asked Dec 14 '16 at 03:20 by jamesmcseattle (87)

My apologies if this has been asked before. I did try to search but didn't see what I was looking for.

I'm an amateur, using BWS with Arturia's Keylab 49. I use a Focusrite 2i2 on Windows 7 as my interface. If I purchased another separate USB controller (like the minilab, or other keyboard controller) - would I be able to use both controllers at the same time on different tracks? In other words, if with my right hand I was playing one controller, could I use the second controller on a separate track, like say the pads for drums?

I'm not familiar with scripting or anything like that, and so when I search, I get information that I don't understand.

Can someone explain if this is possible?

Your help is appreciated. Thanks!

Short answer: yes!
When both controllers are connected and configured, you can simply select which keyboard should control which channel.
In Bitwig Studio, click to select an instrument track, in the inspector panel look for the note input selector (it's just above the track volume level). Default is "All ins", you will want to change this to your particular keyboard.
P.S., remember to arm your tracks for the note input to work.


answered Dec 16 '16 at 08:36 by fredrik (166)

Thanks so much! That's the answer I was hoping for.

I did see the track inputs, just wasn't sure if it would automatically be available, or if I had to do some programming or anything. Thanks again!


answered Dec 16 '16 at 17:08 by jamesmcseattle (87)

You can also use the "Note Filter" device to split your 49 keys into two, for eg, and play two different instruments at the same time.


answered Dec 17 '16 at 19:01 by mgaw (268)

Hey thanks man, I didn't know that - I'll definitely check into how that works. Thanks again!


answered Dec 18 '16 at 02:04 by jamesmcseattle (87)

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