asked Nov 30 '16 at 06:16 by amg56 (597)

edited Nov 30 '16 at 06:17


This request has, obviously, been asked before, but some time has gone by and it might be a good thing to hash out again: Bitwig would benefit from having native Rewire support. We can use Rewire VST to connect up Reason into Bitwig, but it will not work for Synfire, and, further, it doesn't help if there is a need to hook up Bitwig to Cubase or another host. Rewire helped other fledgling DAWs get their footing in the market by allowing them to be used in combination with other well-established DAWs, so in general, from a marketing perspective, it's a good feature.



answered May 05 '17 at 23:41 by willhyde91 (19)

Rewire, freeze and track comping/auto playlistint like in studio one. Then it would be perfection.


answered May 18 '17 at 06:54 by willhyde91 (19)

The way to solve this currently is to use the Rewire VST plugin from energyXT. It costs about $32, gives you 8 channels of returns from the Rewire slave - 1 stereo channel and 6 mono. I just gang up the 6 mono into 3 stereo pairs in Bitwig.

I've been using it to wire up Reason into Bitwig and it works fine. It doesn't work for Cognitone Synfire, which is the reason why I asked for the native integration. Honestly, I can't remember what the shortcoming with Synfire integration was at this point, it's been some months since I tested that configuration.

In sum, it would be preferable to have a built-in Rewire module with more channels, but Rewire VST lets you solve the problem now for some of the most important uses, like slaving Reason or Live.


answered May 23 '17 at 18:23 by amg56 (597)

I've used Rewire VST for a couple of months, but today I have a large project where it consistently crashes the Bitwig Engine when I try to open the dropdown in Rewire VST, where I would get to start a Rewire slave. It crashes when it tries to open the dropdown, before I get a chance to pick the slave. This is on Windows 10/64 with BW 2.1. Rewire VST still works fine in my most basic starter template, so there is something in the larger template that's interacting poorly with it. Still wish there was a native solution that was totally stable.


answered May 30 '17 at 00:58 by amg56 (597)

We're sorry, but as mentioned in the FAQ, ReWire support is currently not planned for Bitwig Studio.


answered May 31 '17 at 18:03 by dom ♦♦ (2.0k)

edited May 31 '17 at 18:03

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Asked: Nov 30 '16 at 06:16

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Last updated: May 31 '17 at 18:03