asked Apr 07 '16 at 16:15 by newman (166)

edited Apr 07 '16 at 16:18


Hi everyone,

I have a simple question about Bitwig's Drum Machine. I have yet to find a way to group a set of layered claps/snares together to one channel for mixing. This seems like a pretty basic feature, but I can't seem to figure out how to do it.

So I usually have a kick (or two), and then probably 5 or so claps layered on top of one another, but I'd like to sum those to ONE channel that I can use for mixing. With any other group of tracks in Bitwig (say 3 layered synth tracks, for example), I could just select them, right click on them and group them together very easily, and there is my one channel to do group processing and mixing. However, if I am dealing with samples that are loaded inside of the drum machine, you cannot group them in the mix window for group processing.

I realize that I could send all of these to a "claps" FX channel and control them there, but that only sets up a send. I cannot change the output to be anything other than the output of the ONE Drum Machine going to the master. What do you guys do? Any helpful tips or tricks for this workflow?

Thanks!! -Newman

There are caveats, but how about an Instrument Layer in a single slot on the drum machine?


I have also definitely just rolled with multiple tracks each with its own drum machine as well, and then grouped those. Sometimes it's nice to process (and sidechain from) kick and snare separate from other percussive elements.


answered Jun 29 '18 at 21:08 by hrrld (102)

bump, I'm looking for the same feature


answered Jun 29 '18 at 14:46 by rikbiz (21)

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