down -- which means a huge loss in productivity whilst I learn the ins-and-outs, which means more faffing around on computers wihch I hoped Bitwig would eliminate. I spend 8-hours a day on a computer, I don't want my spare time to be programming a DAW, I want it to be recording msuic.

In many ways, I find that BitWig meets that need, but I am surprised to find myself thinking that BitWig suffers the same complaceny with its position as 'almoost really good'. This was also my experience with Cakewalk, and to a lesser a degree, with Logic.

Perhaps now is not yet the time to cough up the euros for BitWig.

I'd like to see online feature requests and online bug tracking - perferably via GitHub. I'd like to see a road map, with dates. I'd like the voice of every user to shape the product. I've got more to say, but I think BitWig should hire me first :)

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answered Oct 25 '16 at 14:00 by leegee (26)

I am with you. I have bought it but find myself using FL since it's been my DAW dir nearly 12 years and knowing it well makes its few short comings les important. BWS has great potential I do like that I can rewire fl so that is a start for me I think. I still have faith in BWS, I am a believer in the software and I hope to see features in the next roll out.

Transition is hard if it hurts creative flow and that is why I'm staying with fl for the time being but rewired opens up tremendous possibilities for the 2 daw to work together and compliment each other so I think that is my next hurdle. I have not really given bws the time I should so reserve my opinion but to say that it really is full of potential.

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answered Oct 25 '16 at 16:48 by LFO (40)

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